A10 5800k to get into gaming?

hi everyone i've been wanting to get into pc gaming, but im on a tight budget, i saw the a10 5800k processor and read a lot of good things about it, i came up with this build and would like some input, and maybe even better suggestions at around the same price thanks. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BVVu

yes that system will be good, you may want an optical drive though (you can get em for like $20)

Build looks good!

You can buy a corsair cx430 psu with a $20 mail ni rebate, that rebate ends today!


the main question is budget whats your limit i have builds ranging from bout 350 - 650

Might wanna scratch out Windows and get a...free copy..and put that 90$ into some better hardware.

$ 600 TOPS with os.

better yet, install Ubuntu and use Steam. Not quite as many games for steam as Windows but there are other programs like Desura that provide many more games too.


Also, the Mobo could be better like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157334

You are going to be using the ondie GPU so that will use your RAM. Since that is the case, you need the fastest RAM you can get so aim high like 2133, 2400 and 2600. Also, keep in mind that your On-die GPU will take a chunk of your RAM so maybe maxing out at 16GB would be better than 8GB especially if you use Windows(memory hog).It would definately give you some overhead.


Here is some good 2133Mhz RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468

Here is some good 2400Mhz RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104373


While 1866Mhz is ok, you are going to hurt your frame rates and experience if you use lower speed RAM.



I went through your parts lists and made a few changes keeping it within budget.


I swapped the board with an Asrock board which will give you access to faster RAM.

I swapped the RAM with G.Skill 2400Mhz RAM.

I swapped your HDD from the WD Blue to a Seagate Momentus XT 500 7200 Hybrid to give you the storage of a standard hard drive with the performance of an SSD.

Lastly, I swapped your pathetic PSU with an Antec Earthwatts 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified PSU.

NEVER EVER skimp on your PSU. If you get a non-certified PSU, it could cripple your rig.

optical drives are pointless now days just a power hog

It's a solid build but i would suggest spending an extra $15 on a board with sata 6 GB/s and usb 3 as well as spending an extra $10 or so for some 2133 memory.

If you live in USA wait for AMD "Richland" series CPU-APU since its also an FM2 socket CPU-APU and it will be released next month, march 19. !!

Buy an 7xxx series radeon hd gpu that is compatible for "richlands"  hybrid crossfirex option... I think you can find news on tomshardware cpu section.

really? is it going to be alot better?


It wont be like a huge leap but... It will kick i5 3570k with a GPU and it spends only 100 watts... Also I read some rumours that you could do Hybrid CrossfireX with dual 7xxx.. It will be probavly 7570 and 7670 GPU's or maybe even we could do more CrossfireX with more 7xxx series radeon HD GPU's from AMD and OEM's...

It will be better, not a huge leap but improvement surely of 10 to 15% and price will be a higher but after a couple of months it will be smaller but a bit more expensive than A10 5800k if you decide to buy A10 6800k... Maybe 25-50$ more... Not sure. >_>

APU for A10 6800k 8660D, not sure... check tomshardware site.. Click on CPU news and find a article..

wow thank you for the info, maybe i should wait, even though i'm dying to get a rig.

Also, consider dropping at least $100 on a PSU with 80 PLUS Gold rating like a Seasonic or a PC Power & Cooling. You can't go wrong with a reliable PSU. The one I selected will do you fine on the specs but when you add in a discrete GPU, you need the juice to power it under load. Again, 2133 RAM is good but 2400 or 2600 is better for the on-die GPU.

For a 600$ budget, you'd be better off with a discrete GPU, rather than an APU.


I have that mobo with an A6 and I do recommend a better one. It does do some pretty good overclocks though. Also, I'm pretty sure trinity doesn't support ram past 2133 and he could just overclock up to that if he wanted but I myself didn't see much difference in doing so.

If you could I would get this graphics card:


I have it now and It may be "A low level card" as some people have called it but it cna run games on medium to high

At that price he'd might as well get a 7770

They use less power than a hard drive.



much better than the 7750 and maybe 10$ more.