A10-5800K or G850 for $350 build?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mbWl

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lZa8

Which will offer better performance? In passmark, apparently the A10 scores almost double what the G850 does. As for the graphics cards, I can't find any direct comparisons. Building it for my little brother who is saving his money. The most demanding game he'll be playing is probably Skyrim, and that's at 1280x1024. I want it to be as prepared as possible for better games, though, so the more the better. He's fine with any settings as long as it's >25 fps. He's coming from Intel HD Graphics 4500M :kaola: . I don't need windows. Thanks.
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  1. I'd go with the A10. It overclocks well and it's integrated GPU is like no other. Even the newest Pentium processor, Pentium G2120 it outperforms in everything. ( http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/A8-5800K-vs-Pentium-G2120-CPU-Review/1656 )

    Get the Trinity CPU for sure.
  2. For $350 a decent GPU is not possible, so since the A10 has the best iGPU it would be he better option. If you go with the A10 you could get a 6670 and use dual graphics later down the road. I am going to see if i can throw together a build real quick. Can someone check me on the 6670, I'm not really sure if that is the right card.
  3. forr3zt said:
    For $350 a decent GPU is not possible, so since the A10 has the best iGPU it would be he better option. If you go with the A10 you could get a 6670 and use dual graphics later down the road. I am going to see if i can throw together a build real quick. Can someone check me on the 6670, I'm not really sure if that is the right card.


    6670 is it. And he mostly plays minecraft and MvM on team fortress 2. So he really doesn't need more power.
  4. if you look at my sig rig you will see a cheap pentium dual core and a discrete radeon 7750 outperforms an A10 with 6670 at a lower price point
    speaking of skyrim i get 40-45 fps at ultra quality settings at 1440*900.
    i bet trinity wouldn't be able to manage 30.
  5. Get a Pentium G630 with a 6770. Brings your cost down to about the same, but offers better gaming performance.

    A10 - $130
    G630 - $62
    HD 6770 - ~$85
  6. Assuming that we are playing WoW in these following settings:-
    1920x1080 resolution
    All ultra, except shadows set to high
    DirectX 11 mode, WoW 64-bit client
    Multisampling 1x, Anisotropic Filtering Trilinear
    Playing in a 25-man raid / crowded cities. Anywhere else? Let's just say high enough FPS
    These are all minimum expected FPS, but may fluctuate on various factors
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    Build1:-
    CPU: AMD A10-5800k
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO
    Motherboard: Any A75 based motherboard, strongly recommending OC-friendly ones
    RAM: Any 2 x 4GB RAM while keeping my notes (DDR3-2133, 1.5v)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 400W
    Hard Drive: Cheap 500GB or -smaller- if you are fine with it.
    DVD Drive: Cheap DVD burner
    Case: Cheap ATX mid-tower case, but must support tall CPU tower coolers and have at least 2 fans

    Example build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lg7t

    Estimated cost: ~$475
    Estimated FPS in WoW: ~30
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    ** Build 0: Absolute MAXIMUM CHEAPEST Build
    Warning: Take this build ONLY and ONLY IF you will upgrade the CPU down the road. If not, take the above Trinity build.

    CPU: Celeron G540
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS
    RAM: Any 2 x 4GB RAM while keeping my notes (DDR3-1333, 1.5v)
    Graphics: Radeon HD 6670 (It MUST mention that it is GDDR5 in the name/VRAM)
    Power Supply: Seasonic SS-350ET 350W
    Hard Drive: Cheap 500GB or -smaller- if you are fine with it.
    DVD Drive: Cheap DVD burner
    Case: Cheap ATX mid-tower case with at least 1 fan

    Example Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hQQ4

    Estimated cost: ~$375
    Estimated FPS in WoW: ~30
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    ** Build 1: Tight Budget Build
    Warning: Take this build ONLY and ONLY IF you will upgrade the CPU down the road. If not, take the above Trinity build.

    CPU: Pentium G850
    Motherboard: Any B75 motherboard
    RAM: Any 2 x 4GB RAM while keeping my notes (DDR3-1600, 1.5v)
    Graphics: Radeon HD 7770
    Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W or other similar power supplies
    Hard Drive: Cheap 500GB
    DVD Drive: Cheap DVD burner
    Case: Cheap ATX mid-tower case with at least 2 fans

    Example Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kfIb

    Estimated cost: ~$485
    Estimated FPS in WoW: ~40

    All those builds get Good FPS on WOW MAXED OUT 1920x1080 so he can probably play skyrim 1280x1024 no lagg :)
  7. If you go with Custompc's pentium g850 build and get a z77 motherboard, then upgrading to an ivy bridge i5 would be an option later down the road.
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