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ya know... that's a good question lol
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post #12 of 21
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If you already have a decent GPU, why on earth go for an APU? The point of an APU is utilizing the graphics performance, which you will not be doing due to your HD7770.

Paired up with a HD7770, an i3 will easily outperform an A10 with the same card.
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-DDR3-1333-Intel-Motherboards/dp/B007OCJWTM/ref=sr_1_13?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1366525435&sr=1-13 how bout that board?
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post #13 of 21
what are you planing on using the system for ? the amd has 4 cores where as the i3 only has 2 the amd is probably faster in games that can use more cores and for rendering stuff where as the i3 would be faster in games and programs that can only use one or 2 cores
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I prefer the MSI board over that. It's not like you get any extra features you will use by going for an H77. If it's a price issue, get the MATX version of the MSI board. I think it costs $70.

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what are you planing on using the system for ? the amd has 4 cores where as the i3 only has 2 the amd is probably faster in games that can use more cores and for rendering stuff where as the i3 would be faster in games and programs that can only use one or 2 cores

That's not exactly how it works. The architecture plays a big part of how a CPU works in games.

Tom's CPU chart is a pretty decent benchmark to go by.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

The A10 is a tier below all i3's when it comes to gaming.
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as for all the stereotypical intel>amd talk meh~

however he does have one point. why go for an apu with a graphics card.

this is what i would do if it were my monies. soince you have to buy from amazone ill post the amazon links and total


MOBO
first i would recommend the [U34.47RL=http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-SABERTOOTH-990FX-R2-0-Motherboard/dp/B008YDJHWM/]sabertooth 990fx r2.0 [/URL]it has been a great mobo and the ocability is amazing, but it would add a chunk of change to your build 179.99

OR

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 137.99

CPU

Fx6300
129.99

OR

FX4300 119.99

( could also go with either a 970 board or any of the 990fx boards. i just prefer asus or giga )

Ram
Yours is fine if you want but i always recommend 1600 or 1866
wow ram has shot up in price or amazon sucks for ram ....

for ~ 60 you can get 8gb of 1600 cl9

psu

yours is also fine ~65

total price

357.44~409.44 ( low to high )

i could get you much better prices but i would have to leave amazon.... sorry
Edited by Mega Man - 4/21/13 at 12:53am
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as for all the stereotypical intel>amd talk meh~

If that's how you wanna play,

AMD Phenom II X4 965 - $95
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SRQ214/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002SRQ214&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20

or

AMD FX-4300 - $120
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O7YU3S/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009O7YU3S&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20

with

MSI AMD 970 - $70
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B9BDB14/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00B9BDB14&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20

That'll give you pretty much the same performance with your HD7770, the trade-off being more noise, more heat and twice the power consumption. I'd also slap on a cheap cooler such as a Hyper 212 Evo if I'm going with the X4. I remember my 955BE being horribly loud on the stock cooler.
Edited by Zero_ - 4/21/13 at 1:05am
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As far as what the system is going to be use for, this is just going to be general purpose, all around decent machine. I have an 8350 with 16GB ram and an msi tf iii 7950 boost for gaming and pretty much whatever else I wanna do biggrin.gif I really do not have a preference for either intel or amd, however at this point in the build i'm frustrated and just trying to find some components that will synergize and equal a good decent machine. When I listed the parts in the first opening posts I was pretty sure that I didn't want to touch another intel part for the remainder of this build lol however my mind has changed somewhat as we've gone along. MegaMan while I know from first hand experience from owning the gigabyte board and currently running the sabertooth board both are great boards but I have already laid out several hundred dollars for some very good parts that were unfortunately rendered useless, I am not willing to invest very much more than what Amazon is willing to compensate me for. Initially there was to be an i7 2600k and an asus maximus iv gene-z gen 3 mobo in this girl but that has gone by the wayside. Just trying to make the best out of a bad situation rolleyes.gif
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post #18 of 21
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If that's how you wanna play,

AMD Phenom II X4 965 - $95
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SRQ214/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002SRQ214&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20

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with

MSI AMD 970 - $70
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B9BDB14/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00B9BDB14&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20

That'll give you pretty much the same performance with your HD7770, the trade-off being more noise, more heat and twice the power consumption. I'd also slap on a cheap cooler such as a Hyper 212 Evo if I'm going with the X4. I remember my 955BE being horribly loud on the stock cooler.
I already have the Xigamatek Gaia cooler with an additional fan that was to be pulling cooling duties on the i7. So that will be included in this build as well biggrin.gif
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ok I think I've gotten it sorted out now:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ $94.99

ASUS Socket AM3/AMD 890FX/CrossFireX/SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0/A and GbE/ATX Motherboard Crosshair IV Formula $109.99

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory (CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9) $66.77

Antec VP-450 450 Watt Energy Star Certified Power Supply $37.79

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Total: $309.54
minus $304.99

Total unpaid portion: $4.55

I think that's going to be the new setup for this build. Allows me to retain a ROG motherboard, allows me to stay away from Intel components for the remainder of this build, allows to continue with the color scheme initially planned for and will match with the components that have already been painted to match a ROG themed build

What say you OCN?
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ok I think I've gotten it sorted out now:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ $94.99

ASUS Socket AM3/AMD 890FX/CrossFireX/SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0/A and GbE/ATX Motherboard Crosshair IV Formula $109.99

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory (CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9) $66.77

Antec VP-450 450 Watt Energy Star Certified Power Supply $37.79

*******************************************************************************************
Total: $309.54
minus $304.99

Total unpaid portion: $4.55

I think that's going to be the new setup for this build. Allows me to retain a ROG motherboard, allows me to stay away from Intel components for the remainder of this build, allows to continue with the color scheme initially planned for and will match with the components that have already been painted to match a ROG themed build

What say you OCN?
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AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  F3-2400C10D-16GTX  OCZ Agility 3 120GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 3 120GB  Seagate Barracuda 1TB  Segate Barracuda 3TB Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Car... 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-ray Writer Swiftech H20-220 EDGE HD Liquid Cooling Kit Swiftech Komodo 7970 Swiftech MCP-35X2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech MCP35X2 Heat Sink Swiftech MCP35X Reservoir Swiftech Komodo 7970 Swiftech Komodo 7970 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool 240mm XT45 Alphacool 120mm XT45 Alphacool 120mm UT60 FrozenQ PC Mods UV Meteor Light Limited Edition... 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
Koolance Radiator Mounting Bracket with Quick-R... Swiftech Komodo 7970 Windows 7 Windows 8  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  XFX FXTRISTAND Triple Display Monitor Stand  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 XFX pro 1250w black edition Caselabs MAGNUM M8 Case Razer Naga 
AudioAudioOther
Sony 2.1 Razer Megalodon XFX pro 1250w black edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
8350 batch 1229 pgn  Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z gigabyte 7770 OC gigabyte 7770 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
F3-2400C10D-16GTX OCZ agaility 3 120  OCZ Agility 3 120gb  Seagate 7200rpm 1tb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Pioneer BDR-208DBK Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Car... Swiftech MCP-35X White Top Swiftech Quiet Power 240  
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Swiftech Apogee HD Windows 7 Windows 8 LG E2242 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG E2242 RAZER Black Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Seasonic x660 Cooler Master Storm Stryker 
Mouse
Razer Lachesis 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 6100 Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 XFX 7770 Core Edition Samsung 1600 2x4 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 1600 2x4 Unknown as of now  Piorneer BDR-208DBK Swiftech H220  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8  Samsung 60" 120hz 3d LED TV Unknown Seasonic x750 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Storm Stryker Unknown Pioneer 5.1 
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Lil Tough Guy
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  F3-2400C10D-16GTX  OCZ Agility 3 120GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 3 120GB  Seagate Barracuda 1TB  Segate Barracuda 3TB Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Car... 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-ray Writer Swiftech H20-220 EDGE HD Liquid Cooling Kit Swiftech Komodo 7970 Swiftech MCP-35X2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech MCP35X2 Heat Sink Swiftech MCP35X Reservoir Swiftech Komodo 7970 Swiftech Komodo 7970 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool 240mm XT45 Alphacool 120mm XT45 Alphacool 120mm UT60 FrozenQ PC Mods UV Meteor Light Limited Edition... 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
Koolance Radiator Mounting Bracket with Quick-R... Swiftech Komodo 7970 Windows 7 Windows 8  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  XFX FXTRISTAND Triple Display Monitor Stand  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 XFX pro 1250w black edition Caselabs MAGNUM M8 Case Razer Naga 
AudioAudioOther
Sony 2.1 Razer Megalodon XFX pro 1250w black edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
8350 batch 1229 pgn  Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z gigabyte 7770 OC gigabyte 7770 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
F3-2400C10D-16GTX OCZ agaility 3 120  OCZ Agility 3 120gb  Seagate 7200rpm 1tb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Pioneer BDR-208DBK Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Car... Swiftech MCP-35X White Top Swiftech Quiet Power 240  
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Swiftech Apogee HD Windows 7 Windows 8 LG E2242 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG E2242 RAZER Black Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Seasonic x660 Cooler Master Storm Stryker 
Mouse
Razer Lachesis 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 6100 Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 XFX 7770 Core Edition Samsung 1600 2x4 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 1600 2x4 Unknown as of now  Piorneer BDR-208DBK Swiftech H220  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8  Samsung 60" 120hz 3d LED TV Unknown Seasonic x750 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Storm Stryker Unknown Pioneer 5.1 
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