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May 7, 2012 7:42:32 PM

PSU: Thermaltake 450w
MoBo: Asus F1A75-M LE
Processor: AMD A6 3650 2.6 GHz, 4.0 MB Total Cache
GPU: Radeon 6850 or 6770
RAM: not sure, i know its dd3r and its 8gb
HDD: 1TB hdd
DVD Drive: Its the same one everyone gets, the lite-on or something
Case: Not sure, my friend gave it to me

Can i play killing floor/skyrim/dawn of war, and what could i play them on?
May 7, 2012 7:52:29 PM

why get a crappy APU when you're getting a good dedicated GPU?
PSU is not of a good brand, I'd be very cautious and oversize it.

As far as playing, yes you'll be able to play all those games, I'd say probably on high settings.
May 7, 2012 7:57:18 PM

I will also have around 350 bucks left over which will be spent on the 6850 and a different CPU(amd phenom ii x4 965 BE). But i know i also need a different psu. This comes in a bundle cuz im trading it for my old xbox.

And can the 450w handle high settings before i can upgrade?
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May 7, 2012 8:03:59 PM

I would not recommend an APU for a desktop gaming build. If you wanted cheap a Core i3-2100 would be your bet; otherwise, a Core i5-2400.
May 7, 2012 8:10:45 PM

I have looked at the 2100 but i know the phenom may work better with its quad core in stuff like bf3 multiplayer.
May 7, 2012 8:16:07 PM

demonzman said:
I will also have around 350 bucks left over which will be spent on the 6850 and a different CPU(amd phenom ii x4 965 BE). But i know i also need a different psu. This comes in a bundle cuz im trading it for my old xbox.

And can the 450w handle high settings before i can upgrade?


You might be able to pick up a 965 BE used... They are not being sold out there in the wild.

But that CPU (965 BE) won't fit your motherboard.

The AMD A series with the APU is great if you are sticking with integrated graphics. The processor is no good as a stand alone processor. If you are getting a graphics card then you are best off getting an AM3+ mobo and an FX 4100, if you want to go with AMD.

Your PSU is fine if it doesn't break. Thermaltake has a reputation of making substandard PSUs

If you don't plan on making an OC on the 965 BE an i3 would be a better choice. It will use less power and outperform the FX 4100. The i3 2100 and the FX 4100 can both handle 4 threads of processing. They process in completely different ways but they can both multitask very well.
May 7, 2012 8:21:34 PM

I did intend on overclocking. Im not to sure how to but i intend to do my research. Will the x4 955 fit the MoBo?
May 7, 2012 8:22:49 PM

I would recommend a larger Corsair or Antec power supply. Also, I would go with a Core i5 2400 or 2500, you will thank yourself in the long run.
May 7, 2012 8:24:31 PM

I know that an i5-2500k would be better, but i only have 350 to spend on a GPU, CPU, (apparently a new mobo?), and now a case...i need a compromise on what to buy now that is much more important so i can save up and upgrade later
May 7, 2012 8:25:58 PM

demonzman said:
I did intend on overclocking. Im not to sure how to but i intend to do my research. Will the x4 955 fit the MoBo?


Nope. The mobo hast to be an AM2+, AM3, or an AM3+
May 7, 2012 8:26:49 PM

demonzman said:
I know that an i5-2500k would be better, but i only have 350 to spend on a GPU, CPU, (apparently a new mobo?), and now a case...i need a compromise on what to buy now that is much more important so i can save up and upgrade later


Do you have a MicroCenter nearby?
www.microcenter.com

Also what parts have you already purchased?
May 7, 2012 8:30:21 PM

I wish. Would the mobo fit an i5-2500?
May 7, 2012 8:32:20 PM

demonzman said:
I wish. Would the mobo fit an i5-2500?


That Mobo is an F1 series mobo and only fits AMD A series APUs

Meaning AMD A series chips.

Soon the Trinity series AMD APUs will be released.

They will use an F2 series mobo...

The best CPU you can put in that mobo is the AMD A8 3870K for $119.99
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A8-3870K-Graphics-Quad-Core-P...
May 7, 2012 8:33:57 PM

You need an Intel mobo for an Intel Processor.
May 7, 2012 8:37:57 PM

ok, thanks all! I think im gonna find a better deal, hopefully some cash, for my xbox and just build my pc.
May 7, 2012 8:49:14 PM

demonzman said:
ok, thanks all! I think im gonna find a better deal, hopefully some cash, for my xbox and just build my pc.


Come back when you are ready to build! We are glad to help.
May 7, 2012 8:59:26 PM

pacioli said:
Nope. The mobo hast to be an AM2+, AM3, or an AM3+


Just to make matters more complicated, especially for AM3 socket boards, the motherboard has to support the wattage of the CPU. There are 95w and 125w versions of the Phenom II x4. If you do got for a Phenom II x4, make sure you get an AM3 motherboard that supports 125w CPUs just to be safe.
May 7, 2012 9:06:31 PM

kulmnar said:
Just to make matters more complicated, especially for AM3 socket boards, the motherboard has to support the wattage of the CPU. There are 95w and 125w versions of the Phenom II x4. If you do got for a Phenom II x4, make sure you get an AM3 motherboard that supports 125w CPUs just to be safe.


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