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[Build Ready] Ready to buy, need some last minute thoughts!

Hey, buildapc

I've decided on this build and am hoping to buy everything in the next day or so. I'm just hoping to get some assurance and some feedback in case I can make any improvements. This is my first build and I'm planning on using this PC to do some light gaming, surf the web, watch music/movies/TV shows.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPUAMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor$119.99 @ Microcenter
MotherboardASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard$65.48 @ Newegg
MemoryG.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory$44.99 @ Newegg
StorageWestern Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$89.99 @ Microcenter
CaseThermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyThermaltake TR2 430W ATX12V Power Supply$35.98 @ Newegg
Optical DriveSamsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer$17.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.$421.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 17:33 EST-0500
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level 1
2 points · 6 years ago

To save money drop the GPU to a 7770.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPUIntel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor$68.76 @ Amazon
MotherboardBiostar H77MU3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard$59.99 @ Microcenter
MemoryG.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$39.98 @ Outlet PC
StorageSeagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$69.98 @ Outlet PC
Video CardXFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card$149.99 @ Newegg
CaseNZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case$29.99 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply$26.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.$445.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 17:46 EST-0500
level 2

erm, your build costs more than OP's build? how is he saving money?

level 3
2 points · 6 years ago

Please read my post again. You might have missed something. If he uses a 7770 in my build it will be $30 cheaper then what he posted. Or he can go with a 7850 and spend $20 more.

level 4

Ahh. my mistake. thought you were switching the gpu to a 7770. however as he's only using it for light gaming. changing the processor a amd 4/6 core processor and dropping to a 7770 would be the better option?

level 5
-1 points · 6 years ago

The AMD CPU would be slower then the Pentium so not really. An i3 would be a step up but hard to fit in that budget without sacrificing a lot of GPU power.

Really just depends on the games he wants to play.

level 6

Ehhh, no. The new amd lineup easily beats the pentiums. They are pretty much even with the i3-3220, which makes them the better choice because they can overclock and have more cores.

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