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 Post subject: i need advice and help on making my build any better?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:14 pm 
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So right now i think my build is pretty good i was just wondering if you guys think i could make it any better...

CPU AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard Asus F2A85-M PRO Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard
Memory A-Data XPG™ Gaming v2.0 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case Cooler Master RC-430-KWN6 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply CoolMax 500W ATX Power Supply

my budget is under 500$ and i dont need a driver also i already have a windows 7 so i can put it on a usb i plan on using this computer to video edit to youtube and light game on high settings for LoL, Minecraft, and Maplestory


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 Post subject: Re: i need advice and help on making my build any better?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:34 pm 
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Welcome to SCPR.

Don't think I'd buy that $22 PSU.

Can you describe your PC uses/apps? Just looking at a parts list doesn't really help unless we know how you plan to use the PC.

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 Post subject: Re: i need advice and help on making my build any better?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:52 pm 
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What psu would u recommend on my budget what should i do?


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 Post subject: Re: i need advice and help on making my build any better?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:32 pm 
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Thanks for adding the applications. If the goal is to game without a discrete graphics card, then AMD iGP is better than Intel, this generation. If you aren't in a rush to build, take a look at the AMD Kaveri processors. The A8-7600 65W part will hold up well vs the A10-7800K for most of the stuff you want to run and is cheaper and lower power.

Go for a decent air cooler instead of the Corsair H60. The Scythe Mugen 4 goes for $45+ shipping vs the H60 for $60-70.

If you do go air cooling, you'll need to make sure the RAM heatsinks aren't stupidly high (like on the A Data) or if they are, that the cooler will clear them. Also, don't know if you'll really benefit getting DDR3 2400 vs the cost. While the synthetics look awesome, real world is less impressive. Here's Corsair's take. You could probably go with 1866 and use the savings elsewhere.

PSU - SeaSonic SSR-360GP ~$55. It's 80+ gold rated and pretty quiet at the loads you'll see.

Coolermaster case....probably not that quiet. Too bad the Bitfenix Merc Alpha went away. It was suprisingly good for $40. I don't have a cheap case alternative for you - maybe another member will pipe up.

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 Post subject: Re: i need advice and help on making my build any better?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:15 pm 
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Are u saying i dont need the corsair cooler and do u think my motherboard processor and graphics card are good for under a under 500$ computer


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 Post subject: Re: i need advice and help on making my build any better?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:33 pm 
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The only reason to go with liquid cooling is because you plan to run the CPU at much higher voltages and clocks than stock. If you don't, then liquid cooling provides zero advantages over air cooling.

I think if you wait a month or two, the A8-7600 can provide similar performance with much less power and cheaper price. If you don't want to wait, then the A10-6800K is fine.

SPCR review of the motherboard. Decent customer feedback at Newegg.

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 Post subject: Re: i need advice and help on making my build any better?
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So if i plan to overclock you think i should go with the corsait h60


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 Post subject: Re: i need advice and help on making my build any better?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:33 pm 
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I think if you plan to overvolt the cpu, the Mugen 4 will still provide decent cooling and be quieter. If you plan to overvolt the hell out of it, then one of the better (more expensive) Corsair liquid coolers will do a better job and also be quieter than the H60. <shrugs> YMMV.

You might want to review motherboards to make sure this Asus board will provide you with the overclocking tools you need.

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 Post subject: Re: i need advice and help on making my build any better?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:26 pm 
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Do you not think this asus motherboard will do the job? It seemed pretty nice to me


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 Post subject: Re: i need advice and help on making my build any better?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:07 pm 
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<shrugs> Don't know.

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