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December 25, 2012 9:53:12 PM

So, this place got a few of the items wrong, but basically, its a 625$ kit, in the US atleast. All the items are the same, just the prices a bit different i guess? Either way:



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/u6AI
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/u6AI/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/u6AI/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($58.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Raidmax 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Other: APEVIA X-JUPITER-JR S-Type X-JPJST-AL Silver SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($29.99)
Other: Rosewill RNX-N150HG (RNWD-11004) IEEE 802.11b/g/n, USB 2.0, High Gain Wireless-N Adapter ($16.99)
Total: $641.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 18:51 EST-0500)

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December 25, 2012 9:58:13 PM

randomguy182 said:
So, this place got a few of the items wrong, but basically, its a 625$ kit, in the US atleast. All the items are the same, just the prices a bit different i guess? Either way:



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/u6AI
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/u6AI/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/u6AI/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($58.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Raidmax 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Other: APEVIA X-JUPITER-JR S-Type X-JPJST-AL Silver SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($29.99)
Other: Rosewill RNX-N150HG (RNWD-11004) IEEE 802.11b/g/n, USB 2.0, High Gain Wireless-N Adapter ($16.99)
Total: $641.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 18:51 EST-0500)


This looks like a good build, although you can save a little bit in areas like Ram and such. All in all it's good.
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December 25, 2012 10:18:39 PM

The RAM is okay for an APU, It doesn't need to be changed.

The power supply needs to be changed. Pick a reputable power supply brand like a Seasonic/Corsair/Antec or equivalent. I would recommend the Corsair CX500 v2
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December 25, 2012 10:30:26 PM

Grass Peer said:
The RAM is okay for an APU, It doesn't need to be changed.

The power supply needs to be changed. Pick a reputable power supply brand like a Seasonic/Corsair/Antec or equivalent. I would recommend the Corsair CX500 v2


Oh my bad, the PSU slipped by. I recommend Corsair aswell, it is very reliable.
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December 25, 2012 10:52:03 PM

Ok thanks, the APU is going to be crossfired with the actual discrete graphics card, does that change anything?
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December 25, 2012 11:28:56 PM

Well, you basically have my build that I just built a few weeks ago. (Different mobo and power supply).
Couple of misconceptions you might have:
A10-5800k doesn't crossfire with the 7850 (or *any* 7xxx series). 6670 is the best card it can crossfire with.
I changed my mind about using the on board graphics and bought a 7850. The A10 (overclocked to 4.3ghz) doesn't seem to be holding it back much if at all. Very similar, maybe just a little faster than my overclocked Phenom x4 965 system. Definitely slower than my main i5-3570k system though.

If I were doing it again though, I'd swap out the A10 for the FX-6300 and an AM3+ motherboard - at least at the time it was almost the same price and the CPU performance is better. And since you aren't using the integrated video that part being way worse or non-existant doesn't hurt.


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December 25, 2012 11:34:10 PM

If it helps I agree that you should get a different PSU.
Seasonic makes some of the best on the market, they also make the OEM parts for XFX. Corsair is decent so are Antec and PC Power & Cooling Silence which are owned by OCZ but OEM parts are made by Seasonic.
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December 26, 2012 1:17:29 AM

jacobsta811 said:
Well, you basically have my build that I just built a few weeks ago. (Different mobo and power supply).
Couple of misconceptions you might have:
A10-5800k doesn't crossfire with the 7850 (or *any* 7xxx series). 6670 is the best card it can crossfire with.
I changed my mind about using the on board graphics and bought a 7850. The A10 (overclocked to 4.3ghz) doesn't seem to be holding it back much if at all. Very similar, maybe just a little faster than my overclocked Phenom x4 965 system. Definitely slower than my main i5-3570k system though.

If I were doing it again though, I'd swap out the A10 for the FX-6300 and an AM3+ motherboard - at least at the time it was almost the same price and the CPU performance is better. And since you aren't using the integrated video that part being way worse or non-existant doesn't hurt.



I think I'm fine keeping the A10 even without the crossfire, because the way my money comes in, I probably wont be able to get the 7850 with the rest of the computer, and I'd still like to do some gaming... I don't know much about overclocking and I'm not really in the mood to buy more CPU fan's but do you think the stock A10 will bottleneck the 7850?
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December 26, 2012 12:50:17 PM

4.3 is only like a 15% overclock over stock non-turbo, so it should be pretty similar - it won't bottleneck it to the point where you would notice it, I wouldn't think.
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