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Building computer for gaming and streaming anime at 1080p?
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Posted 2/24/13
I'm going to build my own computer to play games, edit video's, use art programs , and stream 1080p shows. My computer will consist of...

-AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX
-MSI Socket FM2/AMD A75/DDR3/SATA3&​USB3.0/A&GbE/Mi​croATX Motherboard FM2-A75MA-E35
-Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600​C9B
-Samsung Electronics Samsung 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 500 GB SATAIII 2.5-Inch MZ-7TD500BW
-Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX430)
-Corsair Obsidian Series Black 650D Mid Tower Computer Case (CC650DW-1)
The total is coming around $770.01 without tax and shipping.

I was wondering if this is an alright list I have here, I am new to PC building ,as this will be my first build. I am looking to upgrade in the future as why I went with the 650D case. I am up to any Suggestions, I would much appreciate the help.
(I didn't know where this question would be in the forums, so I just went with PC )
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Posted 2/24/13 , edited 2/24/13
Never buy a microATX motherboard for gaming
That processors gaming performance is a little mediocre for the cost tbh
I dont see a graphics card here, you cant do any gaming without it

If you're looking for upgrade potential go with a fullsized motherboard, Im not too up on the AMD chips but honestly I would say grab a decent clock I5 and something like a... 7770HD saphire graphics card with 8-16 gb of ram and around a 500watt branded PSU and you're fine.

Something like;

processor: http://www.ebuyer.com/349029-intel-core-i5-3570k-3-4ghz-socket-1155-6mb-cache-retail-boxed-processor-bx80637i53570k
Motherboard: http://www.ebuyer.com/386271-gigabyte-ga-z77-ds3h-socket-1155-vga-dvi-hdmi-7-1-channel-audio-atx-motherboard-ga-z77-ds3h?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products
Ram: http://www.ebuyer.com/247677-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-xms3-memory-cmx8gx3m2a1600c9
Gcard: http://www.ebuyer.com/415222-sapphire-hd-7770-ghz-edition-oc-1gb-gddr5-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-11201-20-20g

Then a branded PSU, whatever HDD/solid state disk you want. As for cases, if its for moderately intensive use dont spend like 200 quid on it but dont go super cheap either. That graphics card is getting towards the end of its lifespan though, so you might want to look for a different one.

Just a note, those are UK pounds price and total up to like 380 quid = 579 dollars, bearing in mind we pay more for tech and that includes 20% tax just for price comparisons sake.

As for streaming, spend a bit of money on your internet connection really. Any mid-range PC should handle it if its got the appropriate internet connection
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The processor is an APU it's a CPU along with a GPU, that why you don't see a graphics card.Also thanks for the help, i'll take a look at what you have suggested ,ya know.
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Posted 2/24/13 , edited 2/24/13
It does have an integrated GPU, but that GPU is really not powerful enough at all to cope on its own, if you want to game at any decent level you simply cant avoid a Gcard Im afraid. It also doesnt have any graphics dedicated RAM on the chip, which just puts further strain on your RAM which is removed by getting a Gcard with like 1-2gb of GRAM on it
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Posted 2/24/13
Oh alright, I didn't know that, I Just heard that this APU is a Memory eater, that's why I was going with 16gb of ram(if that helps any), ya know.
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Posted 2/24/13 , edited 2/24/13
More ram is never a bad thing really (assuming you have a 64 bit operating system), and ram is so cheap that its not like its hard to get that much up. The APU helps, but its there to take strain off your Gcard not replace it, in a desktop
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Alright, thank you for you're help, I appreciate it very much, hmm.
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Posted 2/24/13
If your after more up to date/specialist knowledge go here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/categories-list.htm

Its an amazing website for all things computing.
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Oh i'm already signed up for it, i asked a question there before, and people helped, great community and information.
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Im just wondering, what are you going to use to view everyting on. TV or monitor?
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Posted 2/24/13
I going to be using a Sanyo tv( its a tiny tv bigger than a laptop screen though) I bought a year back, when i had a xbox, so im going to be using that.
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Posted 2/24/13
Why kind of games are you planing on playing on this computer?
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Posted 2/24/13 , edited 2/24/13
Well i'm looking to play far cry 3 , Battlefield 3, and when it comes out Elder Scrolls Online.
But i have came up with another build.
http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3K62QA2DL965X/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o_T1-1
You can help me revise my decisions, i would appreciate it . The total is going to be roughly $920.00
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Newegg my friend. Newegg is the place to get PC parts.

But anyway, can't seem to view your new list. That being said....

If you want serious bang for your buck, an AMD CPU is the way to go. But if you can, spend a wee bit more, and vie for an i5 or i7, Ivy Bridge. You'll save on power and heat later on. Now you've picked a CPU, let's move onto motherboards

You'll want something solid, but the motherboard you can afford to skimp on JUST a little bit. ASUS and ASRock make some pretty solid stuff. ASRock will be a bit cheaper. Gigabyte is also not a bad trade off. I've never had any luck with MSI though.

As for GPU...hmm, to keep costs low, an ATI 7750 or an NVidia 640 is a cheap trade off for raw power. Both of these can run BF3 at 1900x1080.

Like said above, RAM is cheaper by the day. 8-16 should do you fine. Make sure if you get a dual or quad channel kit. Your RAM will be better off for it.

600W PSU SHOULD be fine, but never be afraid to go a bit higher. It sadly will not allow for large upgrades down the road. (And you can get an 850W for a little under 140 bucks most place, and unless you are doing hardcore SLI/Crossfire, 850W is fine for a while).

A case should have solid airflow. But also pick on what looks good to you. But be sure to read up reviews on installation difficulties others have had with the case you are looking at. (The same goes for all parts you view).

As for the HDD....well, I say spring for a simple 1 or 2TB HDD. SSD's are nice, but money towards those (That Samsung 840 is just shy of a dollar per GB), could be better spent towards a faster CPU or GPU. Wait until you have the system for a bit, then reevaluate what you need.
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Posted 3/1/13 , edited 3/1/13
I would like to toss in that Nvidia is much better than anything AMD has out right now, and if you can shell out 15% more, you'll get 25% back for it. The 560ti is your best bet for performance:cost ratio.

Here is my setup, and it runs all games from mid-2012 back on max. I have a GTX470 though. A 560ti would push that through 2012 on max guaranteed!

Summary
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 33 °C
Deneb 45nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 2974MHz (7-8-7-22)
Motherboard
MSI 870A-G54 (MS-7599) (CPU1) 29 °C
Graphics
SANYO LCD (1190x670@60Hz)
1280MB GeForce GTX 470 (EVGA) 37 °C
Hard Drives
699GB Western Digital WDC WD7501AALS-00E3A0 ATA Device (SATA) 31 °C
1397GB Western Digital WDC WD1501FASS-00W2B0 ATA Device (SATA) 33 °C
114GB Maxtor 6Y120P0 ATA Device (PATA) 30 °C
Optical Drives
ATAPI DVD A DH20A3S ATA Device
MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
Audio
NVIDIA High Definition Audio

Edit:
Also, don't skimp on manufacturers. EVGA has the best warranty in the market, lasts ages, and even allows you to OC without breaking warrenty in most cases.
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