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Hi fellow AMD users. I will be building a new rig for gaming and I was wondering if the A10 would make a formidable CPU for gaming paired with an ASUS F2A85-M PRO FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4),or an , ASUS F2A85-M/CSM FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA , RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226223

Looking at the Visheras I came up with these two possibilities
A: The FX-6300 w/ this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735 and this for RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226223

B: FX-4300 , mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341 RAM is same as above.

A pair of 6870's or 7850's will fill the eyecandy slots. I'm not out to set records. Just as long as this setup will play current as well as future releases with or without being OC'ed. Any and all input is welcomed. Thanks.
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If you're going the Vishera route, go for a FX-6300 at least it's only $10 more than the FX-4300. But yeah go Vishera.
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This a good question I am pondering myself I guess the only question that needs to be answered in order to decide is how the cpu part of the fx series compares to the cpu part of the A series? I mean when u think about it the apu's have less cpu space on the die so I am guessing FX=100% die space processing! the boards available have the same ports and connectivity available so that takes them out of the equation. And definately VISHERA either way
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Hi fellow AMD users. I will be building a new rig for gaming and I was wondering if the A10 would make a formidable CPU for gaming paired with. , http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131883, and, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131881 , http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226223
Looking at the Visheras I came up with these two possibilities
A: The FX-6300 w/ this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735 and this for RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226223
B: FX-4300 , mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138341 RAM is same as above.
A pair of 6870's or 7850's will fill the eyecandy slots. I'm not out to set records. Just as long as this setup will play current as well as future releases with or without being OC'ed. Any and all input is welcomed. Thanks.
Just so u know 2 of your links aren't working but the 1866 redline mushkin is definately kick ass ram!!!
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Just so u know 2 of your links aren't working but the 1866 redline mushkin is definately kick ass ram!!!

Thanks. Don't know what's wrong so I put the text in instead.
    
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This a good question I am pondering myself I guess the only question that needs to be answered in order to decide is how the cpu part of the fx series compares to the cpu part of the A series? I mean when u think about it the apu's have less cpu space on the die so I am guessing FX=100% die space processing! the boards available have the same ports and connectivity available so that takes them out of the equation. And definately VISHERA either way

Yes but wouldn't the onboard GPU make up for it by helping the graphics card GPU? Still I guess the question is still does the CPU have enough juice to handle the rest?! I'm almost willing to give it a try with an A10. Still getting an FX-6300 , RAM, and both cards(1 for each) just to see if it can. Worst case scenario I get a good gamer and a killer multimedia jukebox.
    
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FX-6300 is the way to go, if you really want to save that extra $10 the FX-4300 isn't a bad option also lol. FX-6300 is a bit better than the 1100T BE according to anandtech, the prices are really good for the FX-6300 and the FX-4300.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=699
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The on die GPU of the A10 isn't really going to help out your dedicated card all that much, the only instance that will occur is if you were to put in a card that it would hybrid crossfire with. Since you are going with the 6870/7850 it would make more sense to go with Vishera. Now, another option would be to grab an 8320 and opt for a better single card solution like the 79xx series.
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The on die GPU of the A10 isn't really going to help out your dedicated card all that much, the only instance that will occur is if you were to put in a card that it would hybrid crossfire with. Since you are going with the 6870/7850 it would make more sense to go with Vishera. Now, another option would be to grab an 8320 and opt for a better single card solution like the 79xx series.

Hadn't considered that option. Was thinking 8 cores was overkill but I guess not. Also I just found an article on AnAndtech http://www.anandtech.com/show/6347/amd-a10-5800k-a8-5600k-review-trinity-on-the-desktop-part-2. That pretty much summed it up in a nutshell.

So, an 8320 with a 79xx? Tell me more... I do believe it would still be in my Price range(under $1000 for complete build) if I choose more parts w/ MIR and sales etc. Powercolor has a 7950 for $299 say $300 and the 8320 is say $180 = half the cost of the build. Do-able:thumb:
    
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Hadn't considered that option. Was thinking 8 cores was overkill but I guess not. Also I just found an article on AnAndtech http://www.anandtech.com/show/6347/amd-a10-5800k-a8-5600k-review-trinity-on-the-desktop-part-2. That pretty much summed it up in a nutshell.
So, an 8320 with a 79xx? Tell me more... I do believe it would still be in my Price range(under $1000 for complete build) if I choose more parts w/ MIR and sales etc. Powercolor has a 7950 for $299 say $300 and the 8320 is say $180 = half the cost of the build. Do-able:thumb:

8320/8350 have 4 FPUs (8 integer units) and can be overclocked to at least 4.5 Ghz. With the release of the PS3 and the Next Xbox games, I think you'll see a lot more PC games utilize 4+ cores more effectively and we'll also see a big jump in required GPU for these same games.

So in a year's time, the extra hardware will have tangible benefit.
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