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I live near Seattle and I have a $400 budget (But I all ready have the hd, gpu, and dvd drive). I'd also try to use the bitfenix prodigy

What GPU do you have?
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Depends on what you are going to be doing.

If you are going to be doing mostly media stuff there is no reason to have a powerful CPU. If you are going to be doing slight gaming or video playback there is no reason to have a weak iGPU.

Unless you are going to be doing some heavy workloads or full-fledged gaming on your HTPC the 3570k doesn't make sense.
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In terms of processing power the i5 comes out on top. No question.

Although the AMD has an edge in the onboard graphics and budget department.
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post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

What do you play and what resolution is it at?
If you're doing counter strike or LOL, the A10 is the obvious answer, but if you are playing some of the higher end games, you will need a discrete GPU for optimal performance.
He said he'd have a GPU.. So it's really just the CPU he's looking for. Buying an A10 would thus be pointless - but the Athlon II 750K might be an interesting choice. They should clock nicely and outperform the i3. However, they seem next to unknown.
post #15 of 28
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He said he'd have a GPU.. So it's really just the CPU he's looking for. Buying an A10 would thus be pointless - but the Athlon II 750K might be an interesting choice. They should clock nicely and outperform the i3. However, they seem next to unknown.
Well, he doesn't need to have a GPU, depending on the games he is playing. Also, look into cases other than the prodigy; that one is a lot larger and heavier than an ITX case should be.
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I've been playing arma 2 and dayz on my computer and yes I'm a fan of overclocking
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

What GPU do you have?
I have an ati all in wonder ( old but it still works fine for lower end gaming)
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by yojofizz View Post

I've been playing arma 2 and dayz on my computer and yes I'm a fan of overclocking
Any other games that you play? ArmA is a hard one to recommend graphics for because it is horribly optimized.
post #19 of 28
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I have an ati all in wonder ( old but it still works fine for lower end gaming)
I think you'd be best served with an A10-5800K then. A discrete GPU + CPU might stretch your budget.
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Any other games that you play? ArmA is a hard one to recommend graphics for because it is horribly optimized.
True, and I would like to carry out with battle field 3 (low graphics) and similar games
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