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A10-5800K or G850 for $350 build?

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November 1, 2012 11:53:08 PM

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.
November 2, 2012 12:10:38 AM

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.
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November 2, 2012 12:20:27 AM

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.
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November 2, 2012 5:46:20 AM

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.
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November 2, 2012 10:31:13 AM

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
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November 2, 2012 11:49:48 AM

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 :) 
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November 2, 2012 10:52:44 PM

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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