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    First PC Build

    I'm going for a relatively low priced build here. Any improvements to this build that would increase the performance without surpassing my budget of $450?
    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
    Total: $345.90


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    No GPU? O.O





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    Quote Originally Posted by Marceline View Post
    No GPU? O.O
    Believe it or not, gaming is not the only thing you can do on a computer. And for most other things, a GFX card is not necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartview View Post
    Believe it or not, gaming is not the only thing you can do on a computer. And for most other things, a GFX card is not necessary.
    I know LOL
    its just that if you do run into that stuff using your mobo graphics can shorten its life A LOT





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    @Heartview do you have any recommendations for the build?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ray4139 View Post
    @Heartview do you have any recommendations for the build?
    At a glance it looks fine. Shop around for alternative parts if you want, and just compare stuff until you feel comfortable with what you got. Otherwise that should be fine, just make sure its all compatible, proper power etc etc the usual stuff.
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    I know LOL
    its just that if you do run into that stuff using your mobo graphics can shorten its life A LOT
    Is there anything you have to back that up? Because I have seen more than PLENTY of computers running off of integrated GPU's that are still ticking. Most computers dont actually have dedicated graphics for that matter, and lifespan is never an issue. By the time it starts showing wear, the computer should already be very very outdated and out of its expected lifespan anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartview View Post
    Is there anything you have to back that up? Because I have seen more than PLENTY of computers running off of integrated GPU's that are still ticking. Most computers dont actually have dedicated graphics for that matter, and lifespan is never an issue. By the time it starts showing wear, the computer should already be very very outdated and out of its expected lifespan anyways.
    Yeah true I know what you mean but having a GPU will (obviously) make your pc faster and last longer since its dedicated. Using the mobo's graphics or cpu or whatever would put more load on the mobo...





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    Quote Originally Posted by Marceline View Post


    Yeah true I know what you mean but having a GPU will (obviously) make your pc faster and last longer since its dedicated. Using the mobo's graphics or cpu or whatever would put more load on the mobo...
    *load on the CPU

    And no, not really. GPU's work very differently than CPU's, and will not be giving you much speed if you are not utilizing it. So if you are not gaming, than you essentially wasted money. And its really not possible to 'wear' a CPU to the point where it is impactful, unless done over a very long period of time, or you mishandle it (such as OC'ing without proper cooling). It's designed to do exactly what it's doing. Its like a car. Sure driving 40 *** all the time might be better, but going 60 is not going to strain the engine to the point where there will be a noticeable impact in the car's lifespan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartview View Post
    *load on the CPU

    And no, not really. GPU's work very differently than CPU's, and will not be giving you much speed if you are not utilizing it. So if you are not gaming, than you essentially wasted money. And its really not possible to 'wear' a CPU to the point where it is impactful, unless done over a very long period of time, or you mishandle it (such as OC'ing without proper cooling). It's designed to do exactly what it's doing. Its like a car. Sure driving 40 *** all the time might be better, but going 60 is not going to strain the engine to the point where there will be a noticeable impact in the car's lifespan.
    Ohhhhh okay, well you learn something new everyday thanks





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