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~$400 build -wisdom needed

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February 10, 2013 9:18:17 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CAiG

I want to know if this build will work well for web browsing, some applications like Quicken, and light gaming. I will just say that this build isn't for me, he wants the smaller the better, and is looking what would be good for doing that.


CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $123.79

Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $43.98

storage: already got an SSD

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card $69.99

Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case $39.99

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $44.99

Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X-ITX FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $106.97
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Base Total: $429.71
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Shipping: $6.98
Total: $406.69
February 10, 2013 9:53:30 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Foxconn H61S Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $430.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 18:53 EST-0500)
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February 10, 2013 10:13:53 PM

1. Intel doesn't seem like the best option now because of the lack in a upgrade path.
2. I'm not thinking about storage yet.
3. A more power efficient system would be better.
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February 10, 2013 10:26:03 PM

1. Intel has a much better upgrade path.
2. Then take off the hard drive, it will make it significantly cheaper.
3. The build I had uses about the same amount of power as yours.
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February 10, 2013 10:53:46 PM

Pingypoker said:
1. Intel has a much better upgrade path.
2. Then take off the hard drive, it will make it significantly cheaper.
3. The build I had uses about the same amount of power as yours.



I don't think you should get that power supply, has only 65% Efficiency.

Don't know about you, but this is what Im getting: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/CHQC
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February 10, 2013 11:28:27 PM

lol that rosewill psu is a doorstop. the only rosewill that is recommended is the capstone series
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February 10, 2013 11:46:24 PM

Pingypoker said:
1. Intel has a much better upgrade path.
2. Then take off the hard drive, it will make it significantly cheaper.
3. The build I had uses about the same amount of power as yours.


1. I'm talking about more APU's coming out later this year and maybe a year after, it will use the same socket type.
2. I didn't include the hard drive in the price, I already took that off.
3. So far, I'm sticking with the Corsair PSU.
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February 11, 2013 2:49:46 AM

Firespert said:
1. I'm talking about more APU's coming out later this year and maybe a year after, it will use the same socket type.
2. I didn't include the hard drive in the price, I already took that off.
3. So far, I'm sticking with the Corsair PSU.


1. APU's suck. Actual dedicated video cards are much better.
3. Then stick with the Corsair PSU.
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February 11, 2013 4:28:54 AM

Pingypoker said:
1. APU's suck. Actual dedicated video cards are much better.
3. Then stick with the Corsair PSU.


Then what would be a better cpu + gpu for the same price? Also, the build is made for light gaming, but mostly made for home use.
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February 11, 2013 5:12:33 AM

i always tell people dont cheap out on the psu..you will regret it...i say bump it up to a core i3 and a antec 80+
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February 11, 2013 5:30:01 AM

You don't need a core i3 - the ivy bridge Pentiums are bloody AMAZING chips for the price.

Get an ivy bridge Pentium for $90 and a 7750 for $100. Same price, but better performance both for gaming and for general use.
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February 11, 2013 5:37:59 AM

true..theres nothing wrong with the ivy bridge today.


ivy bridge and a 7750...good combo
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February 11, 2013 5:51:51 AM

I was thinking about this but the 1155 socket is pretty much a dead socket since intel is changing their socket type again. I chose the A10 because it uses the FM2 socket which AMD is not going to change for years.
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February 11, 2013 5:55:56 AM

Firespert said:
I was thinking about this but the 1155 socket is pretty much a dead socket since intel is changing their socket type again. I chose the A10 because it uses the FM2 socket which AMD is not going to change for years.



yes but the benchmarks suggest otherwise
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February 11, 2013 6:11:11 AM

ARICH5 said:
yes but the benchmarks suggest otherwise

What benchmarks?
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February 11, 2013 6:41:30 AM

an a10 to a 7770? puleeez
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February 11, 2013 6:42:39 AM

a10 + hd 6670 = hd 7770
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February 15, 2013 4:17:35 AM

A10 + 6670 = A bad deal. Just get a Pentium G860 and a Radeon HD 7770 and it will perform better than the a10 + 6670 because it wont have to deal with crossfire.
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February 15, 2013 10:08:23 PM

Pingypoker said:
A10 + 6670 = A bad deal. Just get a Pentium G860 and a Radeon HD 7770 and it will perform better than the a10 + 6670 because it wont have to deal with crossfire.

you mean dual graphics and the pentium socket is going away while FM2 will stick.
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February 15, 2013 10:24:34 PM

Firespert said:
you mean dual graphics and the pentium socket is going away while FM2 will stick.


Pentium socket is LGA 1155, which there are still many processors to upgrade to for it, and what makes you say that FM2 will stick?
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