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post #11 of 19
If you can buy from microcenter in store I would look at these deals.

http://microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx
http://microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx
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post #12 of 19
AMD A8 and A10 Trinity APU's are very comparable to the Phenom 955 and 965 in terms of CPU power. They also have a lower TDP, and lower system draw. Also, you can pick up as suggested earlier, an A8-5600k, unlocked processor, and you can find these on sale new online for $79.00. They can be overclocked quite nicely as well. Yes, Intel is good for gaming now, but the I3's can't hyperthread for now, so you are limiting your computer with less cores/core activity in the long run. Most people don't buy a new CPU every year, or every iteration, and games are about to step into the next realm of using more cores with the Xbox One and PS4, not to mention, AMD is all over their next gen consoles! thumb.gif
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post #13 of 19
Bought an A8-5600k for $70 last week and it's performing quite well. For a budget PC, the 5600k/5800k certainly provide a nice base.
 
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post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by chaosblade02 View Post

Just looking for some thoughts about this CPU. And how good is the 7660 GPU that comes with it? What games could you realistically play with it? I was thinking about this for a sub-$500 build.

I also heard it was possible to crossfire the GPU on the A10 5800k with a Radeon 7750 or similar GPU? How exactly would that work?

Assuming you can crossfire, would something like this be good for sub-$500?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Z9cz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Z9cz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Z9cz/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar A55MD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($55.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($43.35 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $478.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-22 16:35 EDT-0400)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YXBY

If it is too expensive, bang in a GTX 650, or Radeon 7770.
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post #15 of 19
Trinity cannot use the 7750 for Hybrid Crossfire.
The 6670 or 7670 are its best Hybrid Crossfire capable cards.
post #16 of 19
be better off with a Deneb..maybe get a board from Geeks er summin'
There's one right now with an 890GX onboard GFX
I completed Stalker using 890GX graphics once..card was out for RMA.
It's not half-bad, really.
 
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post #17 of 19
*cough. Better off with deneb? I find your lack of faith disturbing
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post #18 of 19
It s so bad that some guys posting here never build a FM 2 rig.It s a surprising machine.

The power consumption is half of a similar AM3+ rig and the video power is high , you can play anything : BF BC2 ,Dirt 2/3 ,COH ,Quake 4 ,UT 3 CS:S ,CS:GO ,COD 4/COD 5 and so on.

Seen the 890GPA-UD3 GPU at work ,the A4 5300 and A8 5600K at work.The 890 GPU is simply crap, you can t play even CS:S.

If you need more power on the GPU just add a 6670 with GDDR5 and you have a cheap ,fast awesome PC.
FM2 is the perfect way to build a PC when you don t have enough money to get a mainstream video card right form the start .
After you make the system you can buy a cheap card and reach mainstream area.
5600K and 5800K have nice overclocking abilities on the GPU side as well.

When the six cores will arrive on the FM2 socket budget PC-s will feature it 90%.
   
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post #19 of 19
The apu's have been very impressive to me. The progress they have made with them already has been tempting for me to go out and try building one for myself.
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