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Why an Athlon though? They are alright but if my graphics card died I would die trying to game on the onboard VGA.


If your graphics card died, you wouldn't have any video. at all.
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I do agree because everyone I talk to say to go with the i3 but But I have to disagree because of the value in this apu.


5800k>i3.
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They lied... you Trinity apu's that are unlocked (K models) have great cpu overclock potential. 4.5ghz with decent cooling to be expected.
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The 5800K is an extraordinary value. The fact that its pretty much the same as a FX 4300 + 6670 is remarkable.
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Yes, APU's are really under-rated because a lot of people on Overclock.net run Core i5's and FX-8350 power houses.
The 5800K is an excellent value. If I hadn't already invested in AM3+, I probably would have gone that route myself, but since I already had AM3+ and didn't have super-fast RAM, an FX-8350 made the most sense for me. Probably 95 percent of the time, there's really no difference between the two, though.

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I still think an i3 with a 7770 would provide a much better gaming experience. The guy above got a 3dmark 11 graphics score of 2496 with his 5800K + 6670 crossfire. A 7770 tops that by a good amount and that would be without crossfire/sli headaches.
The 5870K + 6670 tends to be better in real-world use, though. I don't think the OP is planning on playing 3dMark 11.
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Can you overclock the cpu part of it? Because I've been told that you can't.
Yes, easily. A "black edition" APU overclocks just as well as a regular FX CPU does. It's the Intel i3 that can't be overclocked, and that's where it fails as a competitor in my book. Once you overclock the 5800K, the i3 can't touch it.
     
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The 5870K + 6670 tends to be better in real-world use, though. I don't think the OP is planning on playing 3dMark 11.
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3dmark11 is a perfectly viable comparison, faster cards score higher and that usually translates to real-world games as well. Got any proof to show this theory of better real-world performance that magically disappears in that specific benchmark? Stop over hyping the APU + 6670 performance, it's not at all impressive.
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3dmark11 is a perfectly viable comparison, faster cards score higher and that usually translates to real-world games as well. Got any proof to show this theory of better real-world performance that magically disappears in that specific benchmark? Stop over hyping the APU + 6670 performance, it's not at all impressive.
Higher 3dmark scores aren't going to tell you what FPS you're going to get in a specific game. APU+6670 performance is certainly more impressive than i3+6670.
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For the love of GOD dont CF the APU with HD 6670. The whole idea of the APU is so you dont used a dedicated GPU. The funny thing is APU + GPU ~ 20-50% faster then APU alone but only ~ 10% faster or even slower sometimes compare to the GPU. Much better off getting something like 7750. It will destroy the APU + HD 6670. Yes a Core i3 + HD 7750 will be a lot faster in games then 5800K + HD 6670. Not sure if there are ITX mb for AM3+ but your better off getting FX6300. If anything getting Core i3 leaves you better option to upgrade. FM2 might last but no FM2 CPU will ever beat 3770K.
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I might even pull my BitFenix Prodigy back out, and make a LAN rig with the A10 5800k and a 6670 DDR5.

Sounds brilliant to me!
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