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November 5, 2012 9:52:39 AM

Hi,

I'm planning on building a new computer using the new Trinity APU, A10-5800k. I'm on a tight budget of 350 pounds. I really need help with this!

I DON'T need:
-Monitor (res:1440x900)
-K&M
-OS

I NEED:
-Apu
-Ram
-Hdd
-Psu
-Case
-Motherboard

I live in England, so please use UK sites to find the parts.
I'm going to be playing games like Combat arms, A.V.A, and Crossfire, they aren't graphics intensive so I don't need another GPU. I might also play games like Skyrim, MW3 and Minecraft.

I'd like to use the 2133 speed memories but I have heard the max supported ram speed is 1866, which sucks. :/ 
I'm not going to be overclocking any part of my system, mainly because I don't want to risk damaging any components. :) 

Other than light gaming, I'm going to be streaming HD videos and surfing the web. I'm not going to be rendering videos, uploading videos or doing anything related to photoshop etc.

Thanks for reading :p 



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November 5, 2012 10:18:11 AM

Nah, with 350 pounds you're good. I'm on the tight budget of 250 pounds and i'm planning the same build :) 

Cooler Master Elite 310, Black/Silver + 400W PSU
Asrock FM2A75M-DGS
AMD A-Series FM2, A10-5800K (4C, 3.8GHz, 4MB Cache, 100W)
Kingston 8GB, DDR3, 1866MHz, CL9, Kit Of 2, Predator Series
Western Digital 500GB, 7200rpm, 16MB, Sata III, Caviar Blue

In this thread scroll down to UK and choose a store of your liking
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/358998-13-worldwide...
with 350 pounds available you can choose better psu and swap box cpu fan for better one
November 5, 2012 10:26:19 AM

Tons of reviews have it running with 2133mhz ram, so I wouldn't worry about that.

5800k 99£ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0095VP8D4/ref=asc_df_B0095VP8D410426831/?tag=pgelec-01-324-21&creative=22114&creativeASIN=B0095VP8D4&linkCode=asn
Gigabyte F2A75M-D3H Motherboard 63$ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009KPIBH0/ref=asc_df_B009KPIBH010426831/?tag=pgelec-01-322-21&creative=22118&creativeASIN=B009KPIBH0&linkCode=asn
Kingston Technology 8GB (2x 4GB) 2133MHz DDR3 45£ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008YAI6OA/ref=asc_df_B008YAI6OA10426831/?tag=pgelec-01-325-21&creative=22114&creativeASIN=B008YAI6OA&linkCode=asn
CiT S011B Black Slim Micro ATX Tower with Card Reader 300W PSU 42£http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-S011B-Black-Micro-Reader/dp/B0051ZHID6/ref=sr_1_19?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1352117701&sr=1-19
Seagate ST31000524AS 3.5 inch Barracuda 1TB GB 7200rpm 49£http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST31000524AS-Barracuda-7200rpm-Buffer/dp/B004HBAGSO/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1352118029&sr=1-3

This should set you back about 300 quid. I only used amazon but a few searches through pricegrabber.uk they seemed to be the best option or close to. Do check more thorough yourself if you can though, I didn't consider shipping. I don't know how good the psu is, but none of the reviews I briefly read mention it being bad and some mentioned how the case could be used for htpc so it can't be too noisy I suppose. Consider getting an ssd as well, it makes the whole system feel a lot faster. A small one for the OS and a few other things should be in your budget.

Good luck with the build, and butremor's build suggestion looks solid as well.
November 8, 2012 4:56:37 AM

My suggestion is to get a Intel pentium g850 and a AMD 7770 together both parts are only 170ish bucks only 40 bucks over the AMD 5800k but the 7770 will be mire future proof by the way I'm American so I meant 170usd not sure hoe many euros that is
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