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Is this a good $425 Build?


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#1 Corey Martin

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 10:58 AM

I made a build, how is it?
 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FGdLdC
 
CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($96.98 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Micro Center) 
Motherboard: MSI A88X-G43 ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($77.98 @ OutletPC) 
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($79.98 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($52.00 @ Amazon) 
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($40.49 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($43.33 @ Amazon) 
Total: $420.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-28 11:57 EDT-0400
 
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#2 Alex&Vanko

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:18 AM

Hi Corey Martin and :welcome:

Buy 2x4GB RAM not 1x8GB to use dual channel.Motherboard has 4 slots so not restricted in future adding.

 

How is it depends on what you plan to do with this PC.

 

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 02:26 PM

Like Alex&Vanki said, go with dual channel memory to get the best effect. I think honestly you will not need an after-market CPU cooler unless you absolutely must overclock it. Also, what do you plan to go with this computer, as you are missing a graphics card. On a side not the last time I ordered the redbone case 3/4 came broken in the box, not sure if it was FedEx or something else, just FYI.


He said the same thing he had been saying for hours... "burn them all".

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#4 Corey Martin

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:21 PM

The CPU comes integrated with a GPU. I will get dual channel too. One more question: Can I add a graphics card even though I have an APU? Thanks!
Corey
I am also going to over clock. Sorry for 2 replies



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

You can add a dedicated GPU, sure. If you are going to be doing quite a bit of graphics-intensive gaming then I would recommend getting a dedicated GPU to start out with.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:30 PM

I will be doing some but for now I will play them on low settings... Thanks!

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:48 PM

To buy this socket FM2 or platform which is closed from the side of upgrade and to buy external videocard is nonsense.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:49 PM

What are you saying I should do....

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 05:01 PM

You want to play games may be.Those FM2 CPU are too slow.You will pay for APU but will not use it.Much better CPU to put is not possible in future on this platform.At least Core i3 or FX6300 upper level AMD to combine with external videocard.To buy external videocard for 50-100$ not worth.In future if you decide to buy good videocard the CPU will stumble you so have to change platform.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 05:13 PM

Uh... is that in my budget?

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 05:22 PM

You see this CPU has APU integrated graphics Radeon HD 7660D

See here below:

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7660D-IGP-vs-Radeon-HD-6670

How much costs 6670

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax66701gbk3h

Not worth.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 05:23 PM

Okay. Do you have any builds that are 445 or less?

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 05:33 PM

Uh... is that in my budget?

Yes I know about the budget and want to say not to waste money for external videocard.Just explain the situation.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:10 PM

Okay!

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:24 PM

Although that CX430W power supply is  very good power supply, it might be marginal if you should decide to upgrade your video card at any time in the future. Getting a 500 to 650W power supply would handle most psu's should you decide to upgrade






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