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ok so basically I'm planning on building a PC that will sit in the Living Room and be used to watch movies twitch youtube DVD's everything of that sort basically I want to know what processor would be better for it the

AMD FX 4300 3.8GHZ (4.0GHZ trubo) VS. AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHZ (4.2GHZ turbo)

the clock speeds are pretty much the same probably won't be OC'ed if so not much like 4.0GHZ to 4.3GHZ at most so I want opinions whats good bad both are the same exact price on newegg right now


thank you all in advance ^-^
 
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Neither really.

You chose two "gaming" processors, you would be better off picking something like an A4 if all you do on it is light video, will save you some money , which you can put towards an ssd thumb.gif
 
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hmmmm you know I didn't even think about that XD good point I shall look into it thanks and see this is why I ask for help for when my brain is derpy XD
 
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now I do have one question do you think I should get a 64 gig SSD for the OS only and a TB drive for any saved movies I put on there or get a bigger SSD and forget the TB this really will have no programs on it past a DVD player like mkplayer or zune and an web browser and thanks again for the help

found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113283

for the processor now :3
 
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I would get the SSD and a spinner for storage. It would be nice to have something to back up your movies, or even ones you download. Later, if you want to add a cable card tuner, it will be your DVR too. If you wanted to go with a more mid level chip, you could get a 5600. You never know when the extra cache will come in handy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1199645

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136939
Edited by ericld - 2/1/13 at 4:10am
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I would say you should go with the a5XXX build and get a big storage drive, the on-board gpu will be good enough for films, and a 2 trb drive for all the movies, two hard drives might be a good option as you can raid them to prevent loss, good for photos , home movies. a ssd would make for a unbreakable os for the raid, but not needed really.

get the best you can and some 1866mhz ram, some silent cooling might be an option as it will be at idle clock and be suitable.

this will make you cry... http://quietpc.co.uk/nof-icepipe?gclid=CJu5zNramLUCFa3KtAodcQsAVQ

but a Big Shuriken 2 would be good.

http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/cpu/SCBSK2100.html
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hmmmmm a8 may be a bit OP for that but I'll look into what you sugested and I'll look at the A5's thanks guys but seriously how the hell does a fanless cpu cooler work ._. I probably will just pick up 2 1TB drives and combine them with RAID 0 for the data loss prevention but I would probably go with the second cooler that mr. preforations posted just bc of the fan (has trust issues of the one with no fan)
 
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hmmmmm a8 may be a bit OP for that but I'll look into what you sugested and I'll look at the A5's thanks guys but seriously how the hell does a fanless cpu cooler work ._. I probably will just pick up 2 1TB drives and combine them with RAID 0 for the data loss prevention but I would probably go with the second cooler that mr. preforations posted just bc of the fan (has trust issues of the one with no fan)

Passive coolers work via the same principle that an active cooler works by. Heat travels from hot to cold. Active coolers just do a much better job of it by increasing the delta between the heatsink and the air immediately surrounding it (as in, by forcing air, you're forcing more room temperature air over the sink instead of strictly relying on natural convection and radiant heat transfer).

As far as how well they work, I've not had much success with passive sinks with modern CPUs. I have a super powerhouse of a chip in my PFsense box (Atom D525), and the thing idled at 70C with the stock passive Asus heatsink. I ended up strapping a fan to the thing. There are a few really HUGE sinks I've seen recently that work fairly well, but the A8's can actually get somewhat warm when the GPU and the CPU are both pegged.
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ok that makes sense though I think I will stick with fan just to be safe thanks though :3 so at the most basic level it's just a heatsink no fan ._. hmmmmm interesting
 
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