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November 20, 2012 11:24:40 PM

hey guys, I'm looking into a 1 grand build... here are the specs:
PSU: 650 watt thermaltake extreme
case: Antec VSK (i think it's VSK) - 2000
CPU: AMD A10 APU (I think it's a 5800K or something like that)
GPU: sapphire 3GB 7950 OC (only 300 bucks!)
CPU cooler: Noctua Air cooling.
LG optical drive (DVD)
ASRock FM2 motherboard (can't get the exact number for it, the site's blocked at my school :fou:  ) but I think it's a fm2a75 pro4.
description: 4 DDR3 slots, and supports dual crossfire, and 7.1 ch sound so it's semi-future-proof, and it's only 85 bucks, so yeah.
8 GB kingston hyperx 1866 DDR3 ram: 50 bucks
120GB Kingston hyperx SSD
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
so guys, is this a good build? it's mainly for gaming and the occasional video editing, maybe twice a month or so, so a 10 second difference in rendering won't kill me :D 
thanks guys!

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November 20, 2012 11:42:41 PM

You haven't actually provided much usable information, but here's a better build making some general assumptions:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.22 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $999.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 20:41 EST-0500)

8GB of RAM comes free with the motherboard.
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November 20, 2012 11:44:00 PM

There is no logic in getting an APU with a dedicated video card.
An APU is designed for more budget oriented systems, for it contains a CPU and GPU on the same die.
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November 20, 2012 11:49:23 PM

ckholt83 said:
You haven't actually provided much usable information, but here's a better build making some general assumptions:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.22 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $999.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 20:41 EST-0500)

8GB of RAM comes free with the motherboard.


this a nice build. I recommend it :) 
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