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October 6, 2012 4:06:25 PM

Items in the basket. Can someone please verify compatibility.

Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 A85X Socket FM2 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
AMD A10 5800K Black Edition 3.8GHz Socket FM2 4MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
XFX 450W Core Edition Pro PSU
Sony AD-5280S-0B 24x DVD±RW & DL SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
Corsair Vengeance Performance Memory Module 8gb (2x4gb) Ddr3 1866mhz Cl9 1.5v
WD 500GB Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s - 7200RPM 16MB Cache
Antec One Case

cost of above = £368


will pick up windows 7 OEM, cheapest seems to be around £70 mark, anywhere cheaper in uk?

i intend on using this hooked up to living room tv for video/music. Some light gaming from time to time and general every day browsing etc etc. I initially looked at the intel options but i don't really need a power horse of a cpu. At it's price point the A10 seems better value for me as it seems to perform better than the i3's GPU.

Any thoughts appreciated. I will be ordering tonight. Unless someone sways me with a better idea...thanks.
October 6, 2012 4:26:43 PM

thanks, think its cheaper due to it being 1600 not 1866
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October 6, 2012 5:59:26 PM

well if you use 1866mhz, it wont provide any performance gain
October 6, 2012 6:01:09 PM

Well, it's an APU, so it might benefit from higher-speed RAM.
October 6, 2012 6:05:12 PM

true but not by much
October 6, 2012 6:22:09 PM

2133 isn't much of a difference compared to 1866. It looks like 1600 and 1866 are the best RAM speeds to get.
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