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Old January 3, 2013, 03:19 AM
TheWildRose TheWildRose is offline
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: USA
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My System Specs

Smile [Canceled] FM2 gaming build


Changing to AM3+

Before I get started, This computer is going to be serving two purposes: My mom's (Yes you read right, She's a 50 year old gamer girl (woman?).
And also acting as a temporary server some night when she's not using it (Most likely hosting a small Minecraft server for me and my friends, other game server, etc). It's also built with being an okay deal of futureproof.

Original budget: $1000

Motherboard: F2A85-V PRO - We would've picked the regular version, but it isn't available from my supplier.
- ASUS Reliability.
- Good features.
- Not a cheap piece of turd.

CPU: AMD A10-5800k - We picked this processor/platform out of interest of the new APUs.
- High-end CPU will be more futureproof than say an A8.
- Higher-tier integrated graphics.
+ CoolerMaster Hyper612 PWM. (I'm very excited to try this cooler).

GPU: MSI Twin Frozr AMD Radeon HD 7850 - I'm donating it from my current half-broken rig.
- Great 1080p performance.
- Free (I will include it's current market price in the total though, in case anyone wonders the total with it.)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance (Blue) low-profile edition - Picked because it's Corsair and a decent price.
- 1600mhz.
- C9 9-9-9-24.

1x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - Chose for it being my favorite brand of hard drive, always reliable.
- 1TB.
- Good price.
- Great drive.

Optical Drive: ASUS 24x DVD burner. - Because everyone picks this for a good reason.
- Cheap.
- Reliable.

PSU: Corsair TX650 - Chose for my love of Corsair, and their high reliability.
- 650W.
- 80+ Bronze.
- Good price.

Case: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced USB 3 - She liked the case. (It took literally hours to find a case she liked!)

Monitor: Dell S2230MX - Same monitor I'm getting 2 of for my workstation/gaming rig.
- 1080p.
- Not $400 (She wanted a touch-screen until we found out that detail.).

Keyboard: Logitech G110 - This is my surprise to her she doesn't know about, she likes colourful things.
- Good keyboard (Apparently the only good thing Logitech makes...).
- Macro keys.
- Backlighting.

Mouse: Razer Taipan - She's left-handed.
- Ambidextrous
- Good DPI
- Good brand

And of course, Windows 8.

Total: ~$1200 (Yes going over budget does run in the family).
Yes I know we could get rid of extras/fancy things to cut down, but it's really not that bad.
If you factor in that we're not buying the graphics card the build costs us ~$1025, so in terms of our actual budget we got in just over it!
Anyway, I think it's a nice build. What does everyone else think?

Thanks for any opinions/suggestions!
"what's that black fan at the back of the case for? I never see it on."
"Well it's REALLY loud, but it's 5500 RPM and moves a TON of air."
"Why do you have it though?"
"Well... It's the "Oh s**t!" fan."
"What do you mean?"
"Well what do you say when your graphics card hits 90c?"

Last edited by TheWildRose; January 3, 2013 at 06:24 PM. Reason: Changed title.
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