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December 4, 2012 5:46:19 PM

I'm planning on building my first budget PC and was wondering if the parts I had chosen were a) all compatible and b) the best in their price range.

CPU- AMD A10 5800K- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0095VP8D4/ref=ox_sc...

CPU Cooler- CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005HIRDVY/ref=ox_sc......

Motherboard- AsRock FM2A75- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009MRS5MM/ref=ox_sc......

RAM- 8GB G.Skill DDR3 1866mMHz Sniper Series- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004TGFWCW/ref=ox_sc...

Case- Fractal Design Define R3- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004006BKY/ref=ox_sc......

Wireless card- TP Link Tl- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0055TNERM/ref=ox_sc......

PSU- Corsair Builders series 500W- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0045Y1EJ8/ref=ox_sc......

So yeh if you have any suggestions or improvements that would be great :)  Oh and also I already have a HDD and a graphics card so they have not been forgotten.

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December 4, 2012 6:08:27 PM

Those parts are compatible together, but make sure that your PSU is good enough to power your graphics card - it would be helpful to know what GPU you have. What you have to remember is that the CPU specified is an APU with integrated graphics. If you choose to use a dedicated GPU then the onboard graphics are rendered obsolete, and you would end up better off spending less and getting a true quad core Phenom II X4 like this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-HDZ965FBGMBOX-Phenom-II-965...
Overall, that should be a pretty good PC and I think you would probably be happy with it, all depending on what exactly you want to do with this PC. Good Luck!
December 4, 2012 6:14:38 PM

Flightsimluke said:
Those parts are compatible together, but make sure that your PSU is good enough to power your graphics card - it would be helpful to know what GPU you have. What you have to remember is that the CPU specified is an APU with integrated graphics. If you choose to use a dedicated GPU then the onboard graphics are rendered obsolete, and you would end up better off spending less and getting a true quad core Phenom II X4 like this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-HDZ965FBGMBOX-Phenom-II-965...
Overall, that should be a pretty good PC and I think you would probably be happy with it, all depending on what exactly you want to do with this PC. Good Luck!


Thanks for the answer and its a bit embarrassing but at the moment I'm not sure, see I'm using my uncles old one and he hasn't yet told me the exact make or model yet but hopefully it'll be good enough till I can afford to buy a better one which will probably be the Radeon HD 6670 because I've heard it works well with the A10 but if what your're saying about the onboard graphics being useless is true maybe I should just get the X4 and buy something like a Geforce 550ti?
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December 4, 2012 6:23:30 PM

In gaming performance terms, the Phenom + 550Ti combo would be good as long as your not hoping for 60fps on ultra in games like Skyrim and BF3. Instead of the 550Ti, may I recommend the HD7750 - it offers an extra 3-5fps in most games according to online benchmarks: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Radeon-HD7750-Graphics...
December 4, 2012 6:30:36 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
December 4, 2012 6:38:09 PM

Flightsimluke said:
In gaming performance terms, the Phenom + 550Ti combo would be good as long as your not hoping for 60fps on ultra in games like Skyrim and BF3. Instead of the 550Ti, may I recommend the HD7750 - it offers an extra 3-5fps in most games according to online benchmarks: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Radeon-HD7750-Graphics...


I find this surprising since the A10 has faster clock speeds than the X4. Are you only suggesting this because of the lower price?
Also the 550ti is about £40 more expensive than the 7750 so how does it generate the extra FPS?
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