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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
F2A75M-DS3
8GB 1866 DDR3.
5TB Hdd space.

Its an odd product, but does just what I want from it.
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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
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December 21, 2012 10:58:03 AM

ok but a10 has better clockspeed and more cores

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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.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6347/amd-a10-5800k-a8-560...

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

Case closed. Good Reply. :) 

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December 21, 2012 11:18:57 AM

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

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

or maybe i will go with the new i3 3240,better clockspeed
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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)
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...


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
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December 22, 2012 11:50:33 AM

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

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

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

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

i5 3550
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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....
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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.
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