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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

And still be horridly bottlenecked by the less than impressive CPU that the APU employs? There are plenty of points to getting a laptop, smaller size and battery life are a big one... that and the APUs in the laptop area aren't really much weaker than the desktop side... so it might be worth it if he's trying to conserve space.
Actually the A10 is not too much behind i5-3570k, it even beats it in some (few) cases... So it's not a bad choice imo, and will not bottleneck any modern day card at all... Even my old phenom II didn't really bottleneck overclocked gtx 560 too much...
And if he wanted a budget gaming pc, for a gaming laptop he would need to pay twice than for a desktop...
post #22 of 26
As many others have said Up that ram speed for SURE for APU 1866 is pretty much required else your going to severely limit your iGPU

and I'd spend the bit extra and get the A10
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post #23 of 26

Dual channel memory is a requirement unless you want to lose a huge chunk of your performance with an APU. Go 2x4GB.

post #24 of 26
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I don't play high-end games. I play competitive in f2p games but also like to play other games like GTA IV, NFS, and few other steam games. Also needed a new comp anyways.

APU: AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz quad //www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113281

Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157331

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231542

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

Tower: APEX PC-389 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154095

Optical drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276

Power supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027



Price after shipping & taxes: $488

I built a nearly identical system to this for my Dad's girlfriend. With some faster RAM and an SSD, that baby will fly.
I used this ram. Someone has already suggested it. And it is cheaper on newegg than ncix.
Maybe you can find a cheaper PSU to make up the difference in price of the RAM. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030 this one goes on sale frequently (at least on the US site) and is nice quality and more than enough power even if you want to add another card for hybrid xfire later.
I highly recommend adding an SSD as soon as you can afford one. I put a 90GB Vertex 3 in her build and, for booting and opening programs, her rig at stock is faster than my sig rig.
I suppose for better gaming performance, you could always go with the A10 for better graphics and higher cpu clock. But I can't vouch for how the A8 gaming performance is to begin with. Also, there is always the possibility of overclocking with an aftermarket cooler or hybrid xfire with either APU.
 
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post #25 of 26
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Actually the A10 is not too much behind i5-3570k, it even beats it in some (few) cases... So it's not a bad choice imo, and will not bottleneck any modern day card at all... Even my old phenom II didn't really bottleneck overclocked gtx 560 too much...
And if he wanted a budget gaming pc, for a gaming laptop he would need to pay twice than for a desktop...



Derp?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834310645CVF

A10 laptop $650ca.


Gonna be hard to beat that in a desktop because of the OS.

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post #26 of 26

^ Just ran that through pricebat, you can save $50-100ish if you buy it at NCIX and then price match it to PC2C or Directdial's $550 ish price.

If you're in Canada, always choose a Canadian retailer.

 

Now watch me beat it at $550...

Windows 8 64-bit - $89 price matched to DirectCan

AMD A10-5800k - $110

MSI FM2 A55 board - $50

2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $45

Seagate 1TB HDD - $60

Apex DM-317 & PSU - $45

Samsung 24X DVD - $18

BenQ 21.5" LED monitor - $110 + free shipping

 

$527 and plenty of room for shipping.

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