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New CPU, New Motherboard -- are these good choices?

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December 21, 2013 11:57:54 AM

I'm replacing the motherboard and my CPU on my PC build and wanted some input.

*http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A8-6600K-Quad-Core-Processor-...
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*http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A10-Series-Desktops-A10-6800K...
Is the second one worth the extra money? I don't see a Ghz rating on it.

And this was the motherboard I'm thinking of getting : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Does anybody see any problems with these?

I'm also going to replace my hard drive with a Seagate Barracuda

Other components:
HIS Videocard
Team Elite 2x4GB RAM
Corsair 500W PSU.

Thanks in advance!

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December 21, 2013 12:00:34 PM

either drop the dedicated gpu or go with a better cpu w/o the igpu like this one http://www.amazon.com/AMD-FD6350FRHKBOX-FX-6350-FX-Seri...
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December 21, 2013 2:40:17 PM

_Vass said:
either drop the dedicated gpu or go with a better cpu w/o the igpu like this one http://www.amazon.com/AMD-FD6350FRHKBOX-FX-6350-FX-Seri...


Sorry newb here, how will dropping the GPU benefit me?

Also what is an igpu? I'm guessing its just a sort of built in gpu inside a cpu?
How do you feel about the mobo i posted and this cpu (while keeping the video card)
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A8-6600K-Quad-Core-Processor-...

My PC is just going to be for gaming

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December 21, 2013 3:06:24 PM

the motherboard looks good but the 6350 won't be compatible with it. the 6350 is better than the A8-6600k. the A8-6600k has a intergrated gpu which is not that good. the 6350 doesn't but that doesn't matter as you are going with a dedicated one anyway (i'd advise better than a 6670, maybe a 7770 or 7750). the A8 is a FM2+ socket and the 6350 is AM3+, keep that in mind when looking at motherboards.
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December 21, 2013 5:27:01 PM

Okay thanks a bunch!
I can't really upgrade my video card for the sake of saving money, and I've decided to go with this CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The motherboard has "PCI Express 2.0 x16" and my GPU is "PCI Express 2.1 x16", they should be compatible correct?
I can't wait to get my computer running again...!

EDIT: Since the 6600 has better specs and is relatively the same price wouldn't it be better to buy that, disable the iGPU, and use my dedicated card -- or am i missing something?
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December 21, 2013 10:08:15 PM

there is no iGPU on a 4300, and yes 2.0 and 2.1 are backward compatible
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