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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Heh, here I am saying this again.
Go for a AMD APU...the A10-5800 is about $120. Then you will even have some moderate graphics capabilities until you get the GPU. And when you get the GPU will still have a very capable quad core to run it.
It seems not many people ever consider this route. Is there a reason why? I've built several socket F2 systems for people lately and I've been really impressed with what I got for the money.

While I generally would agree with this suggestion the op already has a 7870.
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I don't think the 7660G is better than the 4870 (which is closer to GTX 260/GTS 450 performance?) but Vagrant Storm has a point. There's also DX11 and newer support on it.

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APU's are horrible for dedicating gaming. Heres the fact of the present people... You can have your AMD vs Intel wars all you want. Yeah, its proven Intel is better all around but with the software we have out now.. We have MORE THAN ENOUGH hardware power to run them... AMD's FX series is really really good.. hell I would buy it too.
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I mean you can keep the mobo either way. I just don't see the point of buying anything in the 200 dollar range other than a 8320 unless if your only concerns are multi gpu or very specific low threaded applications.
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go for a 8320 if you have the cash. Best all around buy ATM IMO

to the guy who said 2.5ghz SB vs 4.5ghz PD... Are you think of BD? because if you were talking about piledriver you have no idea what your talking about.

the i5 is better at gaming only by a very small margin, and the pd matches or excels at almost everything else. not only that, without a microcenter or the likes the i5 will be ~$200 but the 8320 will be closer to 170-180
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You got screenshot from Techspot Far Cry 3 testing, might want to look at it.
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That comparasion is almost useless, no CPU intensive games, no multiplayer, no RPG games.
If you changed back and forth from Intel to AMD and AMD to Intel like me you will notice it.....Intel offer tons of more features.

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APU's are horrible for dedicating gaming. Heres the fact of the present people... You can have your AMD vs Intel wars all you want. Yeah, its proven Intel is better all around but with the software we have out now.. We have MORE THAN ENOUGH hardware power to run them... AMD's FX series is really really good.. hell I would buy it too.

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go for a 8320 if you have the cash. Best all around buy ATM IMO
to the guy who said 2.5ghz SB vs 4.5ghz PD... Are you think of BD? because if you were talking about piledriver you have no idea what your talking about.
the i5 is better at gaming only by a very small margin, and the pd matches or excels at almost everything else. not only that, without a microcenter or the likes the i5 will be ~$200 but the 8320 will be closer to 170-180

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You got screenshot from Techspot Far Cry 3 testing, might want to look at it.

From a simple CPU question to the inevitable flamewar.

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From a simple CPU question to the inevitable flamewar.

Once I suggested anything other than intel it couldn't have ended any other way.
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I fail to see how my post flames anyone. I just say go for the 8320. didn't INTEL SUCKS or TROLOL or anything. just gave my opinion. whats wrong with that?
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