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post #41 of 73
just to add fuel to the GPU being the most important part, this review of the very budget conscious Pentium G220 based on Haswell shows that a cheaper CPU doesn't hurt performance much at all

Hexus Review Link

so save money on the CPU (but do get something easily upgradeable in the future) and pile on the GPU thumb.gif
    
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post #42 of 73
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($60.14 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card ($152.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $548.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 18:58 EDT-0400)

Just a hair under $575 if you ignore the mail-in rebates. I would advise against FM2+ (APU/Athlon) if possible, $575 is within the price range for the better 6300 and you will actually have an upgrade path with AM3+.

AM3+ is already death would be better to get the FM2+ platform and keep upgrading on it... in the future.
post #43 of 73
Find me an APU besides the one found on the PS4 and XBOne that has 8 cores (or 4 modules). Some of the recent titles have proved that weaker but more cores are useful than the less powerful cores.
Edited by Baghi - 4/17/14 at 9:13am
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AM3+ is already death would be better to get the FM2+ platform and keep upgrading on it... in the future.

Even so, I'm not sure this is in any way 'future proofing'. In any roadmap I've ever seen AMD has never announced an FM2+ hex or octo core CPU, just quad cores. It's likely there will never be a suitable upgrade for his planned Athlon X4 760K. AM3+ has always been AMD's 'performance' platform.
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post #45 of 73
if u want to go cheap buy cpu/mobo/ram/gpu on craigslist or kijiji you'll get way better deals. also use the buy/sell section on ocn.
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post #46 of 73
If you're going to be running an APU, which it appears you aren't, do not get 1600MHZ ram. Get the fastest ram you can afford.
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If you're going to be running an APU, which it appears you aren't, do not get 1600MHZ ram. Get the fastest ram you can afford.

like a 2133 2x4GB DDR3??
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if u want to go cheap buy cpu/mobo/ram/gpu on craigslist or kijiji you'll get way better deals. also use the buy/sell section on ocn.

Thanks for the Information. smile.gif
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Even so, I'm not sure this is in any way 'future proofing'. In any roadmap I've ever seen AMD has never announced an FM2+ hex or octo core CPU, just quad cores. It's likely there will never be a suitable upgrade for his planned Athlon X4 760K. AM3+ has always been AMD's 'performance' platform.

So, I should get a AM3+???
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Find me an APU besides the one found on the PS4 and XBOne that has 8 cores (or 4 modules). Some of the recent titles have proved that weaker but more cores are useful than the less powerful cores.

Thats totally true! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by EliteReplay View Post

AM3+ is already death would be better to get the FM2+ platform and keep upgrading on it... in the future.

So, you think that I should get an FM2+ rather than a AM3+??
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Originally Posted by BakerMan1971 View Post

just to add fuel to the GPU being the most important part, this review of the very budget conscious Pentium G220 based on Haswell shows that a cheaper CPU doesn't hurt performance much at all

Hexus Review Link

so save money on the CPU (but do get something easily upgradeable in the future) and pile on the GPU thumb.gif

What CPU and what GPU do you suggest then?
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Currently there's only information about Haswell refresh parts. But it's bit too early to talk about Skylake.

When could we talk about Skylake??
post #48 of 73
Drop the RAM to 2x4GB, and get an R7 265. No budget for a heatsink there, no Overclocking gonna take place?
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post #49 of 73
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Socket 1150 is to be used for Broadwell, the new Z97 boards coming out next month will support CPU's up to Skylake which is released sometime in 2016. So 1150 has at least until the end of 2015 to remain a current socket.

FM2+ is AMD's current socket, and if the lifespan of previous sockets is anything to go by you will have that around until the end of 2016 I would reckon.

Future CPU performance gains, are in question as manufacturers strive to aim for lower power consumption, however grabbing Vishera which is an outgoing tech and upgrading to a slightly better Vishera (most likely used CPU) further down the line, is definitely not as attractive as grabbing current tech.


*** all my info is based on current reading, we will have to wait until things are released to see how they perform and how compatible they are ***

We have to wait to see what happens next in the future...
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Drop the RAM to 2x4GB, and get an R7 265. No budget for a heatsink there, no Overclocking gonna take place?

Like two 2133MHZ 2x4GB dimms??
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like a 2133 2x4GB DDR3??
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Thanks for the Information. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Telschow View Post

So, I should get a AM3+???
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Originally Posted by Telschow View Post

Thats totally true! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Telschow View Post

So, you think that I should get an FM2+ rather than a AM3+??
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Originally Posted by Telschow View Post

What CPU and what GPU do you suggest then?
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When could we talk about Skylake??

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Please never do this again.

And to answer your main question, yes get an AM3+ due to expandability, fx-6300 if you can afford it, FX-4300 if you cant with an R7 265 or 270, again whatever the budget allows. That way you can get the cheaper 1600mhz ram, get 1 stick of 4gb, or if you can afford it, 2 sticks of 4gb.
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