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October 24, 2012 5:48:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: From one week to one month.

Budget Range: $350

System Usage: Gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: No.

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: eBay or SuperBiiz

Location: Miami - Florida.

Parts Preferences: AMD build.

Overclocking: No, unless the CPU isn't enough for the games I'm playing after I upgrade the video card.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

The build


I have:

•Optical Drive.
•HHD
•Case - Top mounted PSU but will buy other one ASAP.

This is it!

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($108.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Ebay)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 610 1GB Video Card ($29.99 @ Ebay)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Ebay)
Total: $323.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Questions and Concerns:

•Are all the parts compatible with each other?
•What video card do you recommend for $100 for gaming?
•Is the AMD-CPU good?

Answer for the bottleneck:

It's because I don't have too much cash to buy an excellent video card, I'm on a limited budget, therefore that's why I bottleneck.
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October 24, 2012 6:10:23 PM

I wouldn't recommend the GT610 at all. I'd rather say get a cheaper processor and motherboard and go with a better GPU. I'll have a build put together in a second.

And what power supply are you using?
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October 24, 2012 6:16:50 PM

Deemo13 said:
I wouldn't recommend the GT610 at all. I'd rather say get a cheaper processor and motherboard and go with a better GPU. I'll have a build put together in a second.

And what power supply are you using?

It's on the main post.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
October 24, 2012 6:31:54 PM

Must have missed that.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $269.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

That is how I would do it to save money and get a much better card.
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October 24, 2012 6:48:07 PM

Yep. Agree with him ^
Radeon hd 6xxx, 7xxx video is better choice than GT
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October 24, 2012 6:51:54 PM

What about this?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/liQB
It's the same Deemo13 build but with better card and processor.
It's $347 on Newegg or im wrong?
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October 24, 2012 6:53:21 PM

Let me help you better than these kids.

CPU: a10-5800k
MOBO: a75 fm2
RAM: Any 1866 mhz will do, sometimes you can find them pretty cheap, as I got my G.Skill sniper series for around $35.
GPU: 6670 (optional)

Will do decent on those games, pretty good for the money. Will come around $300.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
October 24, 2012 6:56:37 PM

lchrisk said:
Let me help you better than these kids.

CPU: a10-5800k
MOBO: a75 fm2
RAM: Any 1866 mhz will do, sometimes you can find them pretty cheap, as I got my G.Skill sniper series for around $35.
GPU: 6670 (optional)

Will do decent on those games, pretty good for the money. Will come around $300.


While I disagree with being a kid :)  I do agree with this build. This would come to have similar performance with an i3 with better integrated.
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October 24, 2012 6:58:24 PM

I like the A10 5800k, but I don't recommending adding a dedicated graphics card.
A 5800k + 6670 would cost similar to a cheap intel with a 7750 and in that situation, I would get the intel.
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October 24, 2012 10:11:26 PM

lchrisk said:
Let me help you better than these kids.

CPU: a10-5800k
MOBO: a75 fm2
RAM: Any 1866 mhz will do, sometimes you can find them pretty cheap, as I got my G.Skill sniper series for around $35.
GPU: 6670 (optional)

Will do decent on those games, pretty good for the money. Will come around $300.

What about my build?
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October 24, 2012 10:41:21 PM

In all honesty, the GT 610 is AWFUL. A friend of mine bought a 6100 system with a GT 610 and it barely got 40fps in LFS (a rather CPU intensive game, most older (P4) systems get like 50-60fps at 1024x768 maxed out).

The A10 system is one I would go for if I were in the market for a desktop. The Trinity systems see a noticeable improvement in performance with faster RAM.
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October 24, 2012 10:59:52 PM

Alright!

What about Radeon HD 5670?
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October 24, 2012 11:03:28 PM

It's much better than the GT 610 (even the thought of the 610 makes me shudder). I suggest at 6670, though, since it's newer technology and is compatible with A-series processors' Dual Graphics.
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October 24, 2012 11:36:50 PM

New Build!

I've taken lchrisk's recommendation about the 5800K so I need a compatibility check on this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321005740612 - ASRock FM2A75 PRO4-M FM2/ AMD A75 FCH/ DDR3/SATA3&USB3.0 MicroATX Motherboard MB - 83.99$


http://www.ebay.com/itm/190639203841 - XFX ProSeries Core Edition P1550SXXB9 550W 80Plus Bronze Active PFC Power Supply - $64.99

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AD580KBOX - AMD A-Series APU (CPU+GPU) Quad-Core A10-5800K 3.8GHz FM2, Retail (Black Edition) - 129.98$

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=D31866_8GK - Kingston HyperX KHX1866C9D3K2/8GX DDR3-1866 8GB(2x 4GB)/512MX64 CL9 Memory Kit - $48.99

Are all of these parts compatible with each other?
Is the PSU good?
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October 24, 2012 11:48:59 PM

I'm not PSU savvy, but do you think you'll need 550w?
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October 25, 2012 1:14:37 AM

freshenext said:
New Build!

I've taken lchrisk's recommendation about the 5800K so I need a compatibility check on this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321005740612 - ASRock FM2A75 PRO4-M FM2/ AMD A75 FCH/ DDR3/SATA3&USB3.0 MicroATX Motherboard MB - 83.99$


http://www.ebay.com/itm/190639203841 - XFX ProSeries Core Edition P1550SXXB9 550W 80Plus Bronze Active PFC Power Supply - $64.99

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AD580KBOX - AMD A-Series APU (CPU+GPU) Quad-Core A10-5800K 3.8GHz FM2, Retail (Black Edition) - 129.98$

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=D31866_8GK - Kingston HyperX KHX1866C9D3K2/8GX DDR3-1866 8GB(2x 4GB)/512MX64 CL9 Memory Kit - $48.99

Are all of these parts compatible with each other?
Is the PSU good?

I need answer on this before I choose the best answer.
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October 25, 2012 1:24:56 AM

The parts are fine. A Corsair PSU is recommended.
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October 25, 2012 1:49:36 AM

KenwoodGT said:
The parts are fine. A Corsair PSU is recommended.

Suggest me a nice PSU in this case.
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October 25, 2012 5:50:02 AM



I would go with this simply because that 7770 is going to be much faster than those dinky integrated gpus or what set they are.
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October 25, 2012 6:05:17 AM

nstiver said:
I would go with this simply because that 7770 is going to be much faster than those dinky integrated gpus or what set they are.

Well, the A10 system is about $100 less than the Phenom and the 7770. The 7770 system would be faster, of course. That doesn't mean that the A10 system isn't good. It's actually pretty impressive for integrated graphics, and if faster RAM is used (like 1866 or faster) a noticeable performance boost would be achieved. Sure, it won't be as good as any ol' discrete GPU+CPU combination, but instead a more power efficient alternative.
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October 25, 2012 5:05:08 PM

What if I'm updating to a 6850 after a few months?
PSU please?
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October 25, 2012 5:16:08 PM

If you're upgrading to a 6850 then don't bother with the A series processors. You should probably go with a Deneb/Vishera system in that case.

PSU should be about 450w
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October 25, 2012 5:16:21 PM

If you're upgrading to a 6850 then don't bother with the A series processors. You should probably go with a Deneb/Vishera system in that case.

PSU should be about 450w
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October 25, 2012 9:45:46 PM

6850 is just 10% faster than 7770 so if you buy my build you won't need to upgrade later to 6850,and the 600w PSU I picked is enough for up to hd 7970 but 450w PSU will be enough for phenom II 965 and hd 7770.
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October 25, 2012 10:12:13 PM

I'd be looking at the A10

even without a graphics card its a decent gamer , and you can always add one later
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October 25, 2012 11:30:22 PM

oxford373 said:
6850 is just 10% faster than 7770 so if you buy my build you won't need to upgrade later to 6850,and the 600w PSU I picked is enough for up to hd 7970 but 450w PSU will be enough for phenom II 965 and hd 7770.

I agree with your build, but I think getting 8GB of RAM is a little more important than a 600w PSU. The Corsair CX430 would be a good substitute and it would cost the same with 8GB of RAM.

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October 27, 2012 6:18:41 PM

Thank you all. This can be closed.
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October 27, 2012 6:19:02 PM

Best answer selected by freshenext.
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