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October 7, 2012 5:08:26 AM

I would like to get a new system to keep with the intensive games being thrown out. I have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. I have heard nice things about the i5-3570k, and like the Antec Three Hundred Illusion case. I would like to overclock to get the most out of the build, and would also like a CPU cooler. This is the link to the previous build that I was interested in:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...

The one I was interested in was the AMD A10-5800k one in the best answer. All other info not stated is found there.

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October 7, 2012 7:55:34 AM

Both of those builds will bottleneck the GPU. For around $750, this would do better.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jA1I
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jA1I/by_merchant/


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.87 @ Newegg)

Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.98 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($212.55 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.19 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Total: $707.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 7, 2012 7:58:26 AM

Actually, the A10-5800K won't bottleneck the GPU. Any LGA1155 i5 likely won't bottleneck a 7950 in anything but the most CPU-intensive games. Have you even seen this link?

http://vr-zone.com/articles/amd-trinity-a10-5800k-vs-in...
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October 7, 2012 8:11:48 AM

As of right now, and the 5800k is still worse than the 3470, which is more or less equivalent to the 3220, just it has more cores (I know, they are different, but performance wise, they are the same.) The 3220 will perform better with a dedicated GPU an basically every situation, which the link you posted proved.
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October 7, 2012 4:09:03 PM

Best answer selected by Poltregeist.
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October 7, 2012 4:11:56 PM

willyroc said:
Actually, the A10-5800K won't bottleneck the GPU. Any LGA1155 i5 likely won't bottleneck a 7950 in anything but the most CPU-intensive games. Have you even seen this link?

http://vr-zone.com/articles/amd-trinity-a10-5800k-vs-in...


Yeah, I believe,in my studies I found that comparison. So I might as well stick with my current AMD build just because there is only a slight difference in performance and frankly, I still have room for a XFX HD 7950 3 GB :) 
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