I was wanting to get peoples opinion on this build.
This is my current computer.
core 2 duo 6400
1gig of ddr 400 ram
ATI 9600XT pro
500 watt Cool masters Extreme Bronze rating.
Hyper 212 evo
Yes this is a very very very oldschool rig and I think its time to upgrade a little bit. I don't have a big budget but I can't really decide. I am a Gamer moved from PC to Xbox and ignored my poor computer. I want to get back into gaming so my plan is to buy a little and add to it later. I really like the specs on the a10-5800k so this is my build.
I am going to use the rest of my build just upgrade these things. I picked the higher ram because they say the a10 igpu will get better performance. I picked the fm2 because the new 28nm chips are suppose to be released into this chipset so I am hoping. I plan within 6months to upgrade to a discrete card like the 7850 or 7870 ghz edition.
I plan on overclocking so If anyone has any advice to give me that would be awesome. Im not sure if i Should do this or do the Ivy I3 and just not play games until I can afford to buy a discrete card.
The games I plan on playing are BF3 i know it will be low setting Diablo 3 Everquest and items like that.
APU's are not intended for gaming. The CPU portion is not that powerful and as soon as you install a dedicated card you loose the built in graphics anyway. Also, 16GB is WAY to much for a budget gaming build. Stick with 8GB of DDR3-1600 RAM. It's pretty cheap now.
If you can not get a decent graphics card right now, I would just either hold off on the entire build until you can get it all at once, or just not play PC games will you can get a card and get your system setup and ready to just drop one in. What is your budget? Above you listed mobo, mem, cpu for just over $300. The list below is $300 and it's an i5 with Z77 board and 8GB of FREE RAM that is an offer on Newegg right now. Drop in a video card later and you are set for a while.
I know you were looking to overclock, and with a non-K you can still overclock, it just does not have an unlocked multiplier. The 3570K is $40 more than this model, but an i5 would perform infinitly better than an APU. It will also allow your system to run well for a longer period of time. I have a first gen i7 and it's almost 4 years hold. I have it OC'ed and have no issues at all. That is what you get for buying a solid base system.