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post #11 of 20
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Ya I was planning on getting a Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 for $75. So maybe ill do that instead of the SSD
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by cornoyrange View Post

What would you recommend I do with the $70~ ?

You could put some of that money towards a heat sink for that CPU as well as fans for the case. Or, put it towards a better Mother Board. You could probably split it between those two things, now that I think about it.

That case does not come with a rear fan,so, you could get one 92mm fan for the back and add a 80mm fan for the front.

This heat sink should fit in your case easily. Zalman 92mm

Cheers.
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

You'll want to spend money on high speed RAM; it really helps with an iGPU.

This is also money well spent. All of us typing at once. Haha. I have heard and read that 1600mhz+ is recommended and will give you much better performance as stated above. Add some to the RAM budget then maybe upgrade the MoBo if you do not want to get a heat sink.

This is a good MoBo upgrade imho; MSI A85X

I also agree with switching to the Corsair PSU.
Edited by boxwunder13 - 1/28/13 at 8:39pm
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post #14 of 20
if you live near a microcenter, the

i3-3225 + mobo for free = $130 which is amazing and you can combine the discrete graphics into a very upgrade capable system in the future and get excellent performance now!
post #15 of 20
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thanks a lot guys!
post #16 of 20
I found this comparison article. A10-5800k vs i3-3220 I know it is not the 3225, so I found this as well; A10-5800K vs i3-3225 The second link is from a google search I did. The i3 is better in many places, until it comes to gaming based on the bench marks that were posted versus the i3-3220. The i3-3225 with a free MoBo is a good deal, but you will probably want to get a GPU to compensate for the on board intel HD graphics if you want to game, so, in turn, it may still be cheaper to go the AMD route, especially since you want to game.
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post #17 of 20
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thanks man, But i think I will stick with the AMD, the ability to crossfire the inboard graphics makes it appealing for keeping my price down. as well as having more cores and more headroom for overclocking will work out better I think.
post #18 of 20
Having fast RAM helps a lot with APUs, I would suggest that
    
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post #19 of 20

Heya, do you shop in Metro Vancouver or Calgary or Edmonton or Winnipeg?

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The Calgary stores
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