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And if the rig whould be used for gaming?

Thing is that I'm considering to make it a mid-end (media and game) pc, for lan etc.
I wouldn't bother llano if you plan to game and get a discrete graphics card.

What performance are you expecting out of this in terms of gaming? What resolution, what games?
    
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And if the rig whould be used for gaming?

Thing is that I'm considering to make it a mid-end (media and game) pc, for lan etc.
If you won't be using a dedicated GPU, Llano games notably better than Sandy Bridge.
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i3 vs. A8-3800?
I think of it this way: It's about the same price, it's about the same power consumption and the CPU-performence is also about the same... so it wouldn't be that bad to use a graphicscard with an A8-3800
...if you really would need better performance.

The iGPU isn't that weak but if you want to game on higher settings there's a link in my signature.
I just have build something that might fit you too.
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Thanks for all the replies!

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i3 vs. A8-3800?
I think of it this way: It's about the same price, it's about the same power consumption and the CPU-performence is also about the same... so it wouldn't be that bad to use a graphicscard with an A8-3800
...if you really would need better performance.

The iGPU isn't that weak but if you want to game on higher settings there's a link in my signature.
I just have build something that might fit you too.
I really like your system/build, the case is awesome.

If my system is going to be used for gaming it should handle 1080p at medium settings.
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If my system is going to be used for gaming it should handle 1080p at medium settings.
The A8-3800 might be enough. They testet some games in 1080p at high settings.


post #16 of 19
The Llano is going to give you better overall system performance,due to cost savings.The GPU is going to be the determining factor here,and by adding a cheap low power card like the 6570 to the Llano you will have the potential to run any game at 1080p.The SB processor will require a $130 GPU to run the same games adequately.If you do decide on a dedicated more mid-range GPU,the SB is best.
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I got llano in my sig rig and I can play games like Starcraft 2 on high 1440X900 at around 50-60 fps. The cpu is fast enough too to do any multimedia tasks I want it to do.
    
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post #18 of 19
Llano. Or even Fusion would be good.
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post #19 of 19
You can always overclock a Llano chip which would increase performance and fps in games (faster ram helps as well) while a non k sb chip you can't.
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