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February 8, 2013 12:03:07 PM

This system will need to run WOW, LOL, stream Netflix, and normal internet surfing.
I will be upgrading my PC's RAM (Mushkin 4GB 2x2) , GPU (Radeon 6770) and monitor (18.5" Hanns) and will be using those old parts for his rig.

so he will need:
MOBO
CPU
PSU
HDD
Case
DVD Drive
Heatsink


i have come up with these parts so for: cost as of today $360.00

Case: RAIDMAX Altas ATX-295WB- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: MSI A55M-P33- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: A8-5600K- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: CORSAIR CX430M 430W- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: TOSHIBA 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD: LG 24X DVD Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i am curious as to how effective the intergrated GPU (AMD Radeon HD 7560D) will be on the games mentioned above. Also if a dedicated 6770 will be an upgrade over the integrated GPU.

I would prefer to go through Newegg for the parts unless there is a deal i cant refuse somewhere else.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.


Thanks

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February 8, 2013 12:23:40 PM

AMD A-8 5600K Review

This review shows many games that are more graphic intensive than LoL and WoW. He may not be able to play them on their highest settings but LoL on really good settings and WoW a little toned down. BTW if your not going to be overclocking his CPU you can stick with the default heatsink. Although it is nice to have a heatsink seperate.

Also, I recommend this hard drive because it is only 3 dollars more (free shipping ^^) with 4 star reviews and a customer choice award winner. Mostly because I really hate TOSHIBA drives and that one has terrible reviews.

WD Caviar Blue 7200 RPM HDD

Other than that your build looks fine to me. Happy building ^^.
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February 8, 2013 12:24:15 PM

The integrated gpu and the 6770 will both only get you low/medium settings in modern games at 1080p. What is the budget for these parts?
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February 8, 2013 12:28:45 PM

Here's a nice budget rig for you. It should handle playing lol and wow fairly well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($48.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $356.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 09:28 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2013 12:32:16 PM

And here's an alternate Intel solution (probably the one i'd pick)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($96.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $371.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 09:31 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2013 12:33:39 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $373.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 09:33 EST-0500)

I would do this. It will be considerably more powerful in gaming than the a10 builds.
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February 8, 2013 12:35:29 PM

tiny voices said:
The integrated gpu and the 6770 will both only get you low/medium settings in modern games at 1080p. What is the budget for these parts?


Were talking about LoL and WoW here though. Even though they are technically "modern games" they are nothing like the big titles like Skyrim and Crysis 3
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February 8, 2013 12:37:16 PM

tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $373.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 09:33 EST-0500)

I would do this. It will be considerably more powerful in gaming than the a10 builds.


He would like to get the parts on newegg and that processor is discontinued on newegg. :/  But still you could put another in its place. That and superbiiz has a good deal on it.

Oh just realized he said he was using old RAM LOL.
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February 8, 2013 12:39:05 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.38 @ Compuvest)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $383.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 09:38 EST-0500)

Changed for a CPU available at newegg
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February 8, 2013 12:39:50 PM

He already stated he has RAM already.
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February 8, 2013 12:41:51 PM

Yeah just realized xD.
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February 8, 2013 12:45:03 PM

Here is what I suggest with a 7770 GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.38 @ Compuvest)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Gigabyte GZ-F5HEB ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.12 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 400W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $381.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 09:44 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2013 1:02:39 PM

im trying to spend $400 or less on the needed parts. I prefer intel, but went with AMD APU for the integrated graphics.

I may overclock, but probably wont need to. I have never used stock heatsinks and dont know how effective they are. all i hear is how crappy they are. that why i wanted the aftermarket heatsink.

i like the hdd input, i was not sure which way to go with that. I was even considering a 128 GB SSD and letting him save up for a storage drive.

I wanted a window case for the looks...at 10 years old, flashy is good.
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February 8, 2013 1:10:02 PM

Intel. All from newegg. Windowed case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Atlas ATX-295WB ATX Mid Tower Case ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 400W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $393.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 10:09 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2013 1:10:37 PM

Here's a revised build including fancy case with window and a heatsink in case you do end up wanting to over clock.

I think fitting a 120/128gb SSd in this budget will be difficult without cutting corners elsewhere. $450 and it's more likely to happen.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $409.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 10:09 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2013 1:13:39 PM

Yeah. I wouldn't worry about an SSD with this budget. I don't think that a 10 year old will worry about a few seconds of faster load times over a decent gaming rig with 500GB of storage space and a 7770 GPU.

Note: The 975 at Superbiiz is out of stock.
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