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I don't play high-end games. I play competitive in f2p games but also like to play other games like GTA IV, NFS, and few other steam games. Also needed a new comp anyways.

APU: AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz quad //www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113281

Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157331

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231542

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

Tower: APEX PC-389 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154095

Optical drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276

Power supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027



Price after shipping & taxes: $488
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i don't see any problems, unless you plan on adding a powerful video card that psu is overkill you could save some cash with going with a lower wattage, but still reliable one. You going to want ddr-1600 minimum, as the piledriver, and igpu love high frequency ram. I'd recommend 1866, but 1600 minimum if you want good performance.
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Fast ram does huge difference with AMD. Get some 1800+ Mhz mem for good time smile.gif
E: Also maybe an aftermarket cpu cooler and do some overcloking on it, it gives a lot of performance on amd
Edited by EPiiKK - 2/8/13 at 12:48pm
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Originally Posted by Cannon19932006 View Post

i don't see any problems, unless you plan on adding a powerful video card that psu is overkill you could save some cash with going with a lower wattage, but still reliable one. You going to want ddr-1600 minimum, as the piledriver, and igpu love high frequency ram. I'd recommend 1866, but 1600 minimum if you want good performance.

 

 

pretty much this. 

I'd also spend an extra 20-40$ to get the A10.

 

Get this PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086

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I wanted it to be under $500 so I tried to find the best I could for the price. But once again I won't be doing heavy gaming on high end games. It's mainly so I can record but still be smooth. Current game I play maxes at 200 fps, I get around 60-80, for leagues it's required to to record and when I do it's very frustrating. I also edit and enjoy it, but I haven't been doing so much because of my awful computer.
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I wanted it to be under $500 so I tried to find the best I could for the price. But once again I won't be doing heavy gaming on high end games. It's mainly so I can record but still be smooth. Current game I play maxes at 200 fps, I get around 60-80, for leagues it's required to to record and when I do it's very frustrating. I also edit and enjoy it, but I haven't been doing so much because of my awful computer.

get the cheaper seasonic psu listed earlier, and this ram
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455
this cpu
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

bam still coming in under 500. @493
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You forgot the Operating System...
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You forgot the Operating System...

Why do people always say this? He is building a computer, he know's he's going to need an OS, maybe he already has one. Or maybe he will get one from another source. Regardless, your post is useless and you should feel exactly that.
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get the cheaper seasonic psu listed earlier, and this ram
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455
this cpu
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

bam still coming in under 500. @493
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Why do people always say this? He is building a computer, he know's he's going to need an OS, maybe he already has one. Or maybe he will get one from another source. Regardless, your post is useless and you should feel exactly that.
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get the cheaper seasonic psu listed earlier, and this ram
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455
this cpu
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

bam still coming in under 500. @493

You are set up with these suggestions. Make these changes and I can safely say that you will be happier in the long run with the overall performance of your PC and it is still within your budget. It is also worth looking into getting an after market heat sink, especially since those APU's do not exactly run cool, especially since the A10 is a 100W chip the stock heat sink will be useless if you OC it at all. An after market HSF will give you over clocking room, because, why would you not OC your AMD CPU? Good luck. thumb.gif
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