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December 8, 2012 11:31:07 AM

My first post, hope I chose the right forum category:) 

I'm planning on getting an A10 5800K and no discrete graphics card. I've read that AMD recommends the A85 motherboard for their A10 5800K but i don't need all the extra features. I understand it only has sata 3gb/s and usb 2.0 but i don't mind. Just wondering if it would bottleneck the gaming performance in any way at full load compared to the a75 or a85. I want to undervolt it and/or overclock the integrated graphics frequency a bit. I plan on playing starcraft 2 at about medium settings on 1260/780 or so.

Newegg has deals on an a10 with all 3 different gigabyte motherboard combo deals. Are they a good brand motherboard?

Also gonna get 8 gigs of Ripjaw 1866 ram . Was wondering if they were also a good brand. Seems their latency timings are tighter then the average. Although i guess i can just change them manually anyway.

3 questions in one but i like to save space:) 

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December 8, 2012 3:34:48 PM

Avoid A55 mobo, A75 is good enough.
Gigabyte is good brand.
G.skill is a good one too, make sure you get low profile ram like ares.
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December 8, 2012 9:30:32 PM

butremor said:
Avoid A55 mobo, A75 is good enough.
Gigabyte is good brand.
G.skill is a good one too, make sure you get low profile ram like ares.


A55 is the motherboard for socket FM1 CPUs. FM2 CPUs use the A85/A75 chipset. If you want a specific recommendation I'd suggest one of these:

- Asrock A75FM2 Pro 4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For RAM you don't really need 1866MHz, 1600 will do fine, get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 8, 2012 10:07:31 PM

Instead of the A10 5800k, I'd recommend getting the Celeron G540 and a Radeon HD 7750. It will give you much better performance for the same price.
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December 9, 2012 3:04:07 AM

Pingypoker said:
Instead of the A10 5800k, I'd recommend getting the Celeron G540 and a Radeon HD 7750. It will give you much better performance for the same price.


Why would you recommend a Celeron over Trinity? Take away the integrated graphics, Trinity has an unlocked multiplier and is a very overclock friendly CPU where the Celeron isn't.

Not even remotely close to the same level of performance: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/675?vs=72
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December 9, 2012 5:09:45 AM

Deelish said:
A55 Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

It says it's an FM2 socket. Also, does it matter that it is small form factor? I can't tell any difference between this and the larger ones.


That's a mATX board though - I'd get a full one for a desktop build.
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December 9, 2012 6:00:25 AM

Deelish said:
My first post, hope I chose the right forum category:) 

I'm planning on getting an A10 5800K and no discrete graphics card. I've read that AMD recommends the A85 motherboard for their A10 5800K but i don't need all the extra features. I understand it only has sata 3gb/s and usb 2.0 but i don't mind. Just wondering if it would bottleneck the gaming performance in any way at full load compared to the a75 or a85. I want to undervolt it and/or overclock the integrated graphics frequency a bit. I plan on playing starcraft 2 at about medium settings on 1260/780 or so.

Newegg has deals on an a10 with all 3 different gigabyte motherboard combo deals. Are they a good brand motherboard?

Also gonna get 8 gigs of Ripjaw 1866 ram . Was wondering if they were also a good brand. Seems their latency timings are tighter then the average. Although i guess i can just change them manually anyway.

3 questions in one but i like to save space:) 



Get this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and for the RAMs that'll fine.
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December 9, 2012 11:26:40 AM

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