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Title says it all, looking to have a second pc capable of playing games at low to medium settings at 1080p 30- 50fps , mainly used for movies with the gf and games when mates come around...

Intel build ..

Motherboard.. Asrock b75 mini itx $92

Case... Bitfenix mini itx case $99

PSU.. Corsair cx500 $77

GPU... 7770 (i have a spare one) $0

Ram 4 gig 1333 patriot s $37 (will grab another 4 gig later)

Hard drive 500 gig seagate sata3 $56 (will grab a 2tb later)

CPU.. Intel G2130 $85


Total... $446


AMD build ..


Motherboard .. MSI fm2 a75ia mini itx $109

CPU a8 5600k $110

PSU.. corsair cx500 $77

GPU 7770 $0

Ram 4 gig 1333 patriot s $37

Hard drive seagate 500gig $56

Case Bitfenix prodigy mini itx $99


Total ... $478


With the intel build i think i would have more options for upgrading to say a i5 2500k and a 670 in a yr or so where as i'm pretty much stuck if i go with fm2?? Cheers.
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If there was no graphics card involved, I would say that the AMD build would give you a better rounded experience, but with the HD7770, the Pentium will give you significantly better performance per core. Seeing as gaming, for the most part, is still a world of better performance per core, the Pentium is the better route here.

Here's a CPU Boss comparison between the A8 and the Pentium:
http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentium-G2130-vs-AMD-A8-5600K
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the amd build is crying out for the a10-6800k which would soundly thump that pentium
 
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Dt_Freak1 View Post

the amd build is crying out for the a10-6800k which would soundly thump that pentium


If i was going to get the a10 6800k ($175 in aus) i could afford the new 1150 pin i3 4130 ($149) , would the 6800k still be the better option there??
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Jeff78 View Post

If there was no graphics card involved, I would say that the AMD build would give you a better rounded experience, but with the HD7770, the Pentium will give you significantly better performance per core. Seeing as gaming, for the most part, is still a world of better performance per core, the Pentium is the better route here.

Here's a CPU Boss comparison between the A8 and the Pentium:
http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentium-G2130-vs-AMD-A8-5600K

Cheers man, will check it out.

Sorry i don't know how to multi quote and had to reply twice.
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post #6 of 8
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Alright, think i got it figured out..

Case bitfenix prodigy itx $99

Gpu 7770 $0 (will upgrade later.)

Ram 4 gig patriot s (will get another 4 later) $37

Psu corsair cx500 $77

Hard drive seagate 500 gig $56

Motherboard 1150 pin itx ASRock B85M $96

CPU i5 4570 $225
Total $590

Bit more expensive but should be a much better system if i chuck a 670 or 7950 in there at a later date, yeah??
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post #7 of 8
That is significantly better. I think you will appreciate the extra money you spend on the i5.
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post #8 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff78 View Post

That is significantly better. I think you will appreciate the extra money you spend on the i5.

Yeah, i think it's worth the extra $$ , with a new gpu it should trade blows with my main rig now (with only 1 gpu)
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