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December 14, 2012 5:39:45 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/su3a
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/su3a/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/su3a/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($115.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($48.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $399.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-14 14:20 EST-0500)

First off, I chose the APU because it's integrated graphics, along with the CPU cores and clock speed, are BOTH a step-up over my current AMD 4400 2.2ghz and discrete 5450 card.

Secondly, I chose that case for cooling and expanding. I'm not too concerned with USB 3.0 as I can get a 5.25 bay/drive thingy in the future for that.

I already own a reliable PSU, or so I'm told. A corsair builder series 500W PSU. Can this handle the above system with overclocking in mind?

I got the cooler, due to AMD running a little warm, and me overclocking.

The RAM/MoBo were chosen due to reviews here and on Newegg, I was trying to find reliable RAM that I can clock at 1866 normal speed, without having to OC it to that, but I'm in the dark on choosing and configuring RAM.

I'm reusing a 320G HDD from my current build, as well as the optical drive. Down the road I will be replacing these, as well as POSSIBLY buying a discrete GPU, like an ATI 7850. The above build suits my current budget and needs and is an upgrade over a system I'm already complacent with and used to.

My question to you all is, can I do better for the same price on the motherboard? What about the memory?

Any other thoughts?

**NOTE** I realize I've been steady here over the past week with a plethora of different builds. For the numerous posts I'm sorry, but I am just now coming into the PC enthusiast world and learning about all the new different builds and hardware.**

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December 15, 2012 2:09:24 PM

Okay thanks! Is that CPU pretty good in terms of processing power? I plan to add a video card this summer, and wanted to know what other CPU's it is on par with.
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December 15, 2012 4:27:02 PM

Any idea what discrete GPU that integrated GPU is equal to as well? I also was deciding to go with the 912 advanced, but I can't find it on newegg.
December 16, 2012 11:34:01 AM

5800k is comparable to intel's i3. Not sure which one amd i can compare it to.
Is you're adding gpu later you have two options.
You can buy powerful high range one or you can buy radeon 6670 and crossfire it with APU.
December 16, 2012 6:37:21 PM

I've heard the crossfire option isn't that good, and I was looking at a 7850, that's why I am waiting, so I can splurge.
December 16, 2012 8:40:48 PM

Well maybe crossfire is not ideal, but alot of people still go for it. If i had 5800k i would xfire it if needed :) 

But hey, if you're buying video later, you don't need that cpu, you can spend less on some other, seeing as how later you won't be using integrated gpu, so why overpay ?
For example you can get AMD A8-5600K, saves you ~20$ which i recommend spending on radeon 7870
December 16, 2012 10:08:32 PM

No no, I will be using the integrated, I won't be buying a discrete GPU until middle/late summer, but will be assembling this build in the next month.
December 17, 2012 8:08:47 AM

Well, 5600k also have gpu that is just a notch below 5800k's gpu, but should serve you well until summer.
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