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more overclocking options and better vrms/heatsink ill see what i can do about getting a sdd back into the mix

only thing i see your missing is dvd drive

i can save you quite a bit esp if you have a microcenter near you

will post list in a min
I was hoping that I can install Windows 8 64-bit through USB if possible, since I used up my copy of Windows 7 on my laptop. Unless I can transfer license to the new build.
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I was hoping that I can install Windows 8 64-bit through USB if possible, since I used up my copy of Windows 7 on my laptop. Unless I can transfer license to the new build.

usb is no problem with saberkitty i can only assume the same with the other one.

you can transfer licences as long as it is 1 not an OEM licence and 2 you dont have it installed on both your laptop and desktop

cool thing about the saberkitty (and ROG boards) is you can update bios without dram or cpu installed as well and for overclocking i love the direct button ( ill post it in a thread some time ) but there is a 2 pin header on the mobo hook up a wire and run to a momentary switch and you dont even have to go in to the case to access it.... i love it
Edited by Mega Man - 4/6/13 at 4:09pm
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Yeah, I believe I saw that feature in the newegg video. It's a sweet board. I just came back from AMD Fan Day San Francisco and was only able to return home with the A8-5600k APU without the Gigabyte MOBO. Is this a good APU to consider building around or not?
Edited by G2O415 - 4/6/13 at 10:52pm
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Yeah, I believe I saw that feature in the newegg video. It's a sweet board. I just came back from AMD Fan Day San Francisco and was only able to return home with the A8-5600k APU without the Gigabyte MOBO. Is this a good APU to consider building around or not?

define good ?

if it is FM2 socket it is comparable to an a4 fm1 socket

i wouldnt say it is bad just dont expect 7970 performance. on newegg reviews said it can play skyrim on high and another said
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Don't expect to play Skyrim on even mid settings, however I am currently playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown on it and handles it fairly well. Will play around 20-30 fps in 1080p on mid-low settings, but will do 45-60fps on 720p with almost max settings. I'm playing this on a 55" Vizio tv, and to be honest, it blows the PS3 version I was playing out of the water.
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define good ?

if it is FM2 socket it is comparable to an a4 fm1 socket

i wouldnt say it is bad just dont expect 7970 performance. on newegg reviews said it can play skyrim on high and another said

Hmm, guess I'll stick with my current revision build unless a new change is made in it... What should happen to the A8 lol?
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Hmm, guess I'll stick with my current revision build unless a new change is made in it... What should happen to the A8 lol?

excuse me it is like an a6.....( fm1)

up to you .. sell it and increase your funds for your pc
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Hmm, guess I'll stick with my current revision build unless a new change is made in it... What should happen to the A8 lol?

The a8 5600k is fairly similar in CPU performance to an fx 4100-4300

Its a 2 module vishera based chip with no L3, similar to the old athlon ii vs phenom ii comparison.
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I see, thanks for clarifying fellas. As for this thread, I think it has finally come to a conclusion. I believe I'm set with the latest revision of my build. I will start ordering the parts soon and will post the results in the future. Thanks everyone for being so patient, helpful and informative. Will plan on doing big things with this build, and will be looking forward to the joy of building an awesome rig.
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You know what fellas, although the builds that were shown to me were super awesome, I've just decided to stick with the free A8-5600k that I got for free. That way I can just build a "budget" rig and buy parts that I can keep for a better future build.

Here's the rundown on my possible build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($112.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $648.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-10 15:44 EDT-0400)

Now, if I understand a previous post here, Crossfire shows little to no benefit if the GPUs were slotted in a x16 to x4, but will show some improvements if the GPUs were slotted in a x8 to x8?
Reason I ask is because I may or may not crossfire in the future but not too soon. I'd like to know this information in case I may play games that are too much for one card.

Edit: Since I do plan on OC, should I maybe invest in a water cooler or stick with air cooling.
Edited by G2O415 - 4/10/13 at 12:47pm
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You know what fellas, although the builds that were shown to me were super awesome, I've just decided to stick with the free A8-5600k that I got for free. That way I can just build a "budget" rig and buy parts that I can keep for a better future build.

Here's the rundown on my possible build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($112.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $648.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-10 15:44 EDT-0400)

Now, if I understand a previous post here, Crossfire shows little to no benefit if the GPUs were slotted in a x16 to x4, but will show some improvements if the GPUs were slotted in a x8 to x8?
Reason I ask is because I may or may not crossfire in the future but not too soon. I'd like to know this information in case I may play games that are too much for one card.

Edit: Since I do plan on OC, should I maybe invest in a water cooler or stick with air cooling.

that looks great! can't argue with making use of your free CPU. with hsa coming to fruition that may pay off
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phenom ii B97 ECS A970M-A AM3+ EVGA GXT 460 2x4gb adata 
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OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung F3 1TB Samsung f3 1tb Samsung HD155UI 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Super Writemaster DVDr Windows 7 Samsung Syncmaster Antec Basiq power 550 + 
Case
Bitfenix Raider 
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