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December 21, 2012 11:33:01 PM

Hey I recently watched a video and found a build which can be found here:

http://teksyndicate.com/videos/build-best-cheap-ass-gam...

But then I changed some of the parts around so it might be a little bit better for me, here is the result:

CPU: AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7540D AD540KOKHJBOX ($74.99)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard ($54.99)
Memory: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($69.99)
Ram: GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model GB38GB1333C9DC ($34.99)
Case: APEX SK-393-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($23.99)
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply ($45.99)
Optical Drive: LG CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 6X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 8X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS72 - OEM ($17.99)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit ($66.99)
Total: $389.92 (W/o Tax/Shipping)

I believe these are all compatible, and if not please tell me. The original build is supposed to run Skyrim on 30 fps. If I play DayZ (Arma 2 mod) on Very Low settings would it run at about that? Feel free to post any suggestions (while staying around the current price range). Thanks.

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December 22, 2012 4:51:26 AM

Here's my recommendation...

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 ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.14 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $341.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 01:49 EST-0500)

I don't know if it'll be able to run DayZ. I'm not too familiar with that game. But it'll more than handle Skyrim. The APU I chose has far stronger integrated graphics than that of the A6 5400k. And I see you've found Tek Syndicate. Love that website. Logan is awesome.
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December 22, 2012 5:19:05 AM

Its important to use fast memory with trinity , or you cripple graphics performance

Use at least 1600 MHz , and if you can find it use 1600Mhz low voltage [1.35 or 1.25 volt] RAM
Units like that would almost certainly run at 1866 Mhz if you set the voltage to 1.5
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December 22, 2012 5:34:07 AM

Outlander_04 said:
Its important to use fast memory with trinity , or you cripple graphics performance

Use at least 1600 MHz , and if you can find it use 1600Mhz low voltage [1.35 or 1.25 volt] RAM
Units like that would almost certainly run at 1866 Mhz if you set the voltage to 1.5

Yup, I completely forgot about that.

Here's a revised build with RAM running at 1866MHz.

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 ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.14 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $347.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 02:33 EST-0500)
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December 23, 2012 10:56:24 PM

DeusAres said:
Yup, I completely forgot about that.

Here's a revised build with RAM running at 1866MHz.

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 ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.14 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $347.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 02:33 EST-0500)


I noticed you did not include the OS. I do not have my current OS disc, so I must buy a new one. That would probably put this build over 400. It is a bit more expensive, but which is better for the money? The one you selected, or :

CPU: AMD II X4 965 - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 2MB L2 Cache, 3.40GHz, Socket AM3, 125w ($74.99)
CPU Cooler: Rosewill RCX-ZAIO-92 92mm Sleeve Bearing Fan ($14.99)
Motherboard: BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard($49.99)
Memory: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive($84.99)
Ram: GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2x4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 ($32.99)
Video Card: VisionTek 900368 Radeon HD 6770 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), DVI, HDMI, VGA, DirectX 11, Single-Slot($69.99)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($39.99)
Power Supply: Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply ($38.99)
Optical Drive: LG CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 6X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 8X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS72 - OEM ($17.99)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit ($66.99)
Total: $491.90 ( W/o Tax + Shipping)

(I should start using PCpartPicker)

I have the BIOSTAR Motherboard, but if you guys can find some better parts for cheaper, It would be very appreciated. I know having that Graphics card would increase gaming alot, but if removing it would still allow it to play DayZ then I would be happy aswell. Thank you.
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December 23, 2012 11:54:58 PM

Well, it's a decent starter build. Not sure how well it'll handle DayZ though. I would honestly recommend saving your cash until you can get in the $700-$800 range. This would give you better options...especially for DayZ.

Here's some benchmarks for the APU you can look over...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-5800k-a8-5600k-...

With Skyrim, you're looking at a bit better performance than the APU with the HD 6770. I'm not entirely sure if it'll run DayZ. If it can, I'd imagine that you'd have to run it at 720p with low to medium graphics settings.

Sorry I'm not able to answer your questions. Just wait around a little longer. Someone with a little more experience should come by with a better idea of what you should do.
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December 24, 2012 12:24:10 AM

DeusAres said:
Well, it's a decent starter build. Not sure how well it'll handle DayZ though. I would honestly recommend saving your cash until you can get in the $700-$800 range. This would give you better options...especially for DayZ.

Here's some benchmarks for the APU you can look over...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-5800k-a8-5600k-...

With Skyrim, you're looking at a bit better performance than the APU with the HD 6770. I'm not entirely sure if it'll run DayZ. If it can, I'd imagine that you'd have to run it at 720p with low to medium graphics settings.

Sorry I'm not able to answer your questions. Just wait around a little longer. Someone with a little more experience should come by with a better idea of what you should do.


I don't actually own Skyrim or intend to buy it, it was just used as a game to measure FPS from. I just want to play DayZ. I ALWAYS play on Lowest possible settings because I want to get every Frame out of my game. Heh, Rhymed. Anyway, thanks. I really should have seen the Tek Syndicate post BEFORE I started to build my computer. Can't return it because the Motherboard is a gift for christmas and I myself can't return it. Oh well. Make due with what I got. Thank you.
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