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November 2, 2012 3:58:00 AM

Just want to start off saying theres been quite a few things over the past couple years I've figured out via this site, figured it was time to make an account. (:

Just had a couple questions about this new low-end build I plan on doing.
I've got most everything picked out, this being my first build I'm very hesitant and always second guessing myself.

For the motherboard - AMD A55 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
For the processor - AMD A6-3670K (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Now, since the processor also has an integrated GPU I was wondering if it would still be wise to buy a video/graphics card?
the one i'm looking at is very cheap. And will that card work properly because of the CPU + GPU combo?

Video Card - GeForce 210 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

I don't need major gaming power, I would just like to run WoW on high settings, ultra if possible.. and I will be using my 42 inch tv as a monitor so hdmi is needed.

Non Troll-like responses are very much appreciated. Thanks in advanced!

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November 2, 2012 4:13:09 AM

The Nvidia GT210 will hold back the IGPU on your A6-3670k, so SCRAP IT!! :lol: 

What resolution is your 42" TV? (I'm assuming 1080p but you never know). Also, what is your budget? Depending on these two things, it may be better to scrap the APU rig and invest in a very modest Pentium rig such as this -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $412.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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November 2, 2012 4:24:40 AM

Thanks for the quick reply mocchan!

My tv is 1080p ofc :p 
The rig I had built with the A6-3670k was $336 so the one you've conjured up(thank you btw) isn't too much more than the one I planned on getting before anyhow. $412 is in my price range, and im actually liking the one you linked me a little better lol.

I would probably downgrade on the HD space, just because I couldn't possibly imagine filling up 1TB of space :p , and would possibly look around on some different video card options. Maybe a GeForce GT 640 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)? Would save me a little.
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November 2, 2012 4:37:23 AM

You're very welcome :) 

Thank you for clarifying your TV's resolution. I was making sure since I know there are some 42" TV's out there that are 720p :lol: 

Instead of the Nvidia GT640, I would highly recommend the Radeon HD6770 (boy I seem like an AMD Radeon fanboy. I promise you, I'm not). http://www.hwcompare.com/12869/geforce-gt-640-ddr3-vs-r...

The card is one generation old, however, with the price tag of $79.99 and performance numbers a little higher than the GT640, I definitely think it's a better value - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And here's a lower capacity HDD for you. I selected 500GB since I think it would be the most efficient in terms of price/capacity :)  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00461G3MS/?tag=pcpapi-20
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November 2, 2012 4:48:33 AM

Awesome! Cheaper too lol.
I like both AMD and Intel, but I know some who are diehard both sides. I'm just more of a whatever works kinda guy.

I think that's what i'll be going with then :D .
The gen of the card doesn't necessarily matter to me as long as I can play my WoW on good settings. Mostly a console gamer other than MMO's.
Total comes to around 410 and I even added a decent wireless keyboard/mouse combo haha.

Would like to say thanks again, you helped quite a bit! Looking forward to building my first rig!
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November 2, 2012 4:53:39 AM

You're very welcome and good luck!

Also, I would like to point out that I forgot to list a case on my parts list. This will increase the price by around ~$40 depending on what case you choose, so definitely keep that in mind. (Unless of course, you already have a case).

I'm sure you'll have fun and you can't go wrong with the parts I selected :)  There's plenty of upgrade potential in the future and you will definitely pleased for the years to come.
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November 12, 2012 2:09:11 AM

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