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My brothers friend wants a new computer. The main use will be minecraft which from what i have seen requires decent graphics card, my brothers on board ati 4 series couldn't hack it but with a gtx 260 it works great. I was wondering about cpu vs apu for this kind of system. Any recommendations?
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post #2 of 21
Look into the 2500K i5 processor, its amazing for gaming experience.
Edited by grimreaper01 - 10/28/11 at 1:19pm
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Look into the 2600K i5 processor, its amazing for gaming experience.
Are you kidding me? First off all im assuming you mean i7? What about a $320 cpu seems like a "Low Budget System" to you? I could post asking what i should order from subway on my way home. 2600k 2600k 2600k.


What is the existing hardware? (if any). If you already have a reasonable base system, a graphics card is going to be your best value upgrade. Depending on what your budget is, a 6870, or a 560ti would be a good place to start, and future proof.
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2600k i5. Wow.
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and what dollar value is the budget consisting of
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Are you kidding me? First off all im assuming you mean i7? What about a $320 cpu seems like a "Low Budget System" to you? I could post asking what i should order from subway on my way home. 2600k 2600k 2600k.


What is the existing hardware? (if any). If you already have a reasonable base system, a graphics card is going to be your best value upgrade. Depending on what your budget is, a 6870, or a 560ti would be a good place to start, and future proof.
Please don't assume, I mean i5 (as far as whats good now, sorry for typo...). Also, this is just a recommendation. He can just as well do well with a 970 or the 930 cpu (none sandy bridge chip-set).

FYI: i5 is $214.99

Yes, I would suggest the 560 Ti as it does fair better then the 550.

What kind of specs did your brother have and what is your budget?
Edited by grimreaper01 - 10/28/11 at 1:17pm
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neither the 2500K i5 nor the 560ti would fall into budget category in my eyes, but that could just be me
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post #8 of 21
I would look at a LLano based APU like the 3850. It has a pretty decent GPU built into the APU and if you need more power you can add some of the lower cost 6500 and 6600 series discrete graphics and it will Crossfire wihtthe built in GPU.

Review here.
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Currently he has an old hp or something. We are going for a whole new system and i would like to keep it under $500 including the os. The reason i ask about apu is because the cheaper the better just as long as it still works as a family desktop and plays minecraft. I want it to last awhile though nothing that goes horribly out of date in a year.
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A8-3850 with an Asus F1A75-V Pro I think. It built a rig with it a little while back including an OS for about $475. Was able to play DIRT3 with it in the small time that I had it before I turned it over to the owner.
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