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Poll Results: Which CPU system would best suit my needs?

 
  • 18% (7)
    FX-6300
  • 78% (30)
    A-10 5600K
  • 2% (1)
    Other - see comment
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post #11 of 42
Thread Starter 
Ok guys, here's what I have so far.

CPU: A10-5800k $120 (NCIX)
MB: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 $55(Newegg)
RAM: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866mhz $47 (Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Reiter ATX-305WBP w/450wPSU $40 (Newegg) (Not the best reviews, mainly because the PSU mobo cable isn't long enough, but I can get an adapter easily for that)
GPU: ASUS Radeon 6670 gddr5 1gb Already own
HDD: Seagate SATA-I 160gb 7200rpm Already own (will use while I'm waiting for a great deal on a SSD)


Total w/discounts and shipping: $235
post #12 of 42
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

what res are you planning to game at ??
i would say something like this
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.08 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $345.03
Promo Discounts: -$5.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
Shipping: $5.99
Total: $336.02
Hope that helped smile.gifthumb.gif

This will be your best bet right here, if you already have a HDD you can go ahead and replace it with a good SSD
post #13 of 42
AM3+ is a dead socket so I wouldn't invest in it. An APU is more future proof and works very well with current games.
post #14 of 42
Hi Storox,

The lack of L3 plays almost NO ROLE in the performance BD/PD chips from what I have seen. In the days of phenom II vs Athlon II, L3 seemed to play a much more significant role, with performance gains of up to ~20% with the L3 in place. In BD/PD I have seen no benchmark that has shown that spread, in fact, the release of the L3less Trinity brings rise to some interesting questions about whether the L3 implementation on the module base BD/PD is even useful.

For most games, the sweet spot for trinity in value is going to be the A8-5600K paired to some reasonably priced but decent performing memory, hopefully clocked to ~2000MT/s or better (I suggest looking at low voltage 1600 speed kits, and then using their voltage headroom to give rise to a decent overclock, as this is typically the best value approach). The Flagship A10 has 50% more shaders than the 5600K, but is so bottled by memory bandwidth on the GPU front that it rarely churns up a significant lead over the 5600K. 10% typically, with some shader/compute bound titles inching out a 20% lead for the 5800K. The 5600K hybrid crossfired to the HD6670 will produce reasonable results, with varied scaling from one game to the next.

Alternatively, the Pentium G850 and G2120 are each worth a look for this build. Use the HD6670 until you can afford to upgrade it. Sell the HD6670 and put those funds towards the purchase of an HD7770 or GTX650Ti. This approach will ultimately be a better gaming rig than the hybrid crossfired trinity approach.
     
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FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
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Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
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post #15 of 42
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Originally Posted by Capt View Post

AM3+ is a dead socket so I wouldn't invest in it. An APU is more future proof and works very well with current games.
y do you say so ??? a APU of FM2 socket is decent for sure but i was just curious is AMD plan a new series of CPUs soon m sorry but lost update from last 3 months i did not have internet access frown.gif
post #16 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by storox View Post

Ok guys, here's what I have so far.
CPU: A10-5800k $120 (NCIX)
MB: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 $55(Newegg)
RAM: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866mhz $47 (Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Reiter ATX-305WBP w/450wPSU $40 (Newegg) (Not the best reviews, mainly because the PSU mobo cable isn't long enough, but I can get an adapter easily for that)
GPU: ASUS Radeon 6670 gddr5 1gb Already own
HDD: Seagate SATA-I 160gb 7200rpm Already own (will use while I'm waiting for a great deal on a SSD)
Total w/discounts and shipping: $235

Raidmax PSU's are terrible... do not cheap out on parts, you'll regret it later!

I would much rather take the NZXT Gamma + Antec Neo Eco suggested previously.

Are you sure you'll manage to fit everything within the SSD you plan to get ?

Otherwise I would really get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
$70, WD, single-platter. It will serve you even if you get an SSD. thumb.gif

If you keep this old HDD your computer will be laggish while you did almost a complete upgrade of it... bit of a waste isn't it?
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Intel Core™ i7 930 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC G.Skill RX 2x4GB 1600C8 
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post #17 of 42
Talking about "dead sockets" on a $300 build is pointless. $300 builds are used for awhile and replaced. CPU upgrade paths are pointless to even consider, since by the time the CPU upgrade bug bites, the rest of the machine is overdue for an upgrade anyway.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
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logitec M235 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
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LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
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post #18 of 42

Also, Vishera may not be the end... as far as I'm aware, there are more CPU generations to come on AM3+...

Kaveri APU will only launch HSA partially so I anticipate the full phase-out of CPU-only parts will come later.

post #19 of 42
or if this is only a transitional computer for you, then you may save some more money by dropping an A10 for A8.
or you could get a cheap intel build like pentium + H67 or H77 mobo with a clear upgrade path to an i5 in the future
    
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post #20 of 42
Wouldn't go for A55 motherboard though it seems OP went for ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 , which is $55

Without a GPU , FM2 is a better bet
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