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400$ Build Any Good for Gaming, Advice?

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October 7, 2012 6:31:29 AM

Looking to make it run Guild Wars 2 on around medium settings.

Mobo: ASRock H77M ($65)
GPU: Radeon HD 7750 ($90)
CPU: Intel G860 ($70)
RAM: G Skill Ripjaws 8gb (2x4gb) ($30)
PSU: Cooler Master Elite 460, 460 Watts ($25)
Case: Cooler Master 430 RC-430-KWN1 ($30)
HDD: Western Digital Cavlar 500gb ($65)
Optical Drive:Samsung... ($15)
OS: Windows Server 2008 or Wine... (Free)

The intended budget is 400$, I think this is the best I can come up with.
Any Advice?
October 7, 2012 9:48:00 AM

try one of the amd trinity cpus i heard they are pretty good for the money
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October 7, 2012 9:57:38 AM

jrunv said:
try one of the amd trinity cpus i heard they are pretty good for the money


They're incredible for the money, but OP would have to sepnd a little more money for them. I thank you for reminding us of them here and I would recommend them, but they simply can;t fit in OP's budget reasonably. At best, they'd be $25 more for the CPU/APU and about $25 more for the motherboard because the good, cheap ones are all out of stock already everywhere I look.
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October 7, 2012 5:33:15 PM

That's a nice build. I would recommend a Corsair CX 500W.
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October 7, 2012 6:10:04 PM

Dude, he doesn't have the money for a Corsair PSU. That version of OCZ is one of the best.
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October 7, 2012 7:02:11 PM

Think you did a pretty good job. Do you really need the dvd drive? Do you have another machine with a dvd drive and a usb/external drive? That way you can save some money on that and maybe upgrade the cpu or gpu.
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October 7, 2012 7:21:05 PM

Those APU builds are using mobos that have no SATA 600MB/s support and no USB 3.0 support. Don't hold that against them if you don't care about these features, but be aware of that you lack them.
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October 8, 2012 1:40:51 AM

^^ Is it ok to pair the A10-5800k APU with just a DDR3 Video Card?, Or I'll just go with DDR5?
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October 8, 2012 1:43:46 AM

hardasrock said:
^^ Is it ok to pair the A10-5800k APU with just a DDR3 Video Card?, Or I'll just go with DDR5?


There's no such thing as DDR5. It's GDDR5. some sites screw this up, but trust me, there is no such thing as DDR5. It's always just a typo.

I think that it would be better to use a Radeon 6670 DDR3 in order to sync up performance as much as reasonably possible.
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October 8, 2012 1:51:53 AM

luciferano said:
There's no such thing as DDR5. It's GDDR5. some sites screw this up, but trust me, there is no such thing as DDR5. It's always just a typo.

I think that it would be better to use a Radeon 6670 DDR3 in order to sync up performance as much as reasonably possible.




I thought it was DDR5 (Yeah most site, it was posted as DDR5),well thanks for correcting me :) . Hmm. I see, I will buy the 6670 DDR3.
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October 8, 2012 1:55:33 AM

hardasrock said:
I thought it was DDR5 (Yeah most site, it was posted as DDR5),well thanks for correcting me :) . Hmm. I see, I will buy the 6670 DDR3.


Yeah, IDK why that gets screwed up by so many web sites. It's fairly simple. DDR5 won't be out for like five to eight years, so they shouldn't be screwing this up.
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October 8, 2012 8:57:11 PM

Why not get a 7770? After rebates some drop to $110 and the 6670 goes for $90
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October 9, 2012 1:59:42 AM

theconsolegamer said:
Why not get a 7770? After rebates some drop to $110 and the 6670 goes for $90


IDK where you're looking, but where I look, 6670 DDR3s go for $50-75.
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October 9, 2012 11:28:41 AM

High quality case with USB 3.0 in front panel.

Xigmatek ASGARD PRO USB 3.0 CCC-AE37BS-U02 Black Steel + Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

An 80+ PSU from Corsair, overkill for now, but gives you room for adding a good GPU later.

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The new trinity APU A10-5800K

AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D AD580KWOHJBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asrock FM2A75 PRO4 is the choice for motherboard. Comes with everything you'll need like native USB & SATA III, support for Dual Graphics, 2600+ Dual Channel DDR3 memory (important for maximizing the power of the APU), all solid caps and all that at a great price ;) 

ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For memory I would choose atleast a 1866 MHz kit, to get the most out of the APU.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1866C9R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And finally for hard drive, I go with WD Caviar Blue.

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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SUM is 413$ and here are a few tips!

1)You have 25$ rebates from PSU and APU. If I were you I, with these money I would buy a heatsink in order to overclock the APU a little (although It can go easily to 4.8-5.0 GHz on air and minor voltage tweaks)

XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included LGA 2011 i7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2)With the first chance I would add a 6670 for Crossfire with the APU





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