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I have this mobo and cpu and they're fab...!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2465535

 

 

 

 

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thanks CB,but im thinking way lower..maybe a $100 or more for both..i got my eyes on the fury ram too,its good stuff.just need CPU and board,looking at intel to. grabbed this at frys yesterday for 29 with a promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235036&cm_re=zalman_case-_-11-235-036-_-Product

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Dude!! That's a sweet deal on that case...now then if I was going any cheaper for a build, well you've already got one with the ASROCK board and that little unlocked Intel G3258? chip...I'd really like to put one of those together for use as an HTPC rig of sorts, something I can run 24/7 and stream internet video with. Got a Microcenter, but sure wish there was a Fry's in KC...you guys are always getting some sweet deals from them!

Now all I need do is hit the JACKPOT! winner.png

 

 

 

 

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Dude!! That's a sweet deal on that case...now then if I was going any cheaper for a build, well you've already got one with the ASROCK board and that little unlocked Intel G3258? chip...I'd really like to put one of those together for use as an HTPC rig of sorts, something I can run 24/7 and stream internet video with. Got a Microcenter, but sure wish there was a Fry's in KC...you guys are always getting some sweet deals from them!

Now all I need do is hit the JACKPOT! winner.png

 

 

 

 

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i sold the rig that had the Asrock board and the G3258. but im looking at that type of a set up again,just wanted to see what AMD was offering

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Wow, that is some great score on that case!!

 

I'm currently running an A4-6300 on an MSi board, it's actually been much better than I had expected from it.

Looking into putting together another one soon using the following mobo and APU

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128689

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113335

 

Totals to $120 for those, maybe can find them for a bit lower cost elsewhere?

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Wow, that is some great score on that case!!

 

I'm currently running an A4-6300 on an MSi board, it's actually been much better than I had expected from it.

Looking into putting together another one soon using the following mobo and APU

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128689

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113335

 

Totals to $120 for those, maybe can find them for a bit lower cost elsewhere?

 

 

 

thats what i was trying to figure out on the AMD CPU's..they have all kinds of A4,A6,A8 ETC..just not sure what goes with what but the links help

 

even $39 is a good deal for the case. http://www.frys.com/product/8429548?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

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Wow, think I need to go visit the local Fry's over this weekend!! :mrgreen:

 

as far as I know with the AMD A series, the A4's are all dual core with Radeon HD graphics and have locked multiplier. the A6's are also dual core but the K on the end of each model number means it's unlocked and can be overclocked manually, also steps up to R5 graphics. the A8's are available as either dual or quad core and with R5 graphics. the A10's are quad core and step up to R7 graphics and even add multiple GPU compute cores

 

for an example the A10-7850K (think that's highest it goes for now) has 4 CPU cores and 8 GPU cores. the down side is that it's not going to be the same performance as you would get from an actual graphics card of the same R7 series. but if it's used for something like an HTPC, it would probably be more than great. most of the FM2+ boards seem to have VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs for that reason.

 

I've got my A4-6300 to do as much as play PS2 games via emulator. the problem is it starts to lag a bit due to the low capacity of the L2 cache.

All in all, they are far from perfect, but still quite powerful for rather low specs. hope that helps

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Wow, think I need to go visit the local Fry's over this weekend!! :mrgreen:

 

as far as I know with the AMD A series, the A4's are all dual core with Radeon HD graphics and have locked multiplier. the A6's are also dual core but the K on the end of each model number means it's unlocked and can be overclocked manually, also steps up to R5 graphics. the A8's are available as either dual or quad core and with R5 graphics. the A10's are quad core and step up to R7 graphics and even add multiple GPU compute cores

 

for an example the A10-7850K (think that's highest it goes for now) has 4 CPU cores and 8 GPU cores. the down side is that it's not going to be the same performance as you would get from an actual graphics card of the same R7 series. but if it's used for something like an HTPC, it would probably be more than great. most of the FM2+ boards seem to have VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs for that reason.

 

I've got my A4-6300 to do as much as play PS2 games via emulator. the problem is it starts to lag a bit due to the low capacity of the L2 cache.

All in all, they are far from perfect, but still quite powerful for rather low specs. hope that helps

 

 

 

yup that explains alot.never bothered to do research on them chips since i use an 8350 in one of my gaming rigs. just trying to put together a decent rig for my garage. i check frys everyday since they email promo codes daily. i missed a sweet deal on an i3 chip that was a great deal..

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so i looked on craigslist last night and found a good deal,but it seems to be too good a deal. i texted the person and said that if he could show me the hardware works i would buy it today. he sent a video of the BIOS showing the parts listed but for all i know the parts could be bad now. what do you guys think,i would like to see the parts working in person before i buy.. oh yeah hes asking $50 for both:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113281

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157457

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personally even for low budget systems i think i'd be looking at the intel pentium g series of cpu's, ok your not going to beat the craig list deal you've found but for new then something like this is what i'd be looking at. :- http://www.frys.com/product/7869489?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

 

that cpu compared to the 5600k you found on craigs list. :- http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentium-G3220-vs-AMD-A8-5600K

 

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  • 4 weeks later...

so i got all the parts in and i went with the Intel G3258,a gigabyte Z87 board,corsair 550w,enermax cooler,8gigs hyper x,zalman case,3 corsair AF 120mm white LED fans and 1 corsair AF 140mm white LED front fan. wanted to spend $150 but spent $250. i have the G3256 @4.0 not sure if it the chip or the board but the last one i had at 4.7..either way im happy with everything. thanks for the input

 

 

 

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nice clean build, like that case too. :clap:

 

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thanks terry,was worried the heatsink wouldnt fit. literally had 2mm to spare from the side panel. i really like the case too,very heavy and sturdy.only thing i didnt like was the top of case being a pain to disconnect. some more pics:

 

 

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How do you guys get the cables so tidy....mine looks like an explosion in a spaghetti factory :mrgreen:

 

 

for me the most time consuming thing is the cable managemant,other than that its trial and error. modular PSU's are a BIG help in my book. in fact i only buy modular. also the case plays a part in how i will hide cables as well as the motherboard and its fan headers. cable adapters/extentions work wonders too. i try and map out the cables before i buy parts...

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practice and trial and error usually, i've been known to change the way i've routed a single cable at least 4 times before i was happy.

don't look at the right side of the case behind motherboard though because then you'll see a mess of cables. :rofl3:

 

like brown hornet says modular psu's make a big difference along with case design, usually i end up stowing most cables in a 3.5 drive bay when they can't be hidden behind the motherboard tray.

 

main thing your looking for is a nice clean area for air to flow from front to back in area of motherboard, so a lot of cables tied up at the bottom don't really harm even though it may not look as nice and clean as bh's build.

 

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practice and trial and error usually, i've been known to change the way i've routed a single cable at least 4 times before i was happy.

don't look at the right side of the case behind motherboard though because then you'll see a mess of cables. :rofl3:

 

like brown hornet says modular psu's make a big difference along with case design, usually i end up stowing most cables in a 3.5 drive bay when they can't be hidden behind the motherboard tray.

 

main thing your looking for is a nice clean area for air to flow from front to back in area of motherboard, so a lot of cables tied up at the bottom don't really harm even though it may not look as nice and clean as bh's build.

 

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yup,,exactly. FYI the case had an option to install an SSD behind the motherboard which is what i did. havent seen a $39 case with that option before.

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