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A10-5800K Build Help

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February 4, 2013 1:02:43 PM

Hi, so i am currently in the process of gathering the components for building my first gaming computer. Heres what i have so far, and was just wondering if there is anything i need to add/adjust. Thanks!


APU: A10-5800K

GPU: Geforce GTX550 1GB

Mobo: Asrock FM2A85X Extreme6

PSU: CM Silent pro M2 620W

Case: CM Storm Stryker ATX

RAM: 8GB (4x2GB) Patriot DDR3

SDD: Samsung 120GB 840 Series

HDD: WD Green 500GB HDD

OS: Windows 8 Pro

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February 4, 2013 1:15:26 PM

The A10 is pointless to get since you're getting a dedicated graphics card. Get an FX-6300, and try to get a better graphics card if you can.

What is your budget?
February 4, 2013 1:17:38 PM

Well the GTX550 was free from a friend and the A10/Mobo was sold to me from a friend for not much. I was just wondering what i can do to get the max i can out of those.
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February 4, 2013 1:20:09 PM

First the A10 is an apu meaning it is already has graphics integrated what you can do if you want to have an extra gpu you can get a 6670 to do dual graphics because the 550 will be about the same as the integrated graphics but besides that it looks good
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 4, 2013 1:43:29 PM

Yeah get a 6670 /
February 4, 2013 2:00:57 PM

Dump the CM PSU for a decent maker.
February 4, 2013 2:10:18 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
February 4, 2013 2:12:54 PM

Uther39 said:
Yeah get a 6670 /




Which 6670 will get me the most increase in performance? and is that the highest i can go? Thanks
February 4, 2013 3:06:22 PM

Yes, 6670 is the highest.
February 4, 2013 3:42:19 PM

Any 6670 will work. You don't need to spend that much . Memory speed will be limited by your system memory.so buy the fastest. The 6670 will work together with the A10 cpu graphics in duo graphics mode. Check youtube foe videos on how to do it.
February 4, 2013 4:02:15 PM

Yes the 6670 as everyone has pointed out is the GPU to get, but so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle, as Goodeggray said, the speed of your RAM is critical. What speed is your Patriot? For example if it is 1333, you will see a HUGE improvement going up to at least 1866....
February 4, 2013 4:07:14 PM

edtheguy said:
Yes the 6670 as everyone has pointed out is the GPU to get, but so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle, as Goodeggray said, the speed of your RAM is critical. What speed is your Patriot? For example if it is 1333, you will see a HUGE improvement going up to at least 1866....


Could you put a link to a good one you had in mind please?

Thanks
February 4, 2013 4:29:25 PM

According to your mobo it supports faster ram, but I have been told that above 1866 you will run into conflicts and diminishing returns, though I do not know if this is true.
February 5, 2013 12:59:47 PM

The thing that concerns me with that mobo is that there aren't that many qualified ram kits that I can find. When you run into trouble on new builds it is often because the mobo and ram dont have matched timing/configuations, so I always try to play it safe and only pick from the vendors qualified lists, fo example:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?cat=Memory&Model=...

or

http://www.gskill.com/configurator2.php?pid=2&model=143... (this is g-skills list for the A75x board - they don't have one for the A85x)

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