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Building first gaming computer

I have never built a computer before, and I want it to be a decent computer, but I'm also trying to keep it fairly cheap. Can anyone tell me if these parts would work together?


Hard drive:



Power Supply:

Graphics Card: (i already own but might upgrade)

Sound Card:

DVD Drive:

I'm not 100% sure what to look for when buying parts.. I just want to make sure this will work together before I start buying them.

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In reply to: Building first gaming computer

I don't get it. The A8 has an APU that is better than the 5450 video card. Why add a card slower than what's in the A8?

Also, what's with the sound card? Most folk use the onboard and see if that works (for most it does.)

In closing I'd dump the video card, sound card and move up to the AMD A10.

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Makes sense..

In reply to: OK,

I bought the video card and sound card almost two years ago now, I realize they aren't very good anymore but I wasn't sure if I would need to buy new ones or not. Also, what would be a good motherboard to use?

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Muddy the water

In reply to: Makes sense..

If you go with a single stick of ram you will trash dual channel mode......not good.

If you want 8GB of ram it would be best to go with a 2x4GB kit.

If I was looking at an A8/10 I'd go with the fastest ram the mobo supported in native mode.

Keep in mind the Igp will be using system ram.


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In reply to: So I changed some things..

You must match the socket type of the cpu with the mobo.

For the A10 your looking for socket type Fm2.

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In reply to: Bong!......mismatch

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That's a match

In reply to: Oh..

Change the ram to a 2x4GB kit@1866 speed.
Test with the built-in video.
If your not happy with video perf you can always add a video card latter.

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In reply to: That's a match

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If you get the A10. Try it's APU.

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PS. Benchmarks.

In reply to: If you get the A10. Try it's APU.

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