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Buying Tomorrow...Can someone explain??

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October 29, 2012 2:40:15 AM

Ok, so this is where im going to buy my parts from tomorrow...Decent prices and very close to me!
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/ccpricelist.php

I already have a case, PSU, HDD so what I need is a new CPU, MoBo, RAM and GPU...Also need OS which is $89

That leaves me with $410 left to pick a CPU, MoBo, RAM and GPU!

Can someone look over that list and pick the best parts for my $$$...

Its for gaming and streaming so im stuck on whether to get i3 3220 or an AMD but im not too knowledgable on AMD CPU's...

Thanks guys...
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October 29, 2012 12:23:28 PM

The "Standard" build, using i3, for your budget, might be like this.

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 @ $123
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H77M @ $85
RAM: Corsair 8GB(2x4GB) 1600MHz C9 DDR3 @ $49
GPU: XFX Radeon HD7770 Black Ed @ $149

you could drop RAM to 4GB eg (2x2GB) GSKill 1600MHz C9 DDR3 @ $25, which would free up some funds, towards a better graphics card, but you would still have to add funds, to GET a better card.

There's not a huge choice in AMD offerings, and, by the time you've taken all costs into account, you usually end up with either similar cost to Intel, or some savings, at slightly lower performance, TOWARDS a better GPU.
One possible exception might be Trinity. Those processors, particularly A10-5800K, whilst actually more expensive than i3, may give slightly better performance, and include a decent basic GPU, built in (in effect). You can then add another basic GPU, to ADD, to that performance, giving a decent TOTAL performance. Unfortunately, though, I have limited knowledge, of their exact requirements, so afraid someone else would have to do you a spec, and confirm, whether it would actually be better.
I take it the build is, primarily, for gaming. If you do a lot of photo/video editing, AMD is definitely worth considering, for its extra cores, that don't make a lot of difference, in most gaming apps.
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October 29, 2012 10:29:52 PM

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One possible exception might be Trinity. Those processors, particularly A10-5800K, whilst actually more expensive than i3, may give slightly better performance, and include a decent basic GPU, built in (in effect). You can then add another basic GPU, to ADD, to that performance, giving a decent TOTAL performance. Unfortunately, though, I have limited knowledge, of their exact requirements, so afraid someone else would have to do you a spec, and confirm, whether it would actually be better.


The more I read about Trinity the more I'm thinking it will be a better CPU choice in the sub ~$130 range than anything else. Take away the 7660 GPU and you get a CPU that has tremendous overclocking capability - and that's something you won't get on any other CPU in that price range.
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October 30, 2012 12:49:42 AM

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One possible exception might be Trinity. Those processors, particularly A10-5800K, whilst actually more expensive than i3, may give slightly better performance, and include a decent basic GPU, built in (in effect). You can then add another basic GPU, to ADD, to that performance, giving a decent TOTAL performance. Unfortunately, though, I have limited knowledge, of their exact requirements, so afraid someone else would have to do you a spec, and confirm, whether it would actually be better.


The more I read about Trinity the more I'm thinking it will be a better CPU choice in the sub ~$130 range than anything else. Take away the 7660 GPU and you get a CPU that has tremendous overclocking capability - and that's something you won't get on any other CPU in that price range.

I was kind of hoping something like the A10 would be good option, to add a modest GPU, and get better performance, than i3, and the same GPU, as you can link some gpu's, in crossfire, with A10's iGPU. Doesn't seem to be the case, though, if this is correct.<a http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/46157-amd-a10-5800k-d... /a>. Seems A10 only REALLY wins, compared to i3, if you are only using onboard graphics.
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