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  • AMD A8-3850 Quad-Core 2.9GHz, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD
  • MSI A55M-P33 MB, MicroATX Mini Tower, 585W PSU

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      sanjuro82 Ben's cred: 1
      Posted 8:43 am PST 02/28/13

      What do y'all think is this considered a good deal? Thoughts on the GPU? I'll be using this system mainly for Revit 2013 (residential projects).

      Thanks so much!

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      Casecutter Ben's cred: 1498
      Posted 10:20 am PST 02/28/13

      As to Graphics on that APU it has HD 6550D, which is a little below the 6570 discrete graphics, not for much gaming... it's not for that, but great for media content like YouTube, or Netflix.

      For the deal, to start it's a 2.9GHz (100W) Llano on a FM1 (Hudson D2) mobo, so that locks it from upgrading the CPU, but that's a whatever. The 8Gb of memory is nice as DDR3 1600, but it’s 1.65V stuff the Mobo likes 1.5V, it might plug-n-play fine just run a 1.5V, or some juggling in BIOS it will do what you need. The 1Tb HHD is a nice windfall that like a $60-70 piece right there.

      The case, well it's not the worst, but not my cup of tea. Could be made into something with some paint and/or custom wrap (skin) at least something to disguise that big button. The PSU is a POS "dump it" and spend money for a modular like the PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 400W that's $50 -AR$10 w/FS. That’s PSU you could hold onto and build other nicer machines years from now, while make it easy not hinding all the loom of the other.
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703034

      But consider that PSU along with these components (even get the Magazine Coupon) comes to $355 –AR$10 and a Code on the HDD, then $5 shipping.

      You'll get Trinity on FM2 on Hudson D3 mobo, nice(r) case, DDR3 1866 memory, and the PSU, perhaps I cut back on storage, but do you need 1Tb in this type build?

      AMD A8-5500 Trinity 3.2GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) 65W Quad-Core APU HD7560D : N82E16819113288
      MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3): N82E16813130662
      G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Memory: N82E16820231550
      HGST 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HDD - Bare Drive: N82E16822145299
      Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans Mi-ATX Mini Tower Case: N82E16811147123

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      Casecutter Ben's cred: 1498
      Posted 12:59 pm PST 02/28/13

      sanjuro82 - Sorry didn't catch that you asked regarding Autodesk Revit building design software. For that as the minimum (entry-level) says for basic graphics nothing more than a "display adapter capable of 24-bit color", so this will provide that. For "Advanced Graphics" - Dx10 capable with Shader Model 3; the 6550D is a Dx11 and Shader Model 5.

      When you use DDR3-1866 you see performance (most often tested with games not SpecVeiw, Cinebench, or other workstation matrix) that's between a 6450 and a 5570. That why with an APU you do want to get DDR3-1866 (or faster) it does assist the GPU speed. If you use Autodesk specific graphics recommendation quarry it shows that Mobil (laptop graphics) like HD 6450M, so I’d say you can get by with the 6550D.

      With that said I would say for what you your yearning to accomplish, the assemblage is put up is a much smarter balanced of price and performance. Consider what Autodesk said for CPU’s; "Revit products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations, while higher CPU speed rating within affordability is recommended". So that gives an advantage of the A8-5500 Trinity 3.2GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) 65W Quad-Core with the HD 7560D, which is close to 6670 discrete graphics.

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      sanjuro82 Ben's cred: 1
      Posted 7:44 pm PST 02/28/13

      Thanks so much for the detailed responses! I went ahead and purchased the the build. I'll probably upgrade the power supply unit in the near future.

      Thanks again!

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      artcab Ben's cred: 93
      Posted 5:06 am PST 03/1/13

      For what it's worth, I have the HEC (Orion) PSU thats been working fine for about 3 years now, first few years as a NAS, now repurposed as a desktop.

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      zzyzx Ben's cred: 162
      Posted 7:07 am PST 03/1/13

      Yeah, and for a super combo, it should have come with super sized flies and a coat...

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