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January 31, 2012 11:29:28 PM

is this build good?

mostly for(greatest to least): games, work, editing movies nd pics

it total its cost about $900 with taxes (canadian tax) from Canada Computers

CPU: AMD A8-3870K ($149.99)
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 101A ($14.99)
Motherboard: Asus F1A55-M LE ($84.99)
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 8GB ($39.99)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ($69.99)
PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550W ($54.99)
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 ($164.99)
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB ($86.99)
DVD: Samsung SH-S222AL ($21.99)
OS: WIN7 HP 64BIT ($104.99)

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January 31, 2012 11:58:43 PM

it will work for gaming, but there's more that can be gotten from the card for gaming, with an FX or Phenom II CPU because of the cache L3...
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February 1, 2012 12:09:34 AM

There is absolutely no need to buy a APU if you're going to be using a 6850. Don't buy AMD CPUs anymore, the i3 2100 from
Intel is a clear winner beating even the most "high-end" AMD CPUs. There really isn't a need to buy a aftermarket heatsink for a i3 2100 unless you want quieter operation. Also you need another mobo for Intel 1155.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

No need for 1600Mhz because it's not recommended that you go over 1333 or 1066. You aren't going to benefit noticeably for faster RAM speeds.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm definitely not a fan of Bitfenix cases. This one will do you fine.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't be cheap on PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else looks fine. Just remember to get a OEM version of Windows 7 to save money.
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February 1, 2012 12:40:11 AM

e56 is mostly right. However, DDR3-1600 is cheaper than 1333
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February 1, 2012 12:56:03 AM

It doesn't make sense to buy a A8 if your going to buy a graphics card.

You'd be better off picking up a $100 FX4100 and using it for a while and then hoping AMD can come up with something better in the future you can upgrade to on AM3+.

Otherwise a better choice would be a i3 setup. The i3 is faster than the FX's or Phenom II's in gaming and just about everything else too.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...
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February 1, 2012 1:09:39 AM

AMD is done with AM3+ sockets. The upcoming Piledriver is going to be an APU with socket FM2.
With the i3 set up, you can upgrade to Ivy Bridge.
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February 1, 2012 10:44:16 AM

yesterdays sub $200 chip article suggests you'll do far better with an i3-2100 and a H61 motherboard.

Alternately an i5-2380P at $177 would be even faster than the i3
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