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Best $400 Build
Nov 2, 2012, 10:34 PM
I'd like a verdict on the following hardware, about to construst first APU rig:
- RAIDMAX Smilodon 2x80mm 1x120mm fan Mid Tower Case w/ 500w PSU
- AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz FM2
- GIGABYTE GA-F2A75M-D3H FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
- G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
- Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 64Mb Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Nov 3, 2012
Nov 2, 2012, 10:58 PM
As long as you do very little high end gaming its fine....
All the best Brett
Nov 2, 2012, 11:16 PM
How come you want to put a micro atx moterboard in a mid tower case? What brand of powersupply is that? What are you planning to use this computer for? Gaming? If so, what games?
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Nov 2, 2012, 11:49 PM
Did you try to find the cheapest motherboard you could? Don't.
Get one that can support faster ram, and then get faster ram.
APUs scale extremely heavily depending on RAM speeds, since they don't benefit from dedicated DDR5 VRAM.
Nov 3, 2012, 12:27 AM
What is the primary use of this rig? For $400, I would rather make a LGA1155 Pentium rig. It would perform MUCH better for gaming while giving you a reasonable upgrade path.
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