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A10-5800k build

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.

ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 $104
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157339

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $114 with discount
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231571

AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz $114 with promotion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

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.
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    another option is to get better gpu first and upgrade cpu later. You can upgrade to an i5 in a few month down the road.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.40 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $357.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 11:34 EST-0500)
  2. 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.

    ASRock Z77 Pro4 w/ 8GB Free memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157296
    i5 3330 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116781

    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.
  3. My budget is 400.00 I don't want to go above that. that board with an I3 and possibly a 7770 ghz edition vid card. Would that have more muscle than the amd build?

    *edit

    I'm not a big overclocker The last chip I overclocked was a AMD 333mhz. I got it to 600Mhz but that was back when you had to move jumpers around on the board.
  4. drunkducki said:
    another option is to get better gpu first and upgrade cpu later. You can upgrade to an i5 in a few month down the road.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.40 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $357.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 11:34 EST-0500)



    DOes the celeron have enough power for gaming? if it does I really like this setup
  5. its performance is pretty close to pentium g630 so it should be very playable

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120.html
  6. its performance is pretty close to pentium g630 so it should be very playable

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120.html
  7. Best answer selected by nebby.
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