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For a light gaming (I.E. most steam based controller indie-games/etc.) and as an HTPC/Media PC? Will be hooking a 320 GB 7200RPM 2.5in spare drive I have to it and an external soundcard with gaming consoles also hooked up to it. The GT620 would be constantly folding and the system will be slightly overclocked. What do you guys think as opposed to building an Intel one? Can I get better in an Intel Build?
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For a light gaming (I.E. most steam based controller indie-games/etc.) and as an HTPC/Media PC? Will be hooking a 320 GB 7200RPM 2.5in spare drive I have to it and an external soundcard with gaming consoles also hooked up to it. The GT620 would be constantly folding and the system will be slightly overclocked. What do you guys think as opposed to building an Intel one? Can I get better in an Intel Build?

For Gaming on a HTPC platform I don't think a intel i3 setup can't beat A10K+6670 Hybrid CF in raw FPS unless it packs a 7850/7870. Imo a 6670 for $65(instead of 6570) would be better for Hybrid CF and I don't see you getting too much PPD from the GT620 so might as well drop it and save for a dedicated folding rig if you really want to fold.
Edited by sherlock - 3/19/13 at 7:20am
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For a light gaming (I.E. most steam based controller indie-games/etc.) and as an HTPC/Media PC? Will be hooking a 320 GB 7200RPM 2.5in spare drive I have to it and an external soundcard with gaming consoles also hooked up to it. The GT620 would be constantly folding and the system will be slightly overclocked. What do you guys think as opposed to building an Intel one? Can I get better in an Intel Build?

For Gaming on a HTPC platform I don't think a intel i3 setup can't beat A10K+6670 Hybrid CF in raw FPS unless it packs a 7850/7870. Imo a 6670 for $65(instead of 6570) would be better for Hybrid CF and I don't see you getting too much PPD from the GT620 so might as well drop it and save for a dedicated folding rig if you really want to fold.
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For a light gaming (I.E. most steam based controller indie-games/etc.) and as an HTPC/Media PC? Will be hooking a 320 GB 7200RPM 2.5in spare drive I have to it and an external soundcard with gaming consoles also hooked up to it. The GT620 would be constantly folding and the system will be slightly overclocked. What do you guys think as opposed to building an Intel one? Can I get better in an Intel Build?

For Gaming on a HTPC platform I don't think a intel i3 setup can't beat A10K+6670 Hybrid CF in raw FPS unless it packs a 7850/7870. Imo a 6670 for $65(instead of 6570) would be better for Hybrid CF and I don't see you getting too much PPD from the GT620 so might as well drop it and save for a dedicated folding rig if you really want to fold.

Well...it needs to be a low profile card. I used to fold on a weaker card...but hey, if it fits, what the heck eh? It's just something to use it for while it isn't in use.
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In your proposed build, you are spending $250 on a CPU+ GPU. I think your money would be much better spent on a $100 Core i3 and then have the remainder to put to a Radeon 7850. That'll crush the A10 setup and consume about the same amount of power as the 620, A10, and 6670 all put together.

The CPU is FAR more powerful too in single-threaded applications.
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guys...it's a low profile.. you can't even get a low profile 7850...

and the 6670 and 6570 have the same amount of stream processors don't they? I'm going to be overclocking them...
Edited by Domino - 3/19/13 at 8:54am
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guys...it's a low profile.. you can't even get a low profile 7850...

and the 6670 and 6570 have the same amount of stream processors don't they? I'm going to be overclocking them...

You can get 6670 low profile. that 6570 you chose have DDR3, 6670 have GDDR5 and you overclock the 6670 too.
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guys...it's a low profile.. you can't even get a low profile 7850...

and the 6670 and 6570 have the same amount of stream processors don't they? I'm going to be overclocking them...

You can get 6670 low profile. that 6570 you chose have DDR3, 6670 have GDDR5 and you overclock the 6670 too.

Seems like the performance varies from 25% to a mere couple frames between the two cards. I wonder if it is worth the extra 40? I still want to have a dedicated folding card, though (even though it won't do much). It'll probably be running games at 1920x1080, but games that are only as demanding as World of Goo and or minecraft. Minecraft would probably be the most demanding game ran on it outside of media. Would a second card be even worth it in considering that? Maybe I should just grab 2 low profile Nvidia cards and fold on those? Would also be making videos on it more likely.

{edit} more then likely might even host a minecraft server off of it too... (3-5 people max)
Edited by Domino - 3/19/13 at 12:17pm
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I would drop the dedicated card entirely if I were you, except for the folding card if you wish to have it.

5800K at 4GHz baseclock, 1GHz GPU and DDR3-2400 (achievable with a bit of tinkering), you get a freaking dumpload of horsepower.
   
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I would drop the dedicated card entirely if I were you, except for the folding card if you wish to have it.

5800K at 4GHz baseclock, 1GHz GPU and DDR3-2400 (achievable with a bit of tinkering), you get a freaking dumpload of horsepower.

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I don't necessarily agree with your point, as I stand by my i3 w/ low profile discrete GPU, but the expression you use to describe your recommended configuration is just hilarious.
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