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AMD A6-5400k vs AMD Phenom II X4 955

Which would you do for a budget priced gaming rig?
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  1. Hi :)

    No such thing as a BUDGET GAMING rig...

    You should spend several HUNDRED dollars/pounds on the graphics card ALONE...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. I already have a HD6770 purchased. So vid card is no longer part of the equation. Need to select new mobo/cpu to replace old units.


    Perhaps someone can help with some more insightful response?
  3. doeringwr said:
    I already have a HD6770 purchased. So vid card is no longer part of the equation. Need to select new mobo/cpu to replace old units.


    Perhaps someone can help with some more insightful response?



    Hi :)

    Here is my insightful response... get rid of the £60 (6770) graphics card and buy a decent one...

    All the best Brett :)
  4. Ok. Vid card aside.


    What I am actually for is advice between AMD A6-5400k vs AMD Phenom II X4 955.


    Can anyone else provide insight there?
  5. Get a pentium G8xx or a cheap i3, and a mobo(b75/h77) for latter upgrade for i5 or i7, also consider saving some $ for a better card next year.
  6. djangoringo said:
    Get a pentium G8xx or a cheap i3, and a mobo(b75/h77) for latter upgrade for i5 or i7, also consider saving some $ for a better card next year.



    This build is for a very limited budget, and the g860 pushes the budget a good $50-60 higher than the other two mentioned.


    So between the two cpu's listed (AMD A6-5400k vs AMD Phenom II X4 955), which is better?
  7. The pentium g860 is less expensive :

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80623g860
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-hdz955fbgmbox

    But if you want to go with amd get the x4 955 it's better than the a6-5400k, or get the 965 be if possible...
  8. Best answer
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb: $85 with code EMCJHHF46

    Roughly would total $180 with the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+
  9. for a budget gamer wouldnt the apu be better as he has a 6670 to hybrid x fire and overclock it to death should work well for many games, my 6670 does with no help....?
  10. He can't crossfire the 6770(6670 is the max) with any apu.
  11. Best answer selected by doeringwr.
  12. djangoringo said:
    The pentium g860 is less expensive :

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80623g860
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-hdz955fbgmbox

    But if you want to go with amd get the x4 955 it's better than the a6-5400k, or get the 965 be if possible...


    |This is perfect!!! Thanks!
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