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This build costs less than $450. If I decide to buy this, I can sell my two year old laptop to absorb most of the cost. This build more than doubles my current GPU abilities using the integrated 7670. It only gets about a 25% improvement on my processor but I am not too worried about that. My i5 2410M does me good now. Basically just wanted your guys input. This will be a daily use computer and will be used to play games like League of Legends and Amnesia. Basically just to tide me over until the new Steamroller chip comes out and I decide what CPU I want my multi-thousand dollar rig to be made with. I will not be overclocking besides the OC Genie that comes with the MSI motherboard.

AMD A10 5800K APU
APEVIA X-QBOII Black SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case with 500W Power Supply
MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 FM2 Trinity AMD A85X (Hudson D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Sniper Series 1866 Mhz 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Thoughts?
post #2 of 23
Everything looks excellent to me, I'm surprised you're going with MSI despite all the hate they get.

The SSD is a keeper aswell.
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Not sure about the PSU. MB looks og but if you can get something better it would not hurt.
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I prefer my Fractal Design Arc Mini case. Other than that, solid. Look for combo deals as well.
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Case($22 with promo code EMCXRVM53) - Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147123

Motherboard($90) - ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157342

PSU($60) - Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 80 PLUS GOLD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066

RAM($70) - Team Xtreem LV 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313323

APU($110 with promo code EMCXRVM36) - AMD A10-5800K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

SSD($100) - SAMSUNG 840 Series 120GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

Total price - $461.50 with shipping.

Honestly though, this PSU would be more then powerful enough, and much cheaper.

PSU($40) - SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086

Brings the total to $441
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You do know that for less than $100 more you can just build a i3/650 ti rig and it will outright slay the APU right?
Edited by The_Hairy_Yak - 5/30/13 at 7:14pm
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Originally Posted by Alanim View Post

Case($22 with promo code EMCXRVM53) - Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147123

Motherboard($90) - ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157342

PSU($60) - Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 80 PLUS GOLD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066

RAM($70) - Team Xtreem LV 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313323

APU($110 with promo code EMCXRVM36) - AMD A10-5800K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

SSD($100) - SAMSUNG 840 Series 120GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

Total price - $461.50 with shipping.

Honestly though, this PSU would be more then powerful enough, and much cheaper.

PSU($40) - SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086

Brings the total to $441

I am really liking that Mobo. The reviews scare me a little though. The features that it brings to the table and the price make me very tempted to switch from MSI.
post #8 of 23
Get faster RAM. The MSI boards now support up to DDR3 2400 with the new BIOS. Faster RAM yields better GPU results on those APU builds. I have a SFF A10-5800k and I love it. It suits my light gaming and general PC needs just fine, but I only have 1866 RAM that is OCed to 2133. I wish I had the money to upgrade.
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Originally Posted by The_Hairy_Yak View Post

You do know that for less than $100 more you can just build a i3/650 ti rig and it will outright slay the APU right?

I looked at some benchmarks for the current generation i3's and they were for practically identical to the A10 5800K, except that I would have to purchase a dedicated graphics card to support it. No thanks.
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Originally Posted by Th4natos View Post

I looked at some benchmarks for the current generation i3's and they were for practically identical to the A10 5800K, except that I would have to purchase a dedicated graphics card to support it. No thanks.
Well yeah, that is the point. A 650 ti would strait up destroy the 7660D in the APU. It would even destroy it if you did the hybrid crossfire thing. Price/performance the 650 ti + i3 is far superior. APU build = ~450 < i3 + 650 ti = ~550. 2cents.gif
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