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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:21 pm 
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Hi all,

I am upgrading my computer after nearly six years. I have been out of the loop for a while and just want a second opinion on the components I have chosen. I will use the comp for gaming, ms office, and web surfing. I do most of my gaming on console, but prefer the pc for mod-heavy games like elder scrolls and minecraft. I don't require maxed out graphics, just decent graphics with low to no stuttering. I am trying to keep my cost as close to (or below) $600 as I can. Here is what I have chosen:

GIGABYTE GA-F2A85X-UP4 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128566

AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819113280

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820233281

Enermax ETS-T40 T.B.SILENCE CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835214023

GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125403

OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817341044

I am recycling the drives and peripherals from my current pc and throwing all this into an antec 900. Any mistakes I am making on compatibility or quality? Any suggestions for reducing the price? These are $635 on newegg at the moment.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:23 am 
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Replace your harddisk as well if it's 6 years old. They do wear out and become slower over time, no matter how much you optimize or defragment.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:09 pm 
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lol, my system drive was purchased in 2003. So it's almost 10 years old! I did some more looking and came up with this build instead:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Publi ... r=26060787

I dropped the vid card. I think I can survive with the onboard graphics for a month or two. How's this look?


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I suspect you are recycling your case then. If not, that's what is missing. And check if your optical drive is SATA as you don't have PATA/IDE connectors on your new motherboard. You'll have a challenge installing your OS otherwise :)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:43 pm 
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I have an antec 900 I am going to be using. Yeah, the optical is SATA, but that old disk drive is not. I was going to grab an adapter, but I think this will work out better in the long run. Thanks for your help. I feel a lot better about throwing down that much $$ after a second, more expert opinion.

Have a good Christmas!


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You're welcome and happy christmas too

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