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Needs CPU + GPU + MOBO for $200.

APU or CPU + GPU?
post #2 of 9
i personally would go with an APU because they leave you room to upgrade later, and give you a great gaming performance for the time being. i would not go with trinity as richland is right around the corner (around march). if you can wait, i would definitely go with a Richland APU
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Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

i personally would go with an APU because they leave you room to upgrade later, and give you a great gaming performance for the time being. i would not go with trinity as richland is right around the corner (around march). if you can wait, i would definitely go with a Richland APU

How would the CPU performance of a richland compare to say, a phenom 2 cpu?
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Amd is a budget "demi-God"...it will work...any K series Intel quad will do it much better with lower voltage and a cheaper heating solution. I miss AMD...but i dont want to have to use Trinity on liquid helium to beat an Intel out of the store. for 200....get an i5 2500k and call it a day.
Sit back and find a deal on a 1155 board...
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post #5 of 9
What games at what resolution?
Easiest is A10 5800K APU 4 CORE Piledriver + HD7620 iGPU for $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280
motherboard about $65.50 with promocode
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157334

AMD HD7770/7750 or GTX550 Ti about $100 better GPU
Intel G860 $69
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Pentium-Dual-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B005LLBBSS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361155219&sr=8-1&keywords=PENTIUM+G
MOTHERBOARD
$61.97 before $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128527

Intel build depends on sale price for video card

AMD APUs benefit from higher clocked (more expensive) RAM

Specific games would do better on one or the other choice
Edited by brasslad - 2/17/13 at 6:50pm
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Originally Posted by tahayassen View Post

How would the CPU performance of a richland compare to say, a phenom 2 cpu?

If I'm correct Richland should be a little better overall than say a Phenom 2 X4 965 BE when both are overclocked. I would get a Richland APU because the TDP should be much better. Also I'd suggest you try to fit fast ram into your budget, I hear APUs overclock really well with good ram.
    
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i personally would go with an APU because they leave you room to upgrade later, and give you a great gaming performance for the time being. i would not go with trinity as richland is right around the corner (around march). if you can wait, i would definitely go with a Richland APU

Oh no, I just bought an A10 5800K frown.gif Are you telling me there are new APU's coming ALREADY? This thing was only out in October!!! Are Richland's going to be much better? frown.gif Any info on them?
post #8 of 9
Try this:

AMD A10-5800K 129.99
ASRock FM2 A75M-DGS 54.99

= 184.98 before S&H, but I think that the CPU has free S&H.
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Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE View Post

Amd is a budget "demi-God"...it will work...any K series Intel quad will do it much better with lower voltage and a cheaper heating solution. I miss AMD...but i dont want to have to use Trinity on liquid helium to beat an Intel out of the store. for 200....get an i5 2500k and call it a day.
Sit back and find a deal on a 1155 board...

If you can get a i5 2500k easily anymore tell me, every single shop i've gone too sold out the stocks when IVB come plus a Z6X/Z7X doesn't come cheap. Certainly not for 200$
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