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It's been a long time since I built a computer. I"m wondering if I should go with Intel or if AMD pick it up with some new CPU's. The computer is going to be made for gaming, what CPU is the best value currently?

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kind of entirely depends on your total budget and if you're getting a discrete video card. you will need to shed more light on your requirements and prerequisites for us to be truly helpful!
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kind of entirely depends on your total budget and if you're getting a discrete video card. you will need to shed more light on your requirements and prerequisites for us to be truly helpful!

Well, its going to be for gaming, I want the computer to run all the latest games with ease. I hear AMD has these new A10 Chips? How do they compare to intel's chip?
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It's been a long time since I built a computer. I"m wondering if I should go with Intel or if AMD pick it up with some new CPU's. The computer is going to be made for gaming, what CPU is the best value currently?

Thanks!

best value cpu is the amd 8350 but that may not live up to his needs

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Well, its going to be for gaming, I want the computer to run all the latest games with ease. I hear AMD has these new A10 Chips? How do they compare to intel's chip?

the apus are for light gaming (I.E everthing on low or mid at best) and, compared to intels cpus they dont really make the cut.
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AMD APU's compare to intel's lower dual core CPUs in terms of CPU power. As for graphics, the APU has better integrated graphics than Intel's HD graphics. Both still are meant for light gaming.

If you really want to be gaming at 60+ FPS with HIgh/ Ultra settings, go for a discrete video card and an AMD 8-core CPU / Intel 4-core CPU.
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the apus are for light gaming (I.E everthing on low or mid at best) and, compared to intels cpus they dont really make the cut.

agree with this. you will want an intel CPU and a dedicated graphics card. to further help with this now we'd need an estimated budget, and perhaps what resolution screen (or multiple of that's what you're going for) you want to game on.
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Thanks guys looks like Intel again. I'll probably go with the latest i5 thanks guys
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hey we still have the same i5 based on sandy bridge, the intel lineup still dominate the performance but if your on the budget amd apu will proved your wallets worth. tongue.gif
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