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Originally Posted by truckerguy View Post

yes it dose have shared ram both do AMD or Intel

that's what I thought. Wanted to do the 8gb ram because of that specifically.
   
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post #12 of 33
For $20-30 more you can get a much much better power supply.
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post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by Fast93bird View Post

Don't those integrated graphics chips need to share the ram?? Hence the 8gb, so I could toss 1-2 gigs at the video and have 6-7 left over. I hadn't checked the combo deals for the APU, I don't know why. Will readdress that. Right now we're probably close to going I3 or I5 at this point because it's so little more.

How much can they share and utilize? I wouldn't think the GPU would use anymore than 512mb. Were just starting to see GPU's now use 1gb of memory. Unless because it's an APU it can utilize more? What resolution is the monitor he is using? Will I3's be able to watch 1080P movies smooth without an additional GPU?

I3 vs 3870K

The I3 is getting spanked. Throw in a GPU and the results might change, but I was under the impression you wanted to save some money and get Windows 7 as well. You can do this with the APU's.
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post #14 of 33
the A8 3850 in a hybried cross fire dose a really good job fro what he will be doing with itand dollar for dollar at this level of performace thier isent much diffrence in a AMD or INTEL build
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Newegg has the CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply for $45 - $8 off with coupon code EMCNHHB34 [Exp 3/5] - $20 rebate [Exp 3/5] = $17 with free shipping.

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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post

Newegg has the CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply for $45 - $8 off with coupon code EMCNHHB34 [Exp 3/5] - $20 rebate [Exp 3/5] = $17 with free shipping.

Jump on that PSU.

Awesome, thank!!!!
   
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post #17 of 33
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Awesome, thank!!!!

And btw you can share a max of 512mb I believe on the memory, so the 4gb should be plenty I think. 8gb if you just have the extra money I suppose.
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post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by Fast93bird View Post

Awesome, thank!!!!

And btw you can share a max of 512mb I believe on the memory, so the 4gb should be plenty I think. 8gb if you just have the extra money I suppose.

Was NOT aware of that. Investigating further, very very good point. I was expecting to be able to share 1-2 GB of memory.
   
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post #20 of 33
if you dont need a GPU and want i5 then
NZXT Source 210 40$
2500k 180$
ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) 100$
Corsair Cx430 V2 45$
SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 48$
Crucial m4 2.5" Solid State Drive - 64GB, SATA 6Gb/s 100$
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