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

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!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL122612&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL122612-_-EMC-122612-Index-_-ProcessorsDesktops-_-19113280-L07D

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

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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:
http://support.2k.com/entries/2216 [...] quirements

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm having trouble running games like Civ IV (!) and LOTRO
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  1. 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
    ....

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vdCn

    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.
  2. 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?

    Thanks!
  3. Also, would a Seagate Barracuda Green ST1000DL002 1TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Bare Drive -Bare Drive work just as well as the hard drive you suggested? Because it's cheaper and has more storage right now.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148764&nm_mc=AFC-C8JUNCTION&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JUNCTION-_-EMC-122712-Latest-_-InternalHardDrives-_-22148764-L0A&PID=3938566&AID=10446076
  4. 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

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vmNA


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