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i will be setting up a modest internet cafe soon and i need help choosing a decent, affordable processor... my customers will mostly be playing dota2, starcraft2, counterstrike:global offensive, league of legends... im not hoping to run bf3 on ultra or anything like that...


graphics card: powercolor HD 6570 2GB GDDR3 128 bit

motherboard: gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H AMD FM2

memory: Team Elite 4GB DDR3 1600MHz with heatsink


should i go with the A8 or the i3? i am also hoping to save cash on the set up...

thanks for the help folks
post #2 of 34
Take in mind that you will have to buy a 1155 motherboard also for the 3220.

Given the options that you have chosen, a 5600k will easily overclock to 4.0Ghz with no voltage increases at all. I have one running at 4.5Ghz myself.

Using hybrid crossfire with the 6570, the 5600k will game pretty well. I have mine just using the internal graphics of the 5600k and it produces decent frame rates on games on my wifes 1440 x 900 monitor (19 inch).

She loves that monitor and will not let me change it even though I have probably 6 spare 22 - 25 inch 1920 x 1080 screens. LOL
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Jump to an A10 6800K (Blizzard games like SC2 are famously CPU heavy) and double that RAM!!! APU's need a lot of RAM. Also then consider jumping up to a 6670 or whatever card is the best that crossfires with the 6800K...

How much are you looking at spending for each PC and how many units are you planning to build?

You're also going to want to get a different cooler, the stock one ain't worth a damn IMO.

Just for your references sake, I have a 5800K with a stock cooler. I only have one stick of 8GB RAM in at the moment which could be giving me issues, but the APU gets hot quick and I don't even get decent frames on the lowest setting of DOTA 2. LOL is ok but yeah... I would really recommend upping your specs unless you want to be building whole new PC's 18 months down the line when new titles come out...
Edited by Sannakji - 6/20/13 at 4:09am
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The 6800K will cost $40 -$45 more then the 5600k. You could jump to a 6600k for $20 -$25 more then the 5600K.

Keep in mind that the CPU's are basically the same as the 5800k, 5600k series but with higher stock clocks and better graphics.

All of the cards mentioned will crossfire with the 6570.

Additional ram as mentioned is a good idea with APU's. Great point Sannakji

I run a hyper 212+ cooler on my 5600k
Edited by Electroneng - 6/20/13 at 4:18am
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so the i3 is no longer an option? im gonna spend maybe 450- 500 bucks per unit... it's a small shop running only ab out a dozen units...
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The 6600K will smash the i3 in graphics performance, and match it in processor performance. With a bit of fine tweaking it can be ran at 2400MHz DRAM speeds, and match a 6800K running 2133 memory.
   
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

The 6600K will smash the i3 in graphics performance, and match it in processor performance. With a bit of fine tweaking it can be ran at 2400MHz DRAM speeds, and match a 6800K running 2133 memory.

what about the i3 against the 5600k
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what about the i3 against the 5600k

Trounces it IGP wise (several times fold), beats it in multithreaded software, falls a bit short in single threaded performance.

Overall gaming performance would be still around 2X as good, though.

The above, the 5600K against the i3, I mean.
   
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what about the i3 against the 5600k

You will have roughly 2.5 times the graphics performance using the 5600k.

Using the I3 with a 6570 will still be slightly slower then the 5600K alone.

The I3 with at least a GTX 650TI or a HD 7770 will provide better performance then the 5600k crossfired with a 6570.
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The 6800K will cost $40 -$45 more then the 5600k. You could jump to a 6600k for $20 -$25 more then the 5600K.

Keep in mind that the CPU's are basically the same as the 5800k, 5600k series but with higher stock clocks and better graphics.

All of the cards mentioned will crossfire with the 6570.

Additional ram as mentioned is a good idea with APU's. Great point Sannakji

I run a hyper 212+ cooler on my 5600k
Not sure about the just overclocked version of those. The 6800k is stomping in benches against the 5800k and OCing if true over 5.0ghz on air easily.
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