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Is this a good Gaming PC Setup?


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#1 Pr3cast

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 10:43 AM

I am buying parts to build a gaming computer on newegg, and I want to know if this setup would be good.

Motherboard: ASUS F2A55-M LK Micro ATX

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 8670D Dedicated 2GB GDDR5, AMD Radeon HD 7660D Intergated Graphics

CPU: AMD A10-6800K @4.1GHz (overclock to 4.4GHz)

Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply 

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
(only temporary i will install a SSD later on)

Disk Drive: LG 24X DVD Burner

Computer Case: Compucase Enterprise Black 0.5mm Thickness SECC Micro ATX Tower Case

Total Cost: 507.94$

 



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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:04 PM

Hi

 

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I understand you are trying to build a casual gaming PC. For 500 USD, you will get better configuration than the one you listed.

 

Check the configuration in the below link. It is far better than the configuration you listed. I just provided the link as an example. You can customize the components at your will.

 

http://www.gamersnexus.net/pc-builds/46-pcbuildupg/1091-cheap-bastard-april-build

 

 

Weather you buy AMD or Intel CPU, buy a quad core one and don't bother about overclocking it. Honestly, you won't experience any noticeable FPS improvement by overclocking the CPU. There are some apps which benefits from CPU overclocking such as CAD, Video rendering etc. Even GTA 4 - (the most CPU hungry game ever released for PC-) hardly benefit from CPU overclocking. On the other hand, a GPU overclocking will improve the FPS in any game but it i up to you.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:34 PM

Hi

 

:welcome: to the forum

 

I understand you are trying to build a casual gaming PC. For 500 USD, you will get better configuration than the one you listed.

 

Check the configuration in the below link. It is far better than the configuration you listed. I just provided the link as an example. You can customize the components at your will.

 

http://www.gamersnexus.net/pc-builds/46-pcbuildupg/1091-cheap-bastard-april-build

 

 

Weather you buy AMD or Intel CPU, buy a quad core one and don't bother about overclocking it. Honestly, you won't experience any noticeable FPS improvement by overclocking the CPU. There are some apps which benefits from CPU overclocking such as CAD, Video rendering etc. Even GTA 4 - (the most CPU hungry game ever released for PC-) hardly benefit from CPU overclocking. On the other hand, a GPU overclocking will improve the FPS in any game but it i up to you.

Casual Gaming?

I want to be able to play games like League of legends, World of Warcraft, and I want to do minecraft commentary(minecraft, screen record, and skype open at the same time).



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:45 PM

Hi

 

You can play that games in decent settings with the above configuration. If you are intended to do screen recording along with playing games, save some more money and buy a pretty decent graphics card. You don't need to upgrade the CPU. The AMD 8670 you intended to buy is even not capable of playing those games at high resolution.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:25 AM

Clarify something for me.  The HD 8670- Is this a discrete card or the APU built into the CPU?  I found a Radeon 8670 (OEM) videocard on AMDs site, and also found reference to an 8670 APU (built into the CPU) graphics.

 

Just curious.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:01 AM

Clarify something for me.  The HD 8670- Is this a discrete card or the APU built into the CPU?  I found a Radeon 8670 (OEM) videocard on AMDs site, and also found reference to an 8670 APU (built into the CPU) graphics.

 

Just curious.

The 8670D would be the APU as the graphics card 8670 is only available to OEM. Also 16GB of ram is a bit of an overkill and you should change the power supply to something like the Corsair CX500 which is far more reliable then the OCZ.


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