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November 13, 2012 12:59:12 AM

Hello, I'm new to these forums, let me know if I did anything incorrectly/posted in the wrong section.

I've been wanting to build a desktop, with the ability to play games on at least medium settings (games like Minecraft, BF3, COD, Portal 2, etc) and AMD's new Trinity APU's finally convinced me to put something together for a budget of around $400. So I wanted to ask the community here what they think about the system I have on my Newegg wishlist, and how it would compare to an intel system with around the same specs (but a higher price, obviously)

CPU: AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7560D AD560KWOHJBOX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Mobo: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

RAM: Kington HyperX Blu 2GB and 4GB sticks (will upgrade eventually) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply (will 430w be sufficient? I'm not planning on getting a dedicated GPU for a while, and I can upgrade my PSU if need be) (
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST250DM000 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Heatsink: Enermax ETS-T40 VEGAS DUO CPU Cooler With PWM Twister Bearing Fan Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+ (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Optical drive (guess this doesn't really matter): ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

And case (just for the heck of it): Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

This totals to a grand price of $400.91

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November 13, 2012 1:25:41 AM

^Rebuild it with the top-end A10 APU, as the graphics scale hugely.

You can't have a 2GB and a 4GB stick without trouble, and that's the part you want to be fastest, as the GPU will scale with system ram.

Get a Hyper 212+ instead of the Enermax.
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November 13, 2012 1:41:56 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($12.60 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card ($90.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.43 @ NCIX US)
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: $339.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 22:41 EST-0500)

Better by a mile. Intel beats AMD in everything in terms of gaming. This build is only $339 but it will own that weak AMD build.
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November 13, 2012 1:43:29 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($12.60 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.43 @ NCIX US)
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: $363.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-12 22:44 EST-0500)

This build is almost $400 at without rebates. It is better because of the GPU. Stick with stock cooler.
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November 13, 2012 2:33:37 PM

Best answer selected by Thesaz123.
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