Good $500 Build?

What do you guys think of this?

Case: NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black - $39.99


PSU: Corsair CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 Certified Bronze Modular - $69.99


CPU: AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1GHz - $149.99


Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro 4 - $79.99


Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin - $73.99


HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZFX 1TB 7200 RPM - $69.99


Total Cost At: $483.94

Props on getting fast ram, it will really help that APU. Overall, I don't see anything wrong with your part choices.

this would be so much faster

Sweet. If you have any suggestions to bring the price down those are always welcome; I was actually curious if I even needed the 500W PSU...

fuck, you can't get the case in 'MURICA 

revised build:



William, I would advise against putting an 8-core in that mobo. 

Maybe this?

I know the mobo probably won't do too well a job but you get 2 more cores a better gpu and more RAM. You just won't be able to overclock

Damn.. These are some good alternatives....

gigabyte's website lists that it will support the cpu.

I should probably switch the psu in my build idea to the same one as you $5 more and it's from a much better, trusted brand

If you don't need 8 cores, here is a quad core option with a better gpu


You get the fast 6 core CPU and a 650 ti boost. This paired with 8GB of 1600 MHz RAM and a 500W PSU will make for a beast overal system.

The 650 ti booost is so much slower than a 7870xt.

The 8gb of 1600mhz is only a single stick, it'll effectivley be slower than 2 sticks of 1333mhz ram because it won't take advantage of dual channell memory.

As for the PSU, $5 more for an extra 70 watts may be worth it in the long run, much more future proof

This you cannot beat:

What is posted earlier, but now it has 2x4GB of 1600 MHz. RAM and GTX 660.

Pretty damn solid.

BUT, if you don't need all 6 cores this is a much better option due to having a 7870xt.

the 7870xt is basically a gimped 7950 and the 7950 is able to beat the gtx 680 in some games. So, if you want the best gaming performance, you're probably still better off with


I'm not convinced. If I were you (whoever posted this thread), I'd choose the setup I selected. But as William said, his configuration is pretty damn solid aswell. Pick either of the two and you'll have and awesome gaming rig.

okay here's some evidence:

as you can see in the video the 7950 is beating the 680 in some cases

I know the 7950 is better, but it's a lot more expensive too. You can get a GTX 660 for just over $170, yet the cheapest 7950 will set you back $250.

I was trying to prove that the 7870 xt, pretty much a gimped 7950 with much higher overclocking capabilities, will definitley outperform a 660, as it's slightly higher end counterpart can beat a 680

Excuse me, I was looking for the wrong GPU.
Still, my argument holds. The cheapest 7870 is $200 and the cheapest 7870 XT is $210.

So it's still far more expensive than the, you've got to admit, nearly as brilliant GTX 660. 

It is a prety brilliant card but I personally would sacrifice the 2 cores on the cpu for a faster GPU. I think both of our builds are pretty solid. I guess it's down to Comfy to decide