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post #11 of 29
The CX430 would be a good choice for a psu they usually can be found pretty cheap also the antec earthwatts 430 can be had for really cheap as well

If you can afford it the addition of a 6570/6670 graphics card to run hybrid crossfire with you IGPU would really help to boost FPS and they draw very little power

here is a pretty good review of the dual graphics
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/44338-amd-a8-3850-apu-review-llano-hits-desktop-7.html


as for good memory most of the GSkill 1866 8gb sets can be had for under $60 at 1.5v they have a little room for lowering the timings as well

this will show you how much just the increase in memory speed will help you out
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/45050-amd-a6-3650-llano-apu-review-20.html
post #12 of 29
I like the CX430 on budget builds. One thing i enjoy about the 430 is that they don't give you too many extra cables that are not needed. Corsair recognizes that with a 430watts PSU user will not be doing anything crazy. So in a sense it's a win win, cost saving for corsair and better cable management for us. smile.gif
post #13 of 29
I only buy memory the mobo manufacturer has tested and recommends!

ASUS F1A75-M PRO MEMORY QVL

Get these for manufacturer guaranteed stability; Kingston HyperX KHX1600C7D3K2/4GX, timings 8-8-8-24 @ 1.65V

Get these for lower latencies; G.Skill F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO, timings: 7-7-8-24 @ 1.35V

Just my $0.02!
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by racer86 View Post

The CX430 would be a good choice for a psu they usually can be found pretty cheap also the antec earthwatts 430 can be had for really cheap as well
If you can afford it the addition of a 6570/6670 graphics card to run hybrid crossfire with you IGPU would really help to boost FPS and they draw very little power
here is a pretty good review of the dual graphics
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/44338-amd-a8-3850-apu-review-llano-hits-desktop-7.html
as for good memory most of the GSkill 1866 8gb sets can be had for under $60 at 1.5v they have a little room for lowering the timings as well
this will show you how much just the increase in memory speed will help you out
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/45050-amd-a6-3650-llano-apu-review-20.html

These reviews are just what I wanted to know, cheers! And about the additional GPU, I might get one if it's needed, because I still want to avoid the noise of GPU's if possible. I'll prob get G.skill or Kingston.
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I like the CX430 on budget builds. One thing i enjoy about the 430 is that they don't give you too many extra cables that are not needed. Corsair recognizes that with a 430watts PSU user will not be doing anything crazy. So in a sense it's a win win, cost saving for corsair and better cable management for us. smile.gif

Yeah, people seem to be positive about it, I'll probably go with it.
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Originally Posted by PDXMark View Post

I only buy memory the mobo manufacturer has tested and recommends!
ASUS F1A75-M PRO MEMORY QVL
Get these for manufacturer guaranteed stability; Kingston HyperX KHX1600C7D3K2/4GX, timings 8-8-8-24 @ 1.65V
Get these for lower latencies; G.Skill F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO, timings: 7-7-8-24 @ 1.35V
Just my $0.02!

Alright, got the lists, thanks for the tip.

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I'll soon update the list with the suggestions.
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Alright, updated it.

Please keep the suggestions coming..! thumb.gif
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post #16 of 29
i would still get a dedicated gpu with an apu since if you want to play big game with nice resolution/quality, i don't think only the apu will handle it well( i only tested it on a asus laptop), get a cheap 6450=no worries about power consumption and noise since there is no fan.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150581

(i know its dollar, just to give you an idea)
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I have a similar build ( and yes I know its not very powerful but im 14 so money isnt something I have a lot of :L) and I have an asus board (A75-V PRO) and I have to say its brilliant; 7 Sata 3 ports, 4 USB 3 ports, etc. The UEFI Bios is brilliant. As far as RAM is concerned my 1600mhz genesis greys can manage about 1700mhz at stock timings/voltages.

As for a psu the bequiet purepower L8 430 watt is brilliant. I cant hear it at all it really is that quiet. The fact that its modular means i can keep a (reasonably) tidy build inside a case with no cable management. the only slight negative is the 8 pin eps cable could be longer.

The on-board GPU is plenty for light gaming and as has been mentioned the faster the RAM the faster it goes.

However dont buy a cheap cooler like I did (Venom Pico) its barely better than the standard finned block with a fan screwed on.

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i would still get a dedicated gpu with an apu since if you want to play big game with nice resolution/quality, i don't think only the apu will handle it well( i only tested it on a asus laptop), get a cheap 6450=no worries about power consumption and noise since there is no fan.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150581
(i know its dollar, just to give you an idea)

There are also passively cooled 6570s and 6670s if noise is a concern plus they almost tripple the stream processor count of the 6450

6570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161374
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150584

6670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102950&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161392
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by remz1337 View Post

i would still get a dedicated gpu with an apu since if you want to play big game with nice resolution/quality, i don't think only the apu will handle it well( i only tested it on a asus laptop), get a cheap 6450=no worries about power consumption and noise since there is no fan.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150581
(i know its dollar, just to give you an idea)

Hehe, alright, alright, I got the message. smile.gif I didn't think about the passive options, so thanks for reminding me. I seem to be a bit traumatized by my olde HD 4870 which sounded like a hair dryer.
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I have a similar build ( and yes I know its not very powerful but im 14 so money isnt something I have a lot of :L) and I have an asus board (A75-V PRO) and I have to say its brilliant; 7 Sata 3 ports, 4 USB 3 ports, etc. The UEFI Bios is brilliant. As far as RAM is concerned my 1600mhz genesis greys can manage about 1700mhz at stock timings/voltages.
As for a psu the bequiet purepower L8 430 watt is brilliant. I cant hear it at all it really is that quiet. The fact that its modular means i can keep a (reasonably) tidy build inside a case with no cable management. the only slight negative is the 8 pin eps cable could be longer.
The on-board GPU is plenty for light gaming and as has been mentioned the faster the RAM the faster it goes.
However dont buy a cheap cooler like I did (Venom Pico) its barely better than the standard finned block with a fan screwed on.
Anyway that's just my experiences

Thanks a lot for sharing this experience, things would be a lot easier if all people would post stuff like this on the web.
I watched some reviews of those ASUS boards and was shocked to see how much features they have, really nice. And I'll check out the bequiet PSU again, and no worries about the cooler, it's prob the only part i've already got plenty of replacements for.. tongue.gif

Thanks again for the links, I'm really liking the idea of going passive.
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post #20 of 29
GPU because it would be better to be able to upgrade one part than the whole MB/CPU in the future. RAM is also shared in an APU so if she is into photoshop or video editing this could be an issue. GTX 460 can be had for dirt cheap and will run anything she would need.
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