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Today: New gaming build based on AMD A10-5800K?

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December 31, 2012 10:20:11 PM

So I want to build a gaming computer for as cheap as possible, and I came across this AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D for $129, which means I wouldn't have to buy a graphics card as well as a CPU!

My budget is IDEALLY less than $400, but will go as high as $599 for the whole computer.

Approximate Purchase Date: today

Budget Range: 400-599 After Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, streaming video, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: All

Do you need to buy OS: Will have to pay $40 for Win8 upgrade, so include in cost

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I can get a Newegg discount of I think 10 percent

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Parts Preferences: AMD because it's cheaper

Overclocking: I'm open to it, but never done it before

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p? (I'm not at home, so I can't check)

Additional Comments: Would like to play games like Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, X-Com -- doesn't have to be top of the line -- recommended requirements are fine: [...] quirements

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm having trouble running games like Civ IV (!) and LOTRO
December 31, 2012 10:27:39 PM

Here you go, build this for my parents. Solid overclocker with good cooling.

AMD A10-5800k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
Asus Micro ATX Mother Board FM2
Patroit Extreme Intel Master Limited Edition Ram @ 1866 mhz

Total: 420 + 99(windows)

I like quality material over cheap. This is buy no means the cheapest config avaliable, but the quality ensures good overclocking.
December 31, 2012 11:07:07 PM

Thanks for this. Is there a different case that would accomodate the USB port in the front of the computer?

Also, is there a CD/DVD writer that would fit with whatever the final case would be?

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January 1, 2013 9:47:44 PM

It should as long as it is a desktop HDD. But, I can't find it on the list so I did not add it to the build.

Fixed it for you; changed case to support header, and added DVD/CD drive.

Total: 448 +99 windows. Feel free to change anything around and optimize the build

Don't forget to bail on the HDD if you decide on getting the 5900 rpm drive from newegg.