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November 10, 2012 10:48:48 PM

Its pretty cheap its about 300$ or 288$ exactly

Case-Cooler Master Elite 430

PSU-Cooler Master eXtreme 500 watt

Motherboard-AS Rock FX N68C-GS

CPU-AMD Athlon ii x3 Rana 3.2GHz Tri Core

GPU-GigaByte Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR3

RAM- 4GB 1600Mhz Corsair Vengeance

Cooling-Cooler Master Sickle Flow 120mm Silent Fan Blue LED

All of my components are blue in color... :p  thinking of getting an led strip

PS. Blue is my favorite color!!!!

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 10, 2012 11:13:25 PM

Good for that budget I guess. The PSU is horrible and I can't let you buy it.

For the system you have listed this would be sufficient.
A little more expensive but it's worth it
Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


You might want to look into getting an FM2 platform build.

AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU)
MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 AMD A75 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Combo $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Use the same case and fan as before. That will put you at about $290. You still need a hard drive, OS, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and optical drive to load the OS. I'm assuming you have this stuff already?
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November 10, 2012 11:13:36 PM

slow and crappy. Good choice of ram and video card though.
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November 10, 2012 11:46:27 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/neCy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/neCy/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/neCy/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $297.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-10 20:45 EST-0500)

Better than any of the things above. All the parts needed for your pc

Quad core apu, with good graphics. Can handle light gaming.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 11, 2012 12:17:10 AM

He didn't specify if he needed an HDD or Optical in his OP. Also that Corsair Builder 430w is garbage. It's a CWT unit with really cheap and unreliable Samxon caps.

For a couple more bucks you can get the Antec Neo Eco I mentioned, which is more than enough power for his needs and is manufactured by Seasonic, a way more notable brand than CWT.
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November 11, 2012 2:24:43 AM

stickg1 said:
He didn't specify if he needed an HDD or Optical in his OP. Also that Corsair Builder 430w is garbage. It's a CWT unit with really cheap and unreliable Samxon caps.

For a couple more bucks you can get the Antec Neo Eco I mentioned, which is more than enough power for his needs and is manufactured by Seasonic, a way more notable brand than CWT.

For a couple more bucks? It's like $20. Lol using your psu would make me go over budget.

OP, get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper than both of those yet still pretty good.
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November 11, 2012 3:06:05 PM

Are the graphics cards included with the APU series any good?
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 11, 2012 3:41:27 PM

It's okay, the important thing is the boost in CPU performance you get over the tri-core RANA chip you originally picked. The systems will perform about the same. Also if you can scrape together $80 more bucks you can toss a 6670 in there and use it as dual graphics for an enhanced performance boost.

But to clarify do you need an OS, HDD, or optical drive?
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November 11, 2012 3:43:13 PM

No i do not
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 11, 2012 3:46:05 PM

Try to get a 6670 into the build I listed above. If not then no worries but I would recommend upgrading to the A10-5800K instead of the A8-5600K.
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November 11, 2012 4:06:33 PM

Don't try to crossfire apu with any gfx card for $300. It's a waste of money.

This is the best build you could get for your budget.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/njjI
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/njjI/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/njjI/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 350W ATX Power Supply ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $293.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-11 13:06 EST-0500)

You could get a different case if you want, but this is a cheap and reliable one.
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November 11, 2012 4:08:36 PM


Absolutely the worst build for $300 I've seen. 1600 mhz for apu?
Bad choice on case and PSU too.
Also, a 6670 for an APU build for $300? You won't see much performance from that.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 11, 2012 4:33:23 PM

lchrisk said:
Absolutely the worst build for $300 I've seen. 1600 mhz for apu?
Bad choice on case and PSU too.
Also, a 6670 for an APU build for $300? You won't see much performance from that.


Lol he picked a better PSU than you did. 1600MHz is fine for APUs and Crucial is great at overclocking with a little voltage bump.

The A10 + 6670 is better than just an A10 and better than just a 6670 so I don't really see how that's a bad thing.


AzziTech, check your PMs
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November 11, 2012 4:54:19 PM

stickg1 said:
Lol he picked a better PSU than you did. 1600MHz is fine for APUs and Crucial is great at overclocking with a little voltage bump.

The A10 + 6670 is better than just an A10 and better than just a 6670 so I don't really see how that's a bad thing.


AzziTech, check your PMs


You really do have little to no idea what you are talking about.

His psu is WORSE than mine. Look at the reviews and such, it's not as good as the 350w.
Also, if you would actually research, a10+6670 is not always good. It doesn't even give you much performance, not to mention most games don't even benefit from crossfire.
1600mhz is bad for an apu. If you would of known, apus benefit highly from faster ram, and who says he wants to oc? Maybe he doesn't, so what will that tell you?

If you haven't forgot either, his budget is $300. Please tell me how much his build was? Yeah.. stop right there.

People on this forum with no knowledge..
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November 11, 2012 5:02:07 PM

lchrisk said:
Absolutely the worst build for $300 I've seen. 1600 mhz for apu?
Bad choice on case and PSU too.
Also, a 6670 for an APU build for $300? You won't see much performance from that.


I actually do want to overclock and i can go to about 350$
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 11, 2012 5:19:37 PM

LOL

First of all kid, that Antec is their bottom budget line produced from a really cheap OEM manufacturer. It's a decent PSU but he found a good deal on a decent case and better PSU. It has low ripple and noise and pretty solid efficiency for a mainstream power supply.

You don't have to buy a $50 1866MHz kit to run at 1866MHz. That Crucial kit will run just fine at 1866MHz speeds. Probably with even better timings.

Don't go mouthing off about people having no knowledge, you're new here and I understand you have an awesome $400 PC and you're really proud of it. Just because you own an APU doesn't make you the leading authority on their performance.

Even if he bought a 6670 and disabled crossfire it would still perform better than the graphics on the APU. So if crossfire did have problems with specific games, he could always revert back to just using the 6670 and still have better performance.

Since he does have a $350 budget and he wants to render video I am going to suggest he find a nice combo with a 990FX or 970 chipset and the new FX-6300.
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