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A10 5800k or i3 3225

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December 21, 2012 10:31:00 AM

this is for my first build

mobo : GA-B75M-D3H or asus F2A55-M-LK-PLUS

More about : a10 5800k 3225

December 21, 2012 10:43:44 AM

What do you want to do on it?

I ended up with a A10 5700 as an HTPC (occasional light gaming HL2, and other old stuff).

If you don't want to game, then I would go Intel as the i3 is a more efficient processor.
If you want to Game, go Intel and a dedicated GPU.

FM2 does not make sense for game-centric computing.

My build was

A10 5700
8GB 1866 DDR3.
5TB Hdd space.

Its an odd product, but does just what I want from it.
December 21, 2012 10:50:43 AM

gaming,not looking in to igp
going for a 650 ti gpu

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December 21, 2012 10:55:09 AM

dhruv_47 said:
gaming,not looking in to igp
going for a 650 ti gpu

In that case grab the i3
December 21, 2012 10:58:03 AM

ok but a10 has better clockspeed and more cores

December 21, 2012 11:03:40 AM

Go for the i3.

There is more to Performance than Clock and cores.
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December 21, 2012 11:05:35 AM

just go for the fx series if you're getting a graphics card and want to save money
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December 21, 2012 11:08:40 AM

dhruv_47 said:
ok but a10 has better clockspeed and more cores

Doesn't matter, the i3 is a lot faster even with its lower clock speed and lesser amount of cores, the architecture is much more efficient and faster. Not to mention they had to use a lot of internal space and heat to get a gpu that good (comparatively speaking, igp to igp) on the A10.

The A10 is more of an HTPC cpu (technically APU...) or for people who never intend on adding on gpu
December 21, 2012 11:15:23 AM

Case closed. Good Reply. :) 

December 21, 2012 11:18:57 AM

i think i will go with i3 3225
thanks for the help
December 21, 2012 1:31:25 PM

no ... just go with i3 3220 if you getting a discrete graphics card !!
December 22, 2012 10:51:00 AM

or maybe i will go with the new i3 3240,better clockspeed
December 22, 2012 11:17:02 AM

higher clock speed doesn't mean higher frame rate in gaming.... i3 3240 is currently $150 .. why dont u put another $30 and go with i5 3470 ? it can out perform all the AMD flagship cpus and even 2500k(stock speeds)

u wont see much performance increase with i3 3240 comparing with 3220... just go with i3 3220 or i5 3470... otherwise you are just wasting your money...... just my 2cents
December 22, 2012 11:50:33 AM

how does i5 3550 compare to i5 3470
December 22, 2012 12:01:28 PM

not much.. i5 3550 clocked 100mhz higher @ 3.3 GHz
December 22, 2012 12:10:39 PM

i am thinking of a ga b75 d3h to pair it with,good pair?
December 22, 2012 12:24:11 PM

u mean i5 3470 or 3550 ? GA-B75M-D3H motherboard looks ok to me ...
December 22, 2012 12:25:31 PM

i5 3550
December 22, 2012 12:33:04 PM

Are you planning to buy it from Newegg ? i5 3470 currently $180 on Amazon....and i5 3550 is $210 ... I suggest you save that $30 and get HD7850 instead of 650ti....
December 22, 2012 12:44:56 PM

no,i am from India gonna buy it from flipkart and i don't think
newegg ships to india and the psu i selected is corsair builder
series 430w and HD7850 requires a 500w psu,i think.