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May 10, 2014 9:54:46 AM

Just wanted to ask if any of these parts are known to wear out or can buy better for a similar price. I'm trying not to cut corners because it's for a friend and i need it to be decent.

See parts list here: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3Hp2M

I would be grateful if someone listed any parts i should replace.

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May 10, 2014 9:58:30 AM

No GPU?
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May 10, 2014 10:04:00 AM

well its better to go with a pair of ram sticks (2x4), for better stability.

Gpu? the r7 265 is nice, or r7 260x.

but since its an a10 chip, your probably banking on the on board gpu, so its better to get an after market cooler like the cooler master hyper evo 212, its cheap but offers good performance.
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May 10, 2014 10:10:15 AM

If you got an R7 250 with that apu, you could run dual graphics (with the apus on-board graphics).
I'd get a dual channel ram kit, and try to get the highest speed you can, amd apus really benefit from increased clockspeed in ram.
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May 13, 2014 9:22:57 AM

Ok thanks very much, I only just noticed the reply as the email alert was unchecked for some reason? Anyway thanks for the answers
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May 13, 2014 9:24:46 AM

I'd prefer a cheaper cooler and im not sure hyper 212 will fit. Opinions of the tx3 evo?
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May 13, 2014 9:35:58 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£53.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard (£31.54 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.98 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.63 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£83.00 @ Ebuyer)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.04 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£35.59 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £392.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-13 17:35 BST+0100)

It's only 5 more pounds so shouldn't be a big problem
Do you already have an optical drive though ? You will need one to read DVD's
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May 14, 2014 7:56:37 AM

andrei65 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£53.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard (£31.54 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.98 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.63 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£83.00 @ Ebuyer)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.04 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£35.59 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £392.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-13 17:35 BST+0100)

It's only 5 more pounds so shouldn't be a big problem
Do you already have an optical drive though ? You will need one to read DVD's


I think he didn't care too much about the optical drive. Is this much better than the build that I've already suggested?
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May 14, 2014 8:04:16 AM

That is a better build- the 7770 is faster than the on-board graphics of the 7850k and the cpu side is similar.
Personally I'd probably recommend an AM3+ board and a FX4300 or FX6300 instead as that will have an upgrade path to an FX 8XXX cpu down the road whereas the FM2+ boards top at at 4 cores.
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May 14, 2014 9:29:19 AM

Thanks for your help everyone
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May 14, 2014 10:17:55 PM

Sorry , couldn't answer you as my updates weren't showing up anymore .
I agree with the fact that getting a 4300 or a 6300 is better but it's also a bit more expensive due to the mobos
example :
Athlon 750K + MSI A55M = 85,24£
AMD FX 6300 + 760GM-P23 = 104,79£
We're already looking at 19,55 more pounds , he's on a small budget so , every little pound off is important .

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