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is there a problem you shopping from NCIX you will save on the HDD and the PSU redface.gif
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is there a problem you shopping from NCIX you will save on the HDD and the PSU redface.gif

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You should really do this
An APU build cannot even compete with an i3 + 6850. Don't get me wrong, llano is an amazing chip and for the price there is no real contender for entry level gaming w/ good FPS. But i3 + 6850 is in a different league.
IMO APU builds are VERY limited. you can only xfire up to a 6670.if he wanted to go higher than that, the integrated graphics are not being used.

Your talking upgradability,anA APU xfired with a 6670 would run circles around that for $450 but your stuck using the internal graphics. xfired. Either system you would have to upgrade later. 6650x2 will give you more FPS then a 6850. So IMO both systems aren't power houses and last time I checked were both in the same league (Thats why there always compared to eath other. I've used the APU so I speak from experince I also tried an I3 wirh single graphics at NCIX and the APU was faster. Reviews and Hardware testers have confirmed this. I would say the 2500/2600k are in a different league but not those.
 
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Your talking upgradability,anA APU xfired with a 6670 would run circles around that for $450 but your stuck using the internal graphics. xfired. Either system you would have to upgrade later. 6650x2 will give you more FPS then a 6850. So IMO both systems aren't power houses and last time I checked were both in the same league (Thats why there always compared to eath other. I've used the APU so I speak from experince I also tried an I3 wirh single graphics at NCIX and the APU was faster. Reviews and Hardware testers have confirmed this. I would say the 2500/2600k are in a different league but not those.

APU + 6670 vs 6850
the 6850 will never really "loose" against the crossfire, but there are situations where it will greatly pull ahead.

llano CPU vs i3-2100
An i3-2100 is a faster processor than a llano, no argument there, this is comparing the A8 as well, the quad core llano.
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x4 631, great choice. They overclock quite well.  Buy that HDD at NCIX US btw and you will save cash

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APU + 6670 vs 6850
the 6850 will never really "loose" against the crossfire, but there are situations where it will greatly pull ahead.
llano CPU vs i3-2100
An i3-2100 is a faster processor than a llano, no argument there, this is comparing the A8 as well, the quad core llano.

Thats your opinion, I don't share it, everywhere I look online doesnt put either one ahead on the other by much. Im not even saying as an AMD fanboy, my sig rig is Intel just stating the fact. Do you even own an I3??? or a 6870 ???? Yes a $150+ video is going to perform well, I was talk performance per $,, and IMO the APU would run as well.
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Thats your opinion, I don't share it, everywhere I look online doesnt put either one ahead on the other by much. Im not even saying as an AMD fanboy, my sig rig is Intel just stating the fact. Do you even own an I3??? or a 6870 ????

I have built i3 systems mixed with various GPUs and I had a OC PII 965 with a 5770, A perfectly fine system that I gave to my cousin for ~$200. If I am not mistaken, and correct me if I am wrong, but isn't llano derived from the same deneb chipset? A good chipset, yes but does not compare to a Sandy Bridge system.
I mean, did you even read or even look at my articles? It's not opinions, its factual information done from testing. doh.gif
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I have built i3 systems mixed with various GPUs and I had a OC PII 965 with a 5770, A perfectly fine system that I gave to my cousin for ~$200. If I am not mistaken, and correct me if I am wrong, but isn't llano derived from the same deneb chipset? A good chipset, yes but does not compare to a Sandy Bridge system.
I mean, did you even read or even look at my articles? It's not opinions, its factual information done from testing. doh.gif

Enough, we're hyjacking a thread, everywhere on the net puts the 2100 and 3870k at almost the SAME speeds period. Yes if you add a 2100 with a $150+ GPU it will perform better, I was talking about a $400 system and performance. If your saying the 2100 is significantly faster then the A8 then you have a very one sided opinion, why would I waste time reading articles that someone wrote with a one sided opinion. Yes I have read MANY of your Intel one sided posts here on OCN. So I've ALSO done testing on the AMD A8 so my opinion could be fact as well.

PM me if you want to debate this, and we'll leave the thread to the OP
 
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I honestly still think that an x4 631 or x4 960T or 4100 + HD 7770 build is more appropriate and would provide you with somewhat better performance at this price range.

 

 

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Edited by xd_1771 - 3/10/12 at 1:33pm
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