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Just wondering if the fusion chip series are any good for gaming, looking at the triple core A6 3500, since the quad is out of stock, or is it better to wait for the quad questionmark.gif

or

Should I consider the FX4100 questionmark.gif

The build would be used as an all rounder, some of everything, gaming would only need to pass high detail settings, nothing to fancy.

And what card would you guy's recommend questionmark.gif

I was thinking something like the MSI 6850 with the A6 3500 and the Gigabyte GTX 550Ti overclocked with the FX4100.

Budget is under the $300 mark from http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php
post #2 of 17
Combining a 6870 with an APU is 100% useless.

You have 2 options:
A8 with a 6550D for mid-low gaming (cheaper, cooler, low power)
FX with 550Ti for mid-high gaming (more expensive, hotter, higher power)

Anything below A8 is too slow. Trust me, I was upgrading 2 months ago. Ended up with my *lovely* 550Ti smile.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1045439/nvidia-550-ti-or-ati-hd6850

6850 > 550ti.

although, the 560ti (the new one) is a beast of a card..

the 6850 is a fantastic price to performance card..
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Originally Posted by mickeyfuqinp View Post

http://www.overclock.net/t/1045439/nvidia-550-ti-or-ati-hd6850

6850 > 550ti.

although, the 560ti (the new one) is a beast of a card..

the 6850 is a fantastic price to performance card..

Nobody said that 550 is better than 6850. OP however points out he won't have the budget for both an FX and a 6850 smile.gif
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post #5 of 17
Yes the fusion chips are fine for gaming. I never found a game mine wouldnt play, but it just matters on if you care about how high the detail is in games. the A8 will perform about on the hd 6570 level. But I had no problem running SC2, skyrim, and other games I like to play. I just had to play on lower settings, which didnt bother me, since I judge games on content more than graphics. For a budget gaming PC, it is a good deal.
post #6 of 17
i honestely dont see the point in going with an APU period unless you are doing the radeon dual graphics for mid end gaming OR you just need light gaming power out of the apu alone.
my vote is go for the 6850 with a phenom 960t black edition. it is x4 and unlocked. thuban based. chance of unlock to x6. and cheaper than the fx4100.
but why do u need a gaming rig u already have one? lol
post #7 of 17
just realized u had to order from that link u provided lol.
in that case id go with the a6 and a 6570 for dual graphics. cheap and decent.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by LilScrappyD View Post

just realized u had to order from that link u provided lol.
in that case id go with the a6 and a 6570 for dual graphics. cheap and decent.

Dual graphics is broken.
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post #9 of 17
I'd go with the 960t & a 6850 newegg $109 for the 960 & $150 for the 6850
$260

the 960 might unlock smile.gif
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post #10 of 17
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I am an OZ, Newegg is a no go.

I would choose the Phenom II, but they are not selling any more of them in OZ :-(

This is a computer for a friends child who just need's to be able to play game's better then what his lappy is, so medium to high game's settings is all I am looking at.

So the A6 with something like the 6570 seem's a even better option then I was thinking.
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