New System HELP!!! Tags: New Build Systems Last response: November 9, 2012 2:41 PM in Systems Share thomasd221 November 9, 2012 2:10:34 PM Hi, i need to upgrade my whole system from my ageing core 2 duo platform. I have considered 2 options, one is to get a APU, one is to get a old fashioned CPU+GPU. These are the 2 systems i have in mind. Which one is better? Please don't tell me to go intel because i don't have the money System 1: AMD FX4130 3.8GHz quad core. Asus M5A97 AM3+ 4/8GB's ddr3 Geforce gtx280 1gb ddr3 System 2: AMD Trinity a10 5800k w/ 7760D Graphics. Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H 4/8GB's ddr3 I already have a PSU, hard drive, dvd drive and case. The games i want to play are battlefield 3, just cause 2 and future games like that at 1080P. I am suspecting the 1st system will be better, but someone told me that the APU was better, help!! I also have a problem with one of the builds, system 1, the motherboard has a 8pin cpu connector and my psu only has a 4pin, will it work, the cpu is a used 125W one? Thanks! More about : system excella1221 November 9, 2012 2:14:46 PM How much is your budget exactly? I would get the 2nd build. FX-4130 is a Bulldozer line and they're not very great in gaming. I doubt the GTX280 would be any better than the APU's IGP as well. thomasd221 November 9, 2012 2:23:48 PM Even if i overcocked system 1 to 4.8GHz?!?! And got a GTX285? Also, the motherboard has a 8pin and my psu has a 4pin, will this be a problem?? Thanks! Related resources Need Help (New System) - Forum I need help with choosing a new cooling system. - Forum Help with new system - Forum New System Build, Need Help. - Forum I need help, I'm buying a new PSU and i need to know what is compatible with my system. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer thomasd221 November 9, 2012 2:31:47 PM excella1221 said:How much is your budget exactly? I would get the 2nd build. FX-4130 is a Bulldozer line and they're not very great in gaming. I doubt the GTX280 would be any better than the APU's IGP as well. £160 for cpu, motherboard and graphics card, tight eh? iForum33 November 9, 2012 2:37:01 PM hmm, probably the apu. thomasd221 November 9, 2012 2:41:25 PM iForum33 said:hmm, probably the apu. Really? I'm stunned! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew system is BSOD at random need help finding the cause. Forum SolvedSystem not posting. Maybe I have bad components? help? new build. Forum Solvedshould i buy a new pc or upgrade my old system? urgent help needed? Forum SolvedHelp with new gaming system. Specifically with cooling. Forum SolvedSystem Image Restore Failing After Installing New SSD, Please Help! Forum SolvedHelp building new system Forum SolvedBuild Help! unable to install Windows "unable to create new system partition or locate an existing system partition" Forum SolvedLooking for help with my new pc system Forum SolvedNeed help with new system Forum SolvedNeed help building a new system Forum SolvedNew system, need help to get into budget. Forum SolvedMaking new system HTPC for gaming and steam machine.HELP ): Forum SolvedPlease help with a new system motherboard 1150 Forum Solved[SOLVED] BIG THANKS :) - New system, need some opinions and help please Forum SolvedNeed help, looking at a new system. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !