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March 3, 2013 5:10:04 PM

Im trying to come together with the parts for my PC. To tell you the truth, after hearing about the Steam Box, I wanted to see if I could come up with a PC that could do just as well as the Steam Box. Keep in mind that I am not going to be using this for Crysis 3 highest settings, only for more casual games such as strategy games. Do you think that these parts are good for use in what I want it to do?

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

APU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case Fan (I want to replace the one it comes with):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speakers:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Im using Windows 7 as my OS. I decided not to go Windows 8 because of all the talk against it. Do these specs work together and even more importantly, is there possibility for upgrading (Im really looking into water cooling for later)?

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March 3, 2013 5:39:23 PM

This will run casual games just fine but I would get the 5800K. As in future upgrades, AMD is going to continue with the FM2 socket for a while and release new APU's. The rest of your parts work out.
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March 3, 2013 5:44:04 PM

I was thinking of going for the 5800K as well, but I have a problem with it. I see that it requires more power than the 5700K (at least I think?) and I plan to crossfire with a regular graphics card (7760? Im not sure which one it was, but they did say you could crossfire the APU with an AMD card). Im wondering if I would end up not having enough power. Any advice?

EDIT: Either that or the AMD Dual Graphics. That looked really appealing.
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March 3, 2013 7:51:06 PM

Best answer selected by Geotheo70.
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March 3, 2013 9:49:42 PM

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