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post #31 of 61
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

Random, since I love the A10 5700's price-performance and power efficiency:

AMD A10-5700 - $125 shipped [NCIX]
ASRock FM2A75-Pro4M - $68 shipped [Newegg]
MagicRAM - $39 shipped [Newegg]
Antec Neo ECO 450C - $25 shipped [NCIX]
Antec One
- $42 shipped [NCIX]
DVD-RW drive - $17 shipped [NCIX]
Vertex 4 256GB SSD - $190 shipped [NCIX]
Windows 8 Pro - $120 shipped [NCIX]

$626 shipped or so, leaving plenty of room for peripherals and speakers and whatever else you want.

I suggest Windows 8 optimized peripherals like any of the logitech touch mice that were recently outed.

Your friend will like the megamassive SSD, power efficiency, and Windows 8 optimization.

Exactly, something like this would be great for a minecrafter and casual gamer. I was thinking of something almost exactly like this (I'm at work and can't spend the time digging for stuff at the moment). The only thing I might change here is the SSD. Its a great SSD, but it really depends on your friends computer usage habits. If your friend loves to keep tons of music and video around, then I'd actually skip the megamassive SSD, and switch to a two drive combo. A SSD for the OS and a few games and programs, and then a larger HDD (1-2TB).

Other than that, I'd say its good to go smile.gif.
post #32 of 61
if no oc at all then nothing can beat this
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.57 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital RE2 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.88 @ Compuvest)

Storage: Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.00 @ B&H)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.37 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ CompUSA)

Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM5200 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($12.99 @ Amazon)

Base Total: $793.75
Mail-in Rebates: -$15.00
Total: $778.75

Hope you like it thumb.gif
post #33 of 61

^ The above is decent ut for this build I wouldn't support the approach of such a fancy and large PC with dedicated graphics as opposed to a power-efficient, single-chip APU solution which would already more than meet the needs and allow more of the balance to be spent on larger and faster storage, Windows 8 Pro, and parts quality.

post #34 of 61
i would say even a core i3 2100/2120 would be a option as its at par the A10 5800k when it comes to CPU power correct me if i m wrong guys and if you are going with i3 go with a Z77 motherboard and a better RAM so that in future you can upgrade to may a 3570k or something likewise i mean its just another option rolleyes.gifthumb.gif
post #35 of 61
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

Random, since I love the A10 5700's price-performance and power efficiency:

AMD A10-5700 - $125 shipped [NCIX]
ASRock FM2A75-Pro4M - $68 shipped [Newegg]
MagicRAM - $39 shipped [Newegg]
Antec Neo ECO 450C - $25 shipped [NCIX]
Antec One
- $42 shipped [NCIX]
DVD-RW drive - $17 shipped [NCIX]
Vertex 4 256GB SSD - $190 shipped [NCIX]
Windows 8 Pro - $120 shipped [NCIX]

$626 shipped or so, leaving plenty of room for peripherals and speakers and whatever else you want.

I suggest Windows 8 optimized peripherals like any of the logitech touch mice that were recently outed.

Your friend will like the megamassive SSD, power efficiency, and Windows 8 optimization.

Going to have to agree with xd_1771, here's a slight alternative A10 build, I highly suggest that if you use either or, that you take the most price/performance efficient parts out of both the builds.

CPU+Motherboard - AMD A10-5800K+ASRock FM2A75M-DGS 173$ [Newegg]

RAM - MagicRAM - $39 [Newegg]

PSU - Rosewill CAPSTONE-450-M 75$ - 15$ with promo code RWNEB20 [Newegg]

Case - NZXT Source 210 40$, 30$ after MIR [Newegg]

DVD-RW Drive- ASUS 24X DVD Burner 17$, free shipping with promo code EMCJJND23 [Newegg]

SSD - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB SSD 165$ [Newegg]

OS - Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit 140$, I suggest using xd_1771's method. [Newegg]
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post #36 of 61
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-The integrated GPU on my 3770k was able to run MC perfectly fine so I think it's safe to assume an APU can run it even better...
-He doesn't plan on overclocking so I think a non-K processor is better...
-He will also be using this build for school, so would a HDD be better?
-If Trinity needs 1866MHz+ what kit do you guys suggest?
post #37 of 61
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-The integrated GPU on my 3770k was able to run MC perfectly fine so I think it's safe to assume an APU can run it even better...
-He doesn't plan on overclocking so I think a non-K processor is better...
-He will also be using this build for school, so would a HDD be better?
-If Trinity needs 1866MHz+ what kit do you guys suggest?

I'd still recommend the Samsungs they are legendary. I know some of the Corsair sticks are actually Samsungs with Corsair heat sinks
Overclocking RAM is very easy, below is a brief overview

1. enter BIOS and change to 1866 or desired freq,
2. increase DRAM voltage slightly and or timings (if you wish)
3. run memtest HCi
4. rinse and repeat
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post #38 of 61
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-Is there a cheaper alternative to the A10-5700?
-What's a reliable and cheap HDD? I don't think he wants SSD because of the price and storage limitation.
post #39 of 61
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-Is there a cheaper alternative to the A10-5700?
-What's a reliable and cheap HDD? I don't think he wants SSD because of the price and storage limitation.
Sort of...
Yes, you could get a Celeron or similar, but the A10-5700 (or 5800 which is like $10 cheaper) has a build in GPU. Its not the best GPU but its alright. A decent HDD would be this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/hitachi-internal-hard-drive-0f10383
There are certain parts of a computer that you cannot cheap out on. One of which being the processor.
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post #40 of 61

The A8-5500 maybe?

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