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February 10, 2013 11:57:44 AM

Basically i want a pc with amd a-10 5800k which has a good intergrated graphics solutuon for light gaming. Also i nedd 8gb of ram and formit to be as cheap as possible thanks.
Please give some builds to help me!

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February 10, 2013 1:46:07 PM

The NoobBuilder one above is ok, but I made a few minor changes that are worth the extra money, even on a tight budget:
I jumped to an 80+ power supply
You do *not* want less than 1866 RAM on an A10, graphics performance is much better with at least 1866
I added an aftermarket cooler - the one that comes with the A10 is pretty crappy, and you can overclock the A10 a reasonable amount. And in this budget range the overclock does make a difference in playability, so you want to do it.

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

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
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)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.61 @ Amazon)
Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $493.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 10:43 EST-0500)
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February 10, 2013 1:59:46 PM

Are you dead set on having an a10-5800K? I ask, because for the $400-500 spent on that machine, you can build a stronger gaming machine, and a stronger machine overall with a CPU & discrete card solution.
February 10, 2013 2:33:23 PM

Stronger gaming machine, probably true, stronger machine overall, probably not. I see on your Budget gamers for $400 you use a celeron + 7850 - probably a better gamer but certainly not a more powerful CPU than the A10-5800k (and 1 stick of RAM kills memory bandwidth as well).
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February 10, 2013 2:46:27 PM

jacobsta811 said:
Stronger gaming machine, probably true, stronger machine overall, probably not. I see on your Budget gamers for $400 you use a celeron + 7850 - probably a better gamer but certainly not a more powerful CPU than the A10-5800k (and 1 stick of RAM kills memory bandwidth as well).


You've made a bad assumption here - that I'm recommending my pure gaming $400 build for the OP, who said he'll only be doing light gaming.
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February 10, 2013 2:53:41 PM

Also, single versus dual channel does not matter a whit for gaming, which looks like the most memory intensive thing the OP will be doing with this machine.

The only common application on these forums that memory bandwidth does matter for is video editing & encoding.
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February 10, 2013 2:54:57 PM

Since you want an apu build, with just light gaming, here's my suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V Dual Channel Memory Kit - Black Mamba ($38.50)
Other: Antec Basiq VP450 450W Power Supply ($30.95)
Other: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA ($59.99)
Other: AMD A10-5800K APU Quad Core Processor Socket FM2 3.8GHZ 4MB 100W Retail Box ($119.99)
Other: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM ($79.99)
Total: $436.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This includes os and the best amd apu, 8GB ram, 1TB hdd, just from two places newegg and ncix us, ncix offers free shipping with 100$ in the cart.
Pcpartpicker doesn't include ncix us for the moment, but it's a reliable and trusted site.
The custom links :
Ram : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&vpn=PV38G160C9K&...
Psu : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62331
Hdd : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58746&promoid=1312
Cpu : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76269&promoid=1312
OS : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=45271&promoid=1332
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February 10, 2013 3:13:30 PM

If you're not dead-set on an A10, this build is stronger in every respect you're likely to use it for, it is far more upgradeable, and it only uses 21w more than the APU build. (199w on the A10 vs. 221w on the I3)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($51.97 @ Newegg)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $403.67 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

enjoy!
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February 10, 2013 3:29:54 PM

If you want an A10 for certain, I'd go with Django's build...it's only a fistful of dollars. *cough*

I'd recommend 1866 RAM over 1600 with the A10, however. It makes a big difference with the APU's.
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February 10, 2013 3:31:20 PM

Here's a question we don't actually have the answer to yet...do you need to buy an OS?
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February 10, 2013 3:45:27 PM

That's a good question, but it's good to include it, if he doesn't need it he can subtract from the list of any of those who suggested builds here.
Yes, higher speeds will be better for it, but you can overclock the ram with the asrock, it's known for a good board for it.
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February 10, 2013 4:29:39 PM

djangoringo said:
Yes, higher speeds will be better for it, but you can overclock the ram with the asrock, it's known for a good board for it.


Sure, you can overclock the 1600 to 1866 levels. At the same time, you can overclock the 1866 to 2133-2400 levels, which adds even more performance to the trinity APU's.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-bandwidth-sc...
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February 10, 2013 4:44:21 PM

Usually you can overclock more than that, most 1600 mhz can reach 2133 mhz with some tweaks on the bios, but it was to be the samsung ram or the crucial with 1.35V, but i guess it's out of stock.
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