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November 7, 2012 8:20:49 PM

Hello, I've put together this configuration and I'd like to know if its components are compatible and if it'll do for my use. Here it is:

- Power Supply: Thermaltake 350W Purepower ATX12V v2.2 W0328RU;
- Mother Board: Asus F1A55-M LX FM1 socket AMD A55 (Hudson D2);
- APU (was recommended by a friend of mine): AMD A8-3870k Llano 3.0 GHz FM1 socket 4MB cache Radeon HD6550D;
- HDD: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 7200 RPM 32 MB SATA;
- Memory: AMD 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz PC3-12800;

I plan on drawing on some program like photoshop, working on AutoCad (or something similar) and watching HD videos. Will this work for me?

Thank you and sorry for any bad english!

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November 7, 2012 9:49:06 PM
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That setup should be perfectly fine for what you want to use it for. What site are you getting parts from, just curious?

I do have one suggestion. If you are planning to do photo editing, you may want more than 4GB of RAM. Also, the AMD APU's use your system RAM for video RAM. So the faster RAM you have the better your video will perform. I would highly suggest going for a set of 8GB DDR3 2133MHz RAM. It would perform much better for you.
November 7, 2012 10:05:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $488.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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November 7, 2012 11:37:28 PM

MrMollmann said:
Hello, I've put together this configuration and I'd like to know if its components are compatible and if it'll do for my use. Here it is:

- Power Supply: Thermaltake 350W Purepower ATX12V v2.2 W0328RU;
- Mother Board: Asus F1A55-M LX FM1 socket AMD A55 (Hudson D2);
- APU (was recommended by a friend of mine): AMD A8-3870k Llano 3.0 GHz FM1 socket 4MB cache Radeon HD6550D;
- HDD: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 7200 RPM 32 MB SATA;
- Memory: AMD 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz PC3-12800;

I plan on drawing on some program like photoshop, working on AutoCad (or something similar) and watching HD videos. Will this work for me?

Thank you and sorry for any bad english!

I agree with Jay, everything looks great but more ram will make image editing much faster.
Even 16 gb would be reasonable.
November 8, 2012 1:12:04 AM

jay2tall said:
That setup should be perfectly fine for what you want to use it for. What site are you getting parts from, just curious?

I do have one suggestion. If you are planning to do photo editing, you may want more than 4GB of RAM. Also, the AMD APU's use your system RAM for video RAM. So the faster RAM you have the better your video will perform. I would highly suggest going for a set of 8GB DDR3 2133MHz RAM. It would perform much better for you.


The site is in portuguese, 'cos it is a brazilian hardware store. You might wat to ask for your browser to translate it from portuguese to english, but anyway, here it is: http://www.hardstore.com.br/ . Oh, and the prices are not in US$.

Thanks for your reply!

EDIT: Is this 2133 Hz RAM compatible with my mother board? Thanks again. (:
November 8, 2012 1:43:30 AM

Yes, 2133MHz DDR3 RAM is compatible with your motherboard. You will want to read the manual and make sure you set it to accept the X.M.P. Profile. When you first install any RAM it will default to a slower factory speed. However, it has an XMP profile that has the advertised clock and latency speeds. Each motherboard has this setting somewhere, you will want to set it.
November 18, 2012 12:00:49 AM

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