Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

My 1st build

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 7, 2013 3:24:52 AM

Hello, I'm planning to build a rig with these parts, will this combination work? And also, can I ask what PSU watt should i use with these? And should i go buy a water cooling system for the CPU?

planned specs:

msi fm2-a85xa-g65
AMD TRINITY A10-5800K (3.8GHZ)
Kingston Hyper X 8gb BLU (1600C9D3B1K2/8GX) 2x4
Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor X 1gb/128bit (OC Ed)
Cooler Master K550

I have seagate and hitachi hard drives. I don't actually remember the model numbers though.

If this build have problems pls tell me because I'm still learning on building computers. And sorry if you will recommend me Intel, but I'm more of an AMD fan. And I don't have enough money to buy Intel's high ghz CPUs.

More about : 1st build

January 7, 2013 3:51:42 AM

I'd recommend an FX 6 series over the A10. No point when you have a discrete GPU anyways. What is your price range I feel I could do much better and include everything you would need.

No you don't need a water cooler, just a cheap air cooler and that's only if you are overclocking and with the current set up you only need something in the 400 watt range but it must be from a good brand and have at least one PCI-E connector. I'd recommend the CX430 as long as you live in the US.
m
0
l
January 7, 2013 3:57:06 AM

Why are you buying a graphics card with a trinity APU?

The only reason you would buy an APU is because of the onboard graphics - with fast ram the A10 might actually outperform the 7770.

Either buy faster ram and scrap the 7770 or buy a pilediver chip instead of a cpu/gpu combo.

That being said, an i3 (or ivy bridge Pentium) will outperform a piledriver chip for gaming - you don't have to buy an i5, if that's what you meant by "high ghz."
m
0
l
Related resources
January 7, 2013 4:04:05 AM

andrewcarr said:
I'd recommend an FX 6 series over the A10. No point when you have a discrete GPU anyways. What is your price range I feel I could do much better and include everything you would need.

No you don't need a water cooler, just a cheap air cooler and that's only if you are overclocking and with the current set up you only need something in the 400 watt range but it must be from a good brand and have at least one PCI-E connector. I'd recommend the CX430 as long as you live in the US.


Thanks for the reply. I'm from Philippines. My budget is 23,000PHP that is approximately 500 USD. Can't find CX430 here, but will this one work?

Corsair VS 450watts
m
0
l
January 7, 2013 4:09:47 AM

DarkSable said:
Why are you buying a graphics card with a trinity APU?

The only reason you would buy an APU is because of the onboard graphics - with fast ram the A10 might actually outperform the 7770.

Either buy faster ram and scrap the 7770 or buy a pilediver chip instead of a cpu/gpu combo.

That being said, an i3 (or ivy bridge Pentium) will outperform a piledriver chip for gaming - you don't have to buy an i5, if that's what you meant by "high ghz."


Oh wow I never knew that. Thanks for the info! I'm totally new in computer hardware. I think I need to read more about these stuffs before I do more. So, any suggestions for a good build? My budget is 500 USD :3
m
0
l
January 7, 2013 4:48:53 AM

Yes that corsair PSU you listed should be fine. As I already said switch the motherboard to an AM3+, CPU to a trinity FX 6xxx series and keep the 7770 or consider upgrading to a 7850 (even if it's only the 1 GB version). As for the A10 onboard graphics being faster, it won't be nearly as good as even the 7750.

This is part of my proof but if you really need FPS stats in games I can provide that too.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
m
0
l
January 7, 2013 5:32:36 AM

andrewcarr said:
Yes that corsair PSU you listed should be fine. As I already said switch the motherboard to an AM3+, CPU to a trinity FX 6xxx series and keep the 7770 or consider upgrading to a 7850 (even if it's only the 1 GB version). As for the A10 onboard graphics being faster, it won't be nearly as good as even the 7750.

This is part of my proof but if you really need FPS stats in games I can provide that too.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...


Thanks for the help andrewcarr! Well, will this build be good? I think I'll have to wait for next month so I can buy an HD7850. I'm getting the 2gb one. I found out that Powercolor is cheaper than Sapphire, is Powercolor good?

am3+ Asrock 970 Extreme 3
AMD FX6100
Kingston Hyper X 8gb BLU (1600C9D3B1K2/8GX) 2x4
Sapphire HD 7850 2gb/256bit ddr5 (OC Ed)
Cooler Master K550 USB 3.0
Corsair VS 450watts (VS450)
m
0
l
January 7, 2013 7:00:44 AM

jannnnnn said:
Thanks for the help andrewcarr! Well, will this build be good? I think I'll have to wait for next month so I can buy an HD7850. I'm getting the 2gb one. I found out that Powercolor is cheaper than Sapphire, is Powercolor good?

am3+ Asrock 970 Extreme 3
AMD FX6100
Kingston Hyper X 8gb BLU (1600C9D3B1K2/8GX) 2x4
Sapphire HD 7850 2gb/256bit ddr5 (OC Ed)
Cooler Master K550 USB 3.0
Corsair VS 450watts (VS450)


The bulldozer series of CPU's are terrible (The FX-6100 is a bulldozer). If you want to be cheap get an FX-4300 or FX-6300.
m
0
l
January 7, 2013 2:59:58 PM

I second that above. But besides that it looks great.

As for powercolor being as good, although I don't believe it is and you might have more noise and less overclocking headroom it should work.
m
0
l
January 7, 2013 4:17:12 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
m
0
l
!