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low end to middle Pc build

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

okay, so im building my own Pc as it is something i wanted to do for a long time, it is not necessarily for gaming but i do game a bit, not much, mostly this titles and would like to play this upcoming ones (TERA,SC2,WoW,) <- the ones i got, but mostly only play SC2 (South Park:The stick of truth(2013), Sim city(2013),CoD Black Ops 2) <- the ones im gonna buy later.

So im not a big time gamer, mostly play when im bored and for short periods of time, or to try out a new game.
My specs on my build are this so far:

•CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
•Motherboard: MSI Motherboard FM2-A75MA-E35
•Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
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•Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ
•Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache
•Optical drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST
•CPU Fan:Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes
•Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS


I have purchase and already have the CPU,Mobo and Case, and am gonna order the other parts this weekend but with that comes a lot of questions like:

1.-will my APU be able to run this titles? i dont mind gaming on 720p and at mid graphics
2.-what if i decide to buy a GPU? will crossfiring a 6670 be enough? how about a 7870 and just runing games from that card?(as it wont crossfire with the APU.)
3.-If i do buy a GPU will my PSU be enough to handle it? or will i need to buy a 600+w.
4.-Is 8 Gbs of Ram enough for what i want to use my pc for? if not how much would it be?(Mobo allows up to 16 max)
5.-would buying a 128gb SSD or lower for OS be a good idea for a low end/mid pc? (more opinion then performance issue)
6.-i would like to buy a fan controller, would that be a good idea for my build? or would it be just wasting my money.(and if so, wich one would you recomend)


that is all i can think of now but yeah im a light gamer, dont really need like super ultra mega settings on games lol, and im thinking of buying 2x720p monitors as i am teaching myself some code and will be installing Arch on my Pc ( along side windows 7 ofc for some light gaming ) (will upgrade to windows 8 once SP1 comes out )

so what do you guys think? any sugestions?
and thank you in advance :D

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Re: low end to middle Pc build

Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

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1.-will my APU be able to run this titles? i dont mind gaming on 720p and at mid graphics

Yes, more than likely.

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2.-what if i decide to buy a GPU? will crossfiring a 6670 be enough? how about a 7870 and just runing games from that card?(as it wont crossfire with the APU.)

Read up on the reviews.. if you plan on dumping a better GPU with this then you should have picked a different CPU (that's where the bottle neck will end up - in the cpu). These are really meant to be for mobile platforms.
Example:
http://www.anandtech...esktop-part-2/6
http://hexus.net/tec...ity-apu/?page=5

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3.-If i do buy a GPU will my PSU be enough to handle it? or will i need to buy a 600+w.

That really depends on the graphics card, but yeah odds are in favor of getting a new power supply.

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4.-Is 8 Gbs of Ram enough for what i want to use my pc for? if not how much would it be?(Mobo allows up to 16 max)

Sure.

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5.-would buying a 128gb SSD or lower for OS be a good idea for a low end/mid pc? (more opinion then performance issue)

Why would you buy one?

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6.-i would like to buy a fan controller, would that be a good idea for my build? or would it be just wasting my money.(and if so, wich one would you recomend)

With that case more than likely a waste of money.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

i see,thank you for the info and the answers, i guess my build is set then, nothing more to do then buy my parts now.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

did you look at new egg-- they have a decent low end intel here
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Re: low end to middle Pc build

Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

View Post-T-Rex-, on 13 December 2012 - 02:18 PM, said:

i see,thank you for the info and the answers, i guess my build is set then, nothing more to do then buy my parts now.


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I have purchase and already have the CPU,Mobo and Case, and am gonna order the other parts this weekend but with that comes a lot of questions like:
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Yeah.. if you haven't bought stuff then thee are alternatives..
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

i already have my Case, APU and Motherboard just need the rest.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

Carry on then.. and report back when assembled (with pictures)l.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

ok i will hopefully next week ill have it set up
and btw im gonna look but if anyone can point me to the right direction on installing Arch?, wiki page
doesnt help much, anyone using it?
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Re: low end to middle Pc build

Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

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Really? These are pretty darn comprehensive.

https://wiki.archlin...tallation_Guide
https://wiki.archlin...inners%27_Guide
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

well it does help but then it brings up a ton of questions on all the settings lol
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Re: low end to middle Pc build

Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

I am not sure what nebulous settings you are talking about, but here's a more rounded corner version.

http://www.wikihow.c...tall-Arch-Linux
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

i hadnt seen this one before, ill try to do it the old fashion way when i get my system ready, if all else fails wich i hope not ill use the second one.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

btw is there anything i can add besides a fan controller to know my APUs tempeture?
was mostly gonna buy one to know( something cheap like the 24 dollar one i saw)
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

Yeah.. they tell you that automagically.. you can tap into them with samurize or http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html or http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ or any other number of apps.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

i see, so i dont have to buy anything, wich i wouldnt mind if it looked good xD
so i have to install this aplications to see my APUs temp right?
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