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November 19, 2012 6:07:06 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 350W ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VB178T 17.0" Monitor ($107.00 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft Desktop 400 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Other: Wifi Card ($9.99)
Other: 200mm case fan ($19.99)
Total: $540.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 02:38 EST-0500)

Uses general office work, facebook, publisher, and light gaming. The missing case and only a 17" monitor is intentional and are not up for discussion ( http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom... ).

Just out of curiosity how well will this preform on cry engine 3 games, MWO to be more specific.

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 19, 2012 8:13:36 AM

Yeah looking god but if you have some mnoney to spend i will cnahge a bit to more trusted parts.

Just a 40 bucks more, but so much improved

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.78 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VB178T 17.0" Monitor ($107.00 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft Desktop 400 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Other: Wifi Card ($9.99)
Other: 200mm case fan ($19.99)
Total: $580.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 05:12 EST-0500)

Oh and BTW, idk, about those games, but if it tells you something, you can play BF3 on low decently
a b B Homebuilt system
November 19, 2012 8:14:40 AM

Love the custom CRT case thingy you made... Epic idea... Ever considered getting a 17inch LCD to mount in front so you have more space?

Your build is pretty good, but I would suggest getting a better board, something with either an A75 chipset or A85X chipset, they perform better and provide more feutures but don't cost that much more.

Rosewill PSU are not of good qaulity most of the time. Some of their ranges are, but no that one. Rather look at Antec EarthWatts. Should be slightly more expensive but a lot better quility.

Consider Vengeance LP(low profile) ram. Save you some more space.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 19, 2012 8:15:02 AM

LOL damn took to long to type.

EDIT : Cryengine three would struggle, but it will be playable as far as I can tell.
November 19, 2012 12:30:22 PM

As it is I am already over budget, but i could probably upgrade the power supply, and what do i gain going with the a75 chipset. I am not going to be overclocking probably except maybe mess with the ram timings.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 19, 2012 1:54:23 PM

William_White said:
As it is I am already over budget, but i could probably upgrade the power supply, and what do i gain going with the a75 chipset. I am not going to be overclocking probably except maybe mess with the ram timings.


Better performance. More SATA connectivity. Lower latencys. Support higher RAM specs. And AMD APUs scale VERY well with faster RAM.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 19, 2012 2:06:07 PM

usb 3.0 and sataIII on a75
a b B Homebuilt system
November 19, 2012 3:07:23 PM

Trolling much?
November 19, 2012 3:34:04 PM

Are you replying to me or scambot?
November 19, 2012 4:05:36 PM

What I find funny is that you're buying windows 7 for almost 100$ when you could get windows 8 for 40$ (yes, it says upgrade, but it's actually the full version). It's not nearly as bad as people say it is, you can switch from metro to desktop instantly with the windows key and it adds a lot of fun new features. I'm a heavy user and heavy gamer and I haven't had any problems with it. Also, it's faster.
November 19, 2012 4:38:05 PM

How does desktop compare to win7.
And it might be faster then win 7 but its not hard to beat a prius, but until steam gets linux ports and publisher works on a mac, I'm stuck with it.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 19, 2012 6:48:41 PM

Seagete hdd end up in RMA more often than western dig.
Your rosewill psu may be good, but most of the times not. Why push you luck, just get any adequate psu, like i suggested.
November 19, 2012 8:07:02 PM

does the Win8 upgrade version actually work as a full system?
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