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So my friend wants to build a pc, his budget is $400 os not included. He is going to be playing mostly lol and d3.
This is the best build I've come up with so far:

matx case - $30
AMD A10-7700K Kaveri - $150
8gigs ram - $60
matx FM2+ mobo - $50
Corsair 430w ps - $40
500g WD-Black - $71

Total - $401, via newegg

Is there any better non apu setup I could get?
Edited by steelblue - 4/9/14 at 12:42am
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How are you getting a A10-7850K for $150? Are you sure you don't mean a A10-7700K?
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How are you getting a A10-7850K for $150? Are you sure you don't mean a A10-7700K?

You were right I typed the wrong thing.
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You were right I typed the wrong thing.

sorry about taking so long to reply again. I sorta fell asleep >.>

I don't believe a non-apu build is possible, unless we go with something like a FM2 athlon, but even then, I think this might be one of the budgets where an APU is best. I use an A8-5600K and have had both those games run fine on it.

All I'm really capable of doing(I'll keep trying for to make it better though) is bringing the price down, with some slightly higher performance/quality parts.

This APU+RAM combo will be cheaper, and faster. Might be able to overclock to 2133mhz, but that's just a guess.

APU+RAM($202) - AMD A10-7700K + CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1597138

For the PSU, as I understand it, this is a better quality PSU then the corsair.

PSU($40 with promo code EMCPFPB47) - Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

Could you tell me which motherboard you're looking at getting? Might be worthwhile to get a slightly higher quality one.
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sorry about taking so long to reply again. I sorta fell asleep >.>

I don't believe a non-apu build is possible, unless we go with something like a FM2 athlon, but even then, I think this might be one of the budgets where an APU is best. I use an A8-5600K and have had both those games run fine on it.

All I'm really capable of doing(I'll keep trying for to make it better though) is bringing the price down, with some slightly higher performance/quality parts.

This APU+RAM combo will be cheaper, and faster. Might be able to overclock to 2133mhz, but that's just a guess.

APU+RAM($202) - AMD A10-7700K + CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1597138

For the PSU, as I understand it, this is a better quality PSU then the corsair.

PSU($40 with promo code EMCPFPB47) - Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

Could you tell me which motherboard you're looking at getting? Might be worthwhile to get a slightly higher quality one.

This is the mobo im looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130753
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This is the mobo im looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130753

Alright, I thought so. That looks to be the best motherboard for quite a while price wise. Not sure if it should be paired with a a10-7700K though, but it could be fine.
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Check out my thread here, they are a little more then you want to spend, but on the other hand it will give you some ideas maybe.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1478794/cheap-gaming-challenge/0_100#post_22085706
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Try to find a Biostar A88M Version 6.2 (make sure they are shipping 6.2).

Best $60 board for FM2+ IMO.
     
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To save on money you could order just one stick of 4GB DDR3 Ram since the budget is tight, then order another 4GB when he has the money. The ~$30 you save could be spent on either pushing the HDD to a 1tb or spending a little extra on something else.
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To save on money you could order just one stick of 4GB DDR3 Ram since the budget is tight, then order another 4GB when he has the money. The ~$30 you save could be spent on either pushing the HDD to a 1tb or spending a little extra on something else.

He actually saves money getting a 1TB blue drive, forgot to suggest that...

Also, when using a IGP like the one on the A10-770K you don't want to run single channel memory, it's literally cutting your graphic performance in half.
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