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January 21, 2013 8:28:00 PM

So ok hey i have made couple threads arleady askig about pc staff etc and first of all my budget was £300 but as i have noticed i have to put that put to like £400 cause of the Graphics card and my question is what would be better for the time being.

AsRock fm2a75m-Dgs
AMD A8 5600K
1x8gb 1866 ram
500gb Sata III 7200rm Hard drive

But the catch here is that i will need an integrated Graphics card for a time being as i dont have enough money to buy the AMD 7850 so i would have this build for about 2-3 months and then i will not need the integrated CPU as i will use the 7850.

or

Should i get

Intel i3 Processor or FX-6300 (not integrated cards)
2x4GB DDR3-1333
and an old Geforce GT 520 from old pc to use for 2-3 months and then get the 7850

as you could of noticed that i will not be needing the a8's integrated GPU after couple of months and i3 or the fx-6300 is better then the a8 in some games and some not so what would you preffer me getting. i personally think that the a8 will make a great job alone without me needing the integrated parts but im not an expert and i would like to keep this pc for like 3-4 years so will need it for 2013-2014 new games to play on medium also in a year or two if i had the i3 i could invest some money and buy the i5 or i7 just to make it better.

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January 21, 2013 8:30:52 PM

Sry for double

And for each build what motherboard should i use as i3 and a8 and fx have different CPU SLOTS
a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 8:36:14 PM

Hi. If you are going to add an discrete graphics card, go with either the i3 or FX-6 for the long run. I think you should be able to get 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM for more or less the price. Here's a sample i3 build without an OS but feel free to make changes as you'd like. Can you reuse the hard drive, optical drive or anything else from your old PC? What's your monitor resolution?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£85.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£138.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £405.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 22:47 GMT+0000)
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January 21, 2013 9:20:30 PM

i have a tv as my monitor and its 1360x768 and also yes i can take some parts out but i was thinking to give the pc to my little bro Also john if you were in my situtatio which CPU is better? and will last longer ? and also i will be doing some photoshop and of course gaming like far cry 3 bf3 and new games like bf4 when it comes out i 2013 or 14 and i arleady have a case and a 550W psu is that too much for this build and its this one and i paid £13 and i think there is a big price difference in the one you gave me will i have to return it ? or is that one ok ? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110959584648?ssPageName=STRK:...
a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 9:35:12 PM

Since you will be using Photoshop and will be playing those games, FX-6300 might be a better choice for you. I would return that PSU if possible. The HD 7850 1GB is more than enough at that resolution and it's priced so close to the GTX 650 Ti. Here's a potential build but feel free to make changes as you'd like.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£97.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£74.30 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£126.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £451.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 23:34 GMT+0000)
January 21, 2013 10:26:16 PM

ok thank you very much for your help but if i buy the 2GB one will i make any changes or the 2gb is just for more resolution? and i will not be able to return the psu does it have enough cables etc? because there would be no point another one if i can use that one but if i couldn't i will have to buy another and have 2 also thanks again for your time and help. but there is a problem i have 300 pounds left and with the graphics card it will be 420 and i have a case so will i be able to use my old gt 520 just for normal gaming untill i get the 7850? because it will be like 3 months before i get the 7850 and atleast i want to play bf3 as fc3 will not work on this card but the gt 520 as iv seen it works ok on medium so for the time being will it be fine? because the CPU does not have any integration?
a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 10:36:21 PM

2GB won't change anything for you; it might be useful if you play at 1920 x 1080 or higher. That PSU doesn't have that many cables and I wouldn't risk using it. Yes you can use the old GT 520 until you get the HD 7850.
January 21, 2013 10:48:03 PM

ok thanks for your help when i get everything i will get back to you if its working and if i have questions.
a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 10:51:30 PM

I'll help with whatever I can. If not, someone else here in the forum will. You're welcome.
January 21, 2013 11:02:03 PM

and just a last question i see there are those big CPU Coolers some are big some are small will i be needing one for my build and also in my case i have a slot for 5 fans but i will be using 4 so it's enough and also i get a small cooler with the psu right?
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 11:02:53 PM

whats ur total budget in pounds for a build?

January 21, 2013 11:05:29 PM

well i have a case that i bough and i have 300 pounds left so i will be everything without the graphics card and use my gt 520 for the time being and then get the 7850 or you thing of something else?
a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 11:07:39 PM

You can add an aftermarket cooler if and when you need one. If you have four case fans, they should be enough. The PSU comes with its own fan.
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 11:19:15 PM

so u need. cpu+mobo+ram+ram+hd+cd-rom pretty much?

a c 82 U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 11:35:00 PM

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

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£69.95 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£51.78 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £302.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 01:34 GMT+0000)

ready to overclock and be a speed demon my friend :D 



a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 11:43:52 PM

Here's the updated build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£97.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£74.30 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £293.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 01:41 GMT+0000)

I found a cheaper HD 7850 1GB but it might be even cheaper by the time you're ready to buy: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-radeon-hd-7850-o...
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 11:46:07 PM

not bad except theres no cooler for overclocking, and 4cores is quite sufficient for gaming.

also 1tb vs 500gigs.

a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 11:58:59 PM

He will be using Photoshop too so I thought the FX-6300 might be better.
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 2:35:42 AM

overclocked 4core beats a lower core speed 6core :) 

January 22, 2013 6:55:12 PM

so abit of a debate here im not an expert and both are you are really good but what would be a very good build for gaming plus maybe recording and playing games in future? i want th pc to last about 2-3 years and lay all modern programmes and websites the fx is a good cpu also the Phenom but now i dont know!
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 7:05:36 PM

well its all in the budget,


well tbh overclocked my build bests that 6core. and i got u a nice cooler to overclock.

games and programs barely use full 4cores.

so ull be fine with mine sir.



a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 7:09:07 PM

You can go with either one and you can overclock both CPUs if you want to.
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 7:11:23 PM

i agree. just saying for the price its cheaper to go with the black edition build.

also u dint include a case in ur build mr.jj

a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 7:15:48 PM

The OP already has a case so I didn't include one. The OP should get the XFX ProSeries 450W with whichever build he chooses to go with since it only costs less than £2 more.
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 7:18:33 PM

ok.

here:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/z0q8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/z0q8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/z0q8/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6200 3.8GHz 6-Core Processor (£98.69 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£51.78 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.43 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £305.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 21:18 GMT+0000)

that should do u good mang.

January 22, 2013 7:20:33 PM

ok thanks guys but i have a question could you send me a link or tell me how to overclock the black edition when i get it with the fan? and thanks for that it's in the budget so i will order all on friday :D 
January 22, 2013 7:22:43 PM

plus wait so i should get the fx or phenom cause you changed it and both of you are on fx now?
a b U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 7:30:08 PM

There are guides, tutorials, forum to help you with that. Also make sure the CPU cooler will fit in your case.
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 7:33:02 PM

whats ur case btw so i make shur its cooler compliant?

January 22, 2013 7:33:07 PM

well i have this case so i should fit http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aerocool-X-strike-GT-/3008221... plus i will be getting This build cause you both agreed that it would be better then phenom and its also more expensive so might be better

CPU: AMD FX-6200 3.8GHz 6-Core Processor (£98.69 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£51.78 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.51 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.43 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £305.16
January 22, 2013 7:42:31 PM

ok so i changed it to the xc430 and is this a good build ?

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/z0Gm

i took of the optical as i have a blu ray in my old one and also its a 430w so will the radeon 7850 work with this build and the gpu?
a c 82 U Graphics card
January 22, 2013 7:49:31 PM

looks great dude :) . yes it will

January 24, 2013 8:16:02 AM

o and could you recommend me a good gpy for max £150 i was thinking about the 7850 but there is so many of them on part picker and 1gb will be enough as said i have a tv 1360x768 but maybe there is a more powerfull and better gpu for upto 120?
January 24, 2013 8:18:19 AM

i also checked the AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor is it any good? its more ghz but im not sure and same price
a b U Graphics card
January 24, 2013 7:07:31 PM

I would just go with either the cheapest or one of the cheapest HD 7850 1GB you can get when you're ready to purchase. Since that won't happen until 2-3 months from now, you may be able to get a better deal by then. The FX-4170 isn't bad but like we've said you can overclock all of the AMD processors anyway. I still recommend getting the XFX ProSeries 450W since you can get on for just £0.02 more than the CX430 from Scan.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-xfx-pro-core-editio...
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