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Is this apu build any good?

Here is my build. The reason I went with a APU is because i wanted a nice PSU, case, and HDD.

AMD a10 5800k

G. Skill Sniper series 2x4gb 1866mhz (Is this RAM any good.)

AsRock FM2A75 Pro4-m (I think this is a good Mobo.)

Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-450 450W 80 gold (It looks like it has good reviews.)

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" (It is on sale on new egg.)

ASUS 24X DVD Burner ( It is cheap. Nuff said.)

NZXT Guardian 921 RB (Looks cool and is somewhat cheap)

Total is $489.93

I just want to know how this will do with Arma 2(low), BF3(low), Minecraft (Maxed), and will play any game i throw at it on low settings.

In March on my birth day i may buy a 7870. (will this CPU bottle neck it?)

I wanted to get a I3 3220 or a Fx 4300 but didn't want to have to use a crappy case and hard drive. With really crappy IGP so i would have to get a 7770.

Is the FM2 socket future proof?

Thank you for answering my dumb questions.
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  2. to let you know the apu chip is faster then intel i3 but a little slower then some of there i5 cpu. have the 7000 ser built into the cpu does save you some cash. the only thing i would change is the power supply if your going to toss in a gpu switxh it with a 650w unit.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139048
    70.00
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/FSP-Raider-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1610
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104164
    60.00
  3. Do i need that high of a psu? as in 650w
  4. smorizio said:
    to let you know the apu chip is faster then intel i3 but a little slower then some of there i5 cpu. have the 7000 ser built into the cpu does save you some cash. the only thing i would change is the power supply if your going to toss in a gpu switxh it with a 650w unit.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139048
    70.00
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/FSP-Raider-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1610
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104164
    60.00

    there is no way a A10-5800k is faster then a i3.

    i personally think its a mistake spending more on a case, psu and hdd. better cpu and gpu.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($106.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $453.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 19:52 EST-0500)
  5. maybe an old i5. the new i3-3220 will smoke it especially in single threaded programs/games. if you are getting 7870 is march buy the i3-3225 and use the HD 4000 graphics until you get a 7870. there is nothing wrong with the corsair CX430 V2.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6347/amd-a10-5800k-a8-5600k-review-trinity-on-the-desktop-part-2/2

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($127.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $364.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 20:21 EST-0500)
  6. One of the main reasons i went with the FM2 is because AMD will still support it for quite a while and the next gen APU or possible FX's that might come out for it will smoke the I3 3220. I will never be able to spend 300 bucks on a i5 or i7 untill i am 15 and can get a job. Which won't be for a little over a year from now.

    Look i am very tempted to get a i3 3220 but the a10 build just seems to be better.
    But if the A10 were to bottleneck the 7870 then a guess i would have to for the I3 instead.
  7. Best answer
    you dont want a apu if your getting a graphics card. the whole point of a apu is so you can build a cheap computer without a graphics card. i wouldn't hold your breath waiting for a FM2 cpu that beats an i3. plus i thought they were coming out with a FM2+.
  8. Best answer selected by Halo Emperor.
  9. if you go with the i3 just remember that the i3-3225 has the integrated graphics. if you get the i3-3220 you wont have any graphics and will need a video card.
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