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February 2, 2013 11:55:03 PM

Which of these 2 builds is better for gaming and will be able to be upgraded in the future?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B44V

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B1jZ

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February 2, 2013 11:57:52 PM

The i5 build by far.
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February 2, 2013 11:58:54 PM

^ agreed, how can u compare an APU to an i5?
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February 3, 2013 12:02:26 AM

I'm new to this stuff but I kinda figured they didn't compare and i just wanted to make sure, thanks for help guys
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February 3, 2013 12:39:40 AM

Actually - neither. Don't bother purchasing a low power i5 and the Trinity is a capable CPU but it's not really meant for hardcore gaming.

This would be a better build for $600:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $631.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 21:39 EST-0500)

Or:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $636.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 21:40 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2013 12:46:28 AM

Let's take a look real quick....

Discrete GPU > APU
Intel i5 > APU
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February 3, 2013 12:50:50 AM

peenutz47 said:
Which of these 2 builds is better for gaming and will be able to be upgraded in the future?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B44V

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B1jZ


First build is perfect, the i5 is the best option.
Don't get either the FX-6300 or the i3, the i5 is better, it's performance is equal to the other i5 at stock, the only thing missing is the on die gpu, you won't be needing it, some even want the cpus without on die gpu, also it has a lower power consumption, that i5 isn't crippled, and it has a promo code, which in the end it costs down to 169.99$.
I'd get it without thinking twice.
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February 3, 2013 3:19:58 AM

i5 build.

for shur

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February 3, 2013 3:22:42 AM

"Here is where the i5-3350P really impresses; with a load power consumption of 88 watts compared to 117 watts on the 3770K and 197 watts (!!) on the AMD FX-8150 the Core i5-3350P makes a fantastic low power consuming CPU. To reiterate - the Core i5-3350P uses 110 watts LESS POWER than the FX-8150 while outperforming it in many cases. Crap."

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/Intel-Core-i5-3...
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/Intel-Core-i5-3...

The i5-3350p is fine for an i5, there's no point in getting an i3 dual core or the FX-6300.
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February 3, 2013 4:56:35 AM

djangoringo said:
"Here is where the i5-3350P really impresses; with a load power consumption of 88 watts compared to 117 watts on the 3770K and 197 watts (!!) on the AMD FX-8150 the Core i5-3350P makes a fantastic low power consuming CPU. To reiterate - the Core i5-3350P uses 110 watts LESS POWER than the FX-8150 while outperforming it in many cases. Crap."

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/Intel-Core-i5-3...
http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/Intel-Core-i5-3...

The i5-3350p is fine for an i5, there's no point in getting an i3 dual core or the FX-6300.


Really? That's surprising. I usually thought low powered CPUs traded features for power but that doesn't seem to be the case.
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February 3, 2013 2:35:50 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B44E
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B44E/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B44E/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $815.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 11:35 EST-0500)

h77 for 12$ more worth it
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