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Is the AMD A-series or the FX-series good for gaming?

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March 29, 2013 8:20:33 PM

First, sorry if I have wrong typo and english because im not that good at it.
Anyway, im a gamer and I want to build a new CPU.
So is the 2 processors that is mentioned above good for gaming?
And also can you give me some budget motherboards and Video cards and some suggestion on RAM?
And I forgot to mentioned about the game I play.
I play games like crysis bioshock TF2 and all other graphic intensive games.
Feel free in suggestions on processors.
and again, sorry for my english im a Filipino.

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March 29, 2013 9:02:36 PM
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For sheer gaming the FX is better since it has higehr end CPU's

Whats your budget and where can you buy from?
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March 29, 2013 9:14:15 PM

+1^
They are both good, but the FX-4300, 6300, 8xxx are the better ones. The A10-5xxx are still OK, though.
The resolution of your monitor will help determine the card you need for good game play.
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March 29, 2013 10:30:25 PM

stickmansam said:
For sheer gaming the FX is better since it has higehr end CPU's

Whats your budget and where can you buy from?


Well I live in the philippines.
But for the budget I want it to be more of an inexpensive gaming rig (sorry if the grammar is wrong) is it okay to be at the price range of $299-$399?
And one more question, what do you mean by sheer gaming (sorry if you think its a stupid question though)
March 29, 2013 10:33:13 PM

clutchc said:
+1^
They are both good, but the FX-4300, 6300, 8xxx are the better ones. The A10-5xxx are still OK, though.
The resolution of your monitor will help determine the card you need for good game play.


Thanks for your answer, but how would my monitor determine the card I need for good game play? how about 1280X720?
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March 29, 2013 10:43:46 PM

For 1280x720, the 7750 is good for your needs

The more pixels on the monitor, the stronger the card needed. Higher settings also require stronger cards

Haha I sometimes add adjectives :p  It means for only gaming use [and video editting/encoding+intense server+HPC], the FX are better but for basic home use like web browsing and office use the A series is the cheaper and more suitable option. Also depends on your budget as low end FX is about same CPU performance as high end A8/A10

$400 won't get you that far in terms of gaming but will be fine. What are the prices like in the philipines?

I would look into a FX4300 + 7750 + 8gb of ram
But if you're tight on a budget an A8-5600(k) + 7750 + 8gb of ram would do about as well
And if things are really pricey, an a10 5800k + 8gb of ram would do fine for 720p gaming


March 29, 2013 11:02:20 PM

stickmansam said:
For 1280x720, the 7750 is good for your needs

The more pixels on the monitor, the stronger the card needed. Higher settings also require stronger cards

Haha I sometimes add adjectives :p  It means for only gaming use [and video editting/encoding+intense server+HPC], the FX are better but for basic home use like web browsing and office use the A series is the cheaper and more suitable option. Also depends on your budget as low end FX is about same CPU performance as high end A8/A10

$400 won't get you that far in terms of gaming but will be fine. What are the prices like in the philipines?

I would look into a FX4300 + 7750 + 8gb of ram
But if you're tight on a budget an A8-5600(k) + 7750 + 8gb of ram would do about as well
And if things are really pricey, an a10 5800k + 8gb of ram would do fine for 720p gaming




For the Price that you are asking here's a link http://pcx.com.ph/
Well for 720p I think its fine but will the gameplay be smooth with many activities going on? and will I have improved performance if I overlock my video card and processor?
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March 29, 2013 11:05:12 PM

You'll usually get some performance by overclocking but really depends on how your specific rig is relative to the game

I'm gonna make the assumption that 4000 pesos =100USD

March 29, 2013 11:16:13 PM

stickmansam said:
You'll usually get some performance by overclocking but really depends on how your specific rig is relative to the game

I'm gonna make the assumption that 4000 pesos =100USD



Yep, your right about that assumption.
Hmm, can be there any chances about spending atleast less than $400? for assembling a gaming rig?
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March 29, 2013 11:21:48 PM
March 29, 2013 11:30:17 PM

stickmansam said:
you can swap down to 7750 to hit $450

http://pcx.com.ph/powercolor-hd7750-1gb-ddr5-hdmi.html

or grab the a10 5800k and cut out the 7750 and hit about $400


I would probably stick up with 7770 and for the processors that you've said can the AMD Phenom II x4 be much more faster? :) 
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March 29, 2013 11:39:10 PM

For 720p, you likely won't notice any idfference between the 7750 and the 7770

The phneom II x4 will do fine too but I didn't see any on the site you linked
March 29, 2013 11:43:22 PM

stickmansam said:
For 720p, you likely won't notice any idfference between the 7750 and the 7770

The phneom II x4 will do fine too but I didn't see any on the site you linked


Hehe sorry 'bout that site though it isn't that complete despite I go to the store personally but for all the processors you've mentiones what is the processor that performs best for gaming? (without thinking about the budget)
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March 29, 2013 11:46:26 PM

The A8 and a10 are about the same

The phenom iix4 is slightly faster than the a8/a10
March 29, 2013 11:54:15 PM

stickmansam said:
The A8 and a10 are about the same

The phenom iix4 is slightly faster than the a8/a10


Is that so? so from the price their, is the phenom x4 less expensive?
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March 30, 2013 12:08:24 AM

That is because the a8 and a10 include an GPU on them. This means the a10 5800k can play games at 720p without requiring an separate GPU
March 30, 2013 12:14:52 AM

stickmansam said:
That is because the a8 and a10 include an GPU on them. This means the a10 5800k can play games at 720p without requiring an separate GPU


Let aside the budget.
But when it comes to performance will the phenom II x4 be more efficient and will have more fast performance in Graphic intensive games with the parts that you've suggested?
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March 30, 2013 12:49:57 AM

The phenom II x4 will be slightly faster or on par with the a8/a10
March 30, 2013 12:57:48 AM

stickmansam said:
The phenom II x4 will be slightly faster or on par with the a8/a10


Will the phenom II x4 cost less?
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March 30, 2013 11:36:12 AM

I can't tell since it's not on the site you linked

In the states, the am3+ and fm2 mb's cost about the same while the phenom is about $10-20 less than the a8
March 30, 2013 11:43:45 AM

stickmansam said:
I can't tell since it's not on the site you linked

In the states, the am3+ and fm2 mb's cost about the same while the phenom is about $10-20 less than the a8


That helps too! :) 
Just asking if this RAM ok? Kingston Hyper X 4gb Genesis (1800C9D3K2/4G) 2x2
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March 30, 2013 11:48:13 AM

James Convento said:
stickmansam said:
I can't tell since it's not on the site you linked

In the states, the am3+ and fm2 mb's cost about the same while the phenom is about $10-20 less than the a8


That helps too! :) 
Just asking if this RAM ok? Kingston Hyper X 4gb Genesis (1800C9D3K2/4G) 2x2


if it's DDR3 RAM it should be fine, I haven't time at the moment to look up the part number.
March 30, 2013 11:52:12 AM

8350rocks said:
James Convento said:
stickmansam said:
I can't tell since it's not on the site you linked

In the states, the am3+ and fm2 mb's cost about the same while the phenom is about $10-20 less than the a8


That helps too! :) 
Just asking if this RAM ok? Kingston Hyper X 4gb Genesis (1800C9D3K2/4G) 2x2


if it's DDR3 RAM it should be fine, I haven't time at the moment to look up the part number.


So these RAM is good for gaming right?
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March 30, 2013 11:55:18 AM

James Convento said:
8350rocks said:
James Convento said:
stickmansam said:
I can't tell since it's not on the site you linked

In the states, the am3+ and fm2 mb's cost about the same while the phenom is about $10-20 less than the a8


That helps too! :) 
Just asking if this RAM ok? Kingston Hyper X 4gb Genesis (1800C9D3K2/4G) 2x2


if it's DDR3 RAM it should be fine, I haven't time at the moment to look up the part number.


So these RAM is good for gaming right?


Kingston makes good RAM and the Hyper X series is good for gaming...yes.
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March 30, 2013 11:56:50 AM

Yep ddr3 ram would work fine

I would get a 2x4gb kit if you can
March 30, 2013 8:29:05 PM

stickmansam said:
Yep ddr3 ram would work fine

I would get a 2x4gb kit if you can


Hehe, I should get myself one 2x4gb kit too. :) 
But I think I will be with the 2x2 and later i'll upgrade to 2x4. :D 

So here's my final thought and I would definitely appreciate your suggestions/response. ;) 
(I'm strictly on a budget and im gonna use it for gaming and some multi tasking)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 Motherboard
Processor: AMD TRINITY A10-5800K (3.8GHZ) (APU: HD 7660D)
HDD: 500gb WDigital Blue
RAM: Kingston Hyper X 4gb Genesis (1800C9D3K2/4G) 2x2
UPS: FSP Raider 80+ Bronze 550w\

(Later I'll buy a High-end GPU :)  )
(I have seen in the reviews the AMD A10-5800K's graphics can play smooth on sleeping dogs vs. Intel i5 ivy bridge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA2iC-ZfxJc )

Share me your suggestions and response
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March 30, 2013 8:55:51 PM

looks good and save up to grab another 2x2gb kit or 2x4gb kit later on along with the gpu :) 
March 30, 2013 9:13:45 PM

stickmansam said:
looks good and save up to grab another 2x2gb kit or 2x4gb kit later on along with the gpu :) 


Thanks. :) 
I can't quite get your point though about grabbing another 2x2gb kit. :D 
Are you talking about dual channeling it?
The 2x2gb is 2 sticks right? and the motherboard only have 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
Sorry im a noob. :ange: 
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March 30, 2013 9:24:11 PM

oh dang, I missed that :p 
yeah but see if you can get an 2x4gb kit now then
March 30, 2013 9:31:56 PM

stickmansam said:
oh dang, I missed that :p 
yeah but see if you can get an 2x4gb kit now then


Hehe. :D 
Im planning on getting this when I save enough money for it.
Is this okay? 8gb Genesis (1866C9D3K2/8GX) 2x4
here's a link for it from the store here in the philippines: http://pcx.com.ph/components/memory/8gb-genesis-1866c9d...
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March 30, 2013 9:40:00 PM

Yeah, that be a nice kit for the APU since faster ram really shows benefits when using the on-board graphics
March 30, 2013 9:55:52 PM

stickmansam said:
Yeah, that be a nice kit for the APU since faster ram really shows benefits when using the on-board graphics


So overall is it okay to stay a little longer on Kingston Hyper X 4gb Genesis (1800C9D3K2/4G) 2x2
Then upgrade it to the 8gb Genesis (1866C9D3K2/8GX) 2x4 when I have money? :) 
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March 30, 2013 9:57:06 PM

You can go that way but then you spent extra on ram. might as well save up to grab the genesis kit in the first place
March 30, 2013 10:04:45 PM

stickmansam said:
You can go that way but then you spent extra on ram. might as well save up to grab the genesis kit in the first place


Your probably right. :)  I'll think about that. :D 
Thanks to all your help though. I really appreciate you helping me. Thanks. ;) 
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March 30, 2013 10:13:06 PM

No problem :) 
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