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Not switching them to Windows 7, not going to reteach them how to use their own computer, haha.

Any reason you'd grab the G860 over the 5800k?
 
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There is no reason why you'd get a dual core, lower end Intel over a quad core AMD with superb IGP other than it being Intel.

I don't understand why their PC feels sluggish. Have you tried reinstalling windows? I have an E8400 running at stock with a 4870, 4GB RAM and it doesn't feel sluggish at all. In fact I don't really notice a difference between my PC and that one typing documents and surfing the net.
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Liranan View Post

There is no reason why you'd get a dual core, lower end Intel over a quad core AMD with superb IGP other than it being Intel.

I don't understand why their PC feels sluggish. Have you tried reinstalling windows? I have an E8400 running at stock with a 4870, 4GB RAM and it doesn't feel sluggish at all. In fact I don't really notice a difference between my PC and that one typing documents and surfing the net.

Well you're is a Core 2 Duo vs there Pentium, there actually is quite a noticeable difference between the two.

They weren't really specific about why it felt sluggish. And I haven't done anything, lol. Might see if I can do the SSD thing this weekend and see if it helps with how it feels for them.
 
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post #14 of 19
I would say A6 5400K/A8 5600K with 4 or 8GB 1600MHz RAM.
 
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post #15 of 19
going to try two builds. but first I'll post a APU build, then a "balla budget" build, if I can.

RAM($71) - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231519

Motherboard+APU($190) - AMD A10-5800K + GIGABYTE GA-F2A85X-D3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1320108

OR

Motherboard+APU($180) - AMD A10-5800K + GIGABYTE GA-F2A85XM-HD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1320109

Total $251 or $261.

*edit* nope, failed to make a cheaper/better system.
Edited by Alanim - 5/12/13 at 2:47am
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post #16 of 19
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Just placed an order,

5600k
8GB Vengence Ram
Biostar A85W Hi-FI

All for under $195 shipped.

Guess we'll see how it goes...
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

Just placed an order,

5600k
8GB Vengence Ram
Biostar A85W Hi-FI

All for under $195 shipped.

Guess we'll see how it goes...

That's what I paid for mine(you got the ATX version, I got the M-ATX version.)

Runs GREAT.
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Glad to hear! Thanks cheers.gif
 
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post #19 of 19
Quote:
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I would set them up a raid1 because have you ever heard your mom yell obscenities from losing 3GBs of scanned pictures? But they dont really need 1866 ram. 4GB of 1600 is plenty. That will save a little cash.

1600 on an A10 is waving goodbye to almost a 20% of IGP performance.

@OP: Very fine build. Since you're going with a K, if you can step to 2133 RAM. It'll provide a very sound base for Kaveri, and the IGP will benefit from the extra speed.

Support on K parts for DDR3-2133 speed is out of the box, although not officially supported.
   
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