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Budget AMD APU system

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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...
http://www.tomshardware.com/terms.html
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 b 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.
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 b À AMD
March 2, 2013 8:05:52 PM

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

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

You are mostly gaming with this correct?
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.
a b 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)
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?

a b 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.
March 2, 2013 8:36:50 PM

any word on the mobo?
a b 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.
March 2, 2013 8:43:01 PM

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

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

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

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

The build I posted uses a microATX case.
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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