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March 2, 2013 7:58:54 PM

Hi, just want to know what case and power supply I should get with this computer and what kind of performance I should expect (without extra 6670, with extra 6670, and with low profile 6670).

AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A10-5800K-3-8Ghz-Processor-AD...

MSI Socket FM2/AMD A75/DDR3/SATA3&​USB3.0/A&GbE/Mi​croATX Motherboard FM2-A75MA-E35
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Socket-MicroATX-Motherboard-F...


Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHz (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory (CMZ8GX3M2A1866​C9R)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW
http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1...

Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern...
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I was thinking about this case: Foxconn 300-Watt Power Supply Computer Case DH-045(H+A)+MT-300 ( Black/Light Silver)
http://www.amazon.com/Foxconn-300-Watt-Computer-DH-045-...

I want to also get a amd radeon 6670 graphics card have crossfirex with the one integrated into the processor. With this case I will need a low profile graphics card and was thinking about this one: XFX HD 6670 650MHz 2GB DDR3/HDMI/DVI/V​GA PCI-Express Graphics Card HD667XCLF3
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-650MHz-PCI-Express-Graphics-H...

Opinions and criticism welcome, just keep it constructive, it's my first time building a computer. Thanks!

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a c 204 À AMD
March 2, 2013 8:01:20 PM

Get a PSU from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic. Get 400+ watts. The PSU case combo is complete crap.

You can expect medium settings at 1080p with crossfire.

You can change this all and do much better for the same money.
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March 2, 2013 8:05:23 PM

what do you mean when you say "You can change this all and do much better for the same money." What parts exactly?
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a c 204 À AMD
March 2, 2013 8:05:52 PM

Everything. What is your budget?
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March 2, 2013 8:07:58 PM

as low as possible, if I had to put a number on it, it would be $500.
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a c 204 À AMD
March 2, 2013 8:08:49 PM

You are mostly gaming with this correct?
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March 2, 2013 8:12:53 PM

Yes, my goal is that I can get playable fps on battlefield 3 (as a benchmark) preferably on a micro-atx based system.
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a c 204 À AMD
March 2, 2013 8:16:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $473.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 17:16 EST-0500)
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March 2, 2013 8:31:01 PM

can i copy windows from a hard drive on my friend's computer onto the one that I am getting with an external hdd bracket? Because I was also planning to get windows within that $500 budget.

What type of performance at 1080p should I expect from this machine?

Is there any other motherboard that can get me sata3 support?

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a c 204 À AMD
March 2, 2013 8:33:40 PM

You will have to buy a copy of windows. You can't copy it.

This machine will game at medium settings comfortably and maybe some higher settings on games a year or so older.
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March 2, 2013 8:36:50 PM

any word on the mobo?
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a c 204 À AMD
March 2, 2013 8:38:58 PM

Get any AM3+ socket motherboard you like. They will all work.

What is wrong with the one I posted? Its very cheap and has sata 3 support.
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March 2, 2013 8:43:01 PM

says SATA 3 Gb/s
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March 2, 2013 8:44:02 PM

only supports 3gb/s transfer rate
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a c 204 À AMD
March 2, 2013 8:46:16 PM

Yes this will work as well.
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March 2, 2013 9:15:48 PM

is there a chance that I can get a micro-atx case?
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a c 204 À AMD
March 2, 2013 10:08:12 PM

The build I posted uses a microATX case.
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a b À AMD
March 2, 2013 10:20:04 PM

tiny voices said:
Everything. What is your budget?


+1. You can do much better than an APU for a gaming system with $500. Tiny's build is good. You can actually squeeze even more gaming power out of $500.

The system below will run even the most demanding games at med-high settings with good framerates @ 1920x1080.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($48.58 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $503.38 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

enjoy!
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