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[New Build] Budget Gaming...Thoughts?

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November 21, 2012 12:02:42 AM

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

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($81.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $364.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 20:48 EST-0500)

Want to keep costs around ~<$400

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November 21, 2012 12:09:37 AM

It's pretty good for a budget build, have you considered crossfiring an HD 6670? Will pack a punch when crossfired with the APU.

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November 21, 2012 12:16:34 AM

I think you could benefit from an aftermarket cooler. This will make the build quieter, and allow for better overclocks.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005O65JXI/?tag=pcpapi-20

I also think that WD hard drives are better. They do have better warranties.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other than that, you should have a good budget computer. In the future, I recommend getting a 6670 to crossfire with your iGPU. It will greatly increase graphics performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 21, 2012 12:19:48 AM

why 8gb ram use that money for a better CPU or a GPU.
If you will be gaming at least get a low cost randon.
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November 21, 2012 12:19:49 AM

use 4 gb ram
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November 21, 2012 12:21:31 AM

Well my other advice is if not crossfiring you can downgrade to a cheaper motherboard without dual PCI-E slots.
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November 21, 2012 12:22:32 AM

Wow $400 wouldnt even cover my graphics card. Thats seriously low.
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November 21, 2012 12:23:25 AM

If you can go a little over budget, this build would be far superior for gaming:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($72.28 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($107.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Total: $411.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 21:21 EST-0500)

Get the motherboard from newegg to take advantage of their 8GB Free RAM promotion.

If you live near a Microcenter, the i5 3470 can be had for $25 more than the i3, which is quite a bargain.
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November 21, 2012 12:27:42 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $344.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 21:25 EST-0500)

if you are familiar with overclocking the ram can OC to 1866 fairly easy even getting to 2133 @ 1.5v should be somewhat easy
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