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Can the AMD A8-3870K pared with HD Radeon 6670 stand current games on the highest settings? If i am right, this CPU/GPU is fast standing alone because of the fusion together. If i were to add the HD Radeon 6670 would it make it stand the graphics of today and tmrs games?
Making a game machine. Dont wanna spend loads of money on a computer if i can get it way cheaper and get the same results.
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Hey welcome to OCN.

I,m not sure if you'll run games on high but you'll certainly be able to run them at least smile.gif
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Im new!
Can the AMD A8-3870K pared with HD Radeon 6670 stand current games on the highest settings? If i am right, this CPU/GPU is fast standing alone because of the fusion together. If i were to add the HD Radeon 6670 would it make it stand the graphics of today and tmrs games?
Making a game machine. Dont wanna spend loads of money on a computer if i can get it way cheaper and get the same results.

A8-3870K pairing up with a HD6670 will get you up to HD6770 performance (entry level gaming performance).

Benchmark comparing 6690D2 (A8-3850 CF w/6670) against 6770 using the same CPU. It is virtually the same performance.
http://www.rage3d.com/reviews/video/sapphire_hd6670_ultimate/index.php?p=4

What screen resolution and games are we talking about? What you are proposing is budget gaming solution, and may not keep up with some high end titles.

If you have good internet connection, have you consider Onlive?
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No, it wont be able to max out games. Your best bet would be to get a quad core, and maybe an HD 6850 or 6870. That will be better than going for the A8-3870k. The A8-3870K isnt really for gamers who want to play at the highest settings. More for like casual gamers who dont mind playing at lower settings. It sounds like you want something that will last a while. FWIW I would say buy a SB quad core and a decent GPU. That will make you much much happier than the A8-3870 thumb.gif
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What's your budget for the entire build?
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No, it wont be able to max out games. Your best bet would be to get a quad core, and maybe an HD 6850 or 6870. That will be better than going for the A8-3870k. The A8-3870K isnt really for gamers who want to play at the highest settings. More for like casual gamers who dont mind playing at lower settings. It sounds like you want something that will last a while. FWIW I would say buy a SB quad core and a decent GPU. That will make you much much happier than the A8-3870 thumb.gif

That is supposing he can afford it.

HD6670+3870K is the price of a 2500K here in Spain (in America must be around that too).

With €400 you can buy yourself a pretty decent mid range gaming rig if you go the APU way.

A SB quadcore with similar graphical performance would need at least €600. 200€ for the CPU (getting anything but the 2500K in the quadcore range is a waste), 80 for the board, 100 for the GPU, 40 for the memory, and you make up for the rest. Sure it'd be faster, but really that much to consider the +50% price?
   
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I want to make a PC that can handle all games on the highest setting that are currently out and beyond, in the cheapest way. I dont have a specific price, i just wanted a view on what i should get. Because there are tons, loads, piles of video cards, cpu's, motherboards, memory chips and hard drives that have price tags that range from here to spain.
Im leaving the PS3 and 360 wars and jumpin on the comp-wagon



EDIT:
I heard it was possible to make a "cheaper" gamer pc than getting all the high-end name brand stuff
Edited by compdoobie - 1/18/12 at 11:34am
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From what I have seen you can overclock the 6550D on the processor to about 900mhz while keeping it stable. With some fast RAM like DDR3-1866 or higher the performance also increases because it is shared with the GPU. Adding the HD6670 to that should make for a pretty nice little setup, especially if you overclock that too thumb.gif
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Oh, so welcome to the nice world of Computer gaming! thumb.gif

Want to max out everything that's to come in some time? i5 2500K, clock it at 4.5GHz, and get a 6GB HD7970. Pick 16 gigs of RAM. Good quality, 1866MHz CL8 at least. That'll get you sorted for let's say 4 years. My rig's gonna be 3 years old in three months and it still maxes out everything I throw to it, so 4 years for that monster should be no trouble wink.gif
   
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I want to make a PC that can handle all games on the highest setting that are currently out and beyond, in the cheapest way. I dont have a specific price, i just wanted a view on what i should get. Because there are tons, loads, piles of video cards, cpu's, motherboards, memory chips and hard drives that have price tags that range from here to spain.
Im leaving the PS3 and 360 wars and jumpin on the comp-wagon
EDIT:
I heard it was possible to make a "cheaper" gamer pc than getting all the high-end name brand stuff

Gives us a budget. AMD Llano (Fusion), will in no way handle games on the highest settings (it can handle at low to medium). You pay for what you get. To get highest performance (game settings) you need to be able to spend quite a bit of money.
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