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Hi,
Can you give me advice on my build for a $800 budget gaming computer.

Processor

AMD A8-6600K Quad Core 3.9GHz Black Edition with AMD HD 8570D Graphic
Memory
4 x 2GB DDR III 1333 MHz Premium System Memory
Motherboard
MSI FM2-A85XA-G65, USB3.0, HDMI, DVI, 4 X DDR3
Hard Drive
1TB Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive
Graphics Card
2GB Embedded HD8570D
Power Supply
WideTECH 550W Power Supply, 4xSATA, 2xHDD
Cost
$787

I am getting this built at the store, because I get a warranty, so I will not be able to get some parts. I might add a graphics card later on and upgrade the memory. Any advice on improving this?
Edited by spin6789 - 4/20/14 at 1:22am
post #2 of 42
I would change the power supply to a Rosewill Capstone 450w, also get some faster memory.
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post #3 of 42
I'm not sure on what parts that is currently in stock there but this should give you an idea. 760 can handle 1080p games at most. It also has a cooler if you plan on overclocking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($123.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $790.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-20 04:26 EDT-0400)
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post #4 of 42
Thread Starter 
What memory MHz would you recommend? And does Rosewill Capstone have enough power for a graphics card?
Sorry, I am new to building pc.
Would a 2 x 4GB DDR III 1600Mhz System Memory be sufficient?
And the website I am using doesn't have too many parts, but I live nearby so it is cheaper
Edited by spin6789 - 4/20/14 at 1:44am
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1600 is I think the "sweet spot" for RAM. And that Rosewill Capstone should handle that graphics card just fine. smile.gif
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post #6 of 42
The Embedded HD8570D is not a good idea for a gaming PC.
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Originally Posted by spin6789 View Post

What memory MHz would you recommend? And does Rosewill Capstone have enough power for a graphics card?
Sorry, I am new to building pc.
Would a 2 x 4GB DDR III 1600Mhz System Memory be sufficient?
And the website I am using doesn't have too many parts, but I live nearby so it is cheaper
Yes it will provide plenty of power, also can you link the exact memory you are thinking of buying?
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BenQ XL2420T Coolermaster Quickfire Pro Cherry Blue Mechanic... Antec HCG 520W Modular Power Supply Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black Pearl 
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post #8 of 42
For 800 USD you should be able to get a really decent rig with FX6300 and 270(x) or maybe even GTX 760.

Shipping to the states is free, or of minimal cost...

Otherwise I would recommend an i3 with a B85 motherboard. The gaming performance of the dual core's is quite underrated... This would keep you under 700USD.

Here'd be my shot at 800USD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper B5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $795.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Edited by GorbazTheDragon - 4/20/14 at 2:07am
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post #9 of 42
The processor you selected is made for HT(home theatre) PCs and casual gaming. If you want better pprice to performance ratio, buy the rig that kaidome or Gorbaz recommended. The FX6300 has 2 cores each in 3 modules while the one you proposed has 2/2. Since gaming is a multithreaded(multi-core utilizing) application, the FX 6300 build will be better.
Also that PSU you mentouned sounds fishy
    
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post #10 of 42
Rosewill Capstone 450 watts is more then enough for anything but the very high end cards

Its also a better unit then the XFX Core Edition
Edited by shilka - 4/20/14 at 3:33am
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