AMD A10 5800k & Radeon 6670 Vs Intel Pentium G860 & Radeon 7770

I now have a lower budget since i'm purchasing a PS:Vita for portable gameplay.

I'm debating between the AMD build i've come up with and the Intel build I have come up with.

AMD:

CPU: AMD A10 5800k

MOBO: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS

GPU: Radeon 6670 DDR3 1GB (I know GDDR5 is faster)

RAM: 8GB DDR3 RAM @ 1866Mhz

PSU: CX 430M 430w

CASE: Core 1000

Storage: Some 160gb 7200RPM (Laying around in my basement)

Intel:

CPU: Pentium G860 @3.0Ghz

MOBO: MSI H61M-P31/W8 1155

GPU: Radeon 7770 1GB @1050Mhz

RAM: 4GB DDR3 Corsair Vengance Black

PSU: CX 430M 430w

CASE: Core 1000

Storage: Same as AMD build

Not sure which one is better. The intel build comes to $360 after MIR and shipping but includes Far Cry 3/Blood Dragon. The AMD build comes to $424 after MIR and shipping but includes Sims City. Any help will be very much appreciated.
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  1. The AMD

    make sure that is a 2 x 4 gig dual channel RAM kit
  2. That Intel build would certainly win out as far as gaming performance is concerned. The thing about buying an A10 AND a dedicated graphics card is that AMD have designed and priced it to be used with the integrated one, and hence more of your budget is being spent on the (basically unused) integrated GPU.

    M
  3. marshallbradley said:
    That Intel build would certainly win out as far as gaming performance is concerned. The thing about buying an A10 AND a dedicated graphics card is that AMD have designed and priced it to be used with the integrated one, and hence more of your budget is being spent on the (basically unused) integrated GPU.

    M


    The intel may win in older games and lower resolutions but it will fail miserably in more advanced games

    You may be right about using an FX 4300 / AM3+ mb / and a 7770 though .It coulb be cheaper and potentially game better than the APU, and much better than the intel
  4. Outlander_04 said:
    marshallbradley said:
    That Intel build would certainly win out as far as gaming performance is concerned. The thing about buying an A10 AND a dedicated graphics card is that AMD have designed and priced it to be used with the integrated one, and hence more of your budget is being spent on the (basically unused) integrated GPU.

    M


    The intel may win in older games and lower resolutions but it will fail miserably in more advanced games

    You may be right about using an FX 4300 / AM3+ mb / and a 7770 though .It coulb be cheaper and potentially game better than the APU, and much better than the intel


    Thanks for the feedback, but why the 4300? The 6100 is apparently a great chip, cheaper, and more cores. Why is the 4300 so good? I see that you recommend it in almost every CPU argument and i'm curious.
  5. antixher025 said:
    Outlander_04 said:
    marshallbradley said:
    That Intel build would certainly win out as far as gaming performance is concerned. The thing about buying an A10 AND a dedicated graphics card is that AMD have designed and priced it to be used with the integrated one, and hence more of your budget is being spent on the (basically unused) integrated GPU.

    M


    The intel may win in older games and lower resolutions but it will fail miserably in more advanced games

    You may be right about using an FX 4300 / AM3+ mb / and a 7770 though .It coulb be cheaper and potentially game better than the APU, and much better than the intel


    Thanks for the feedback, but why the 4300? The 6100 is apparently a great chip, cheaper, and more cores. Why is the 4300 so good? I see that you recommend it in almost every CPU argument and i'm curious.



    The 6100 is a better cpu than the 4300 , but the 6300 is better again . Its often available for $130 and will easily clock to 4.2 GHz on the stock cooler

    A motherboard with a 970 series chipset . The Asrock Extreme 3 , or Asus M5A97 R2.0 or gigabyte equivalent . Avoid the MSI boards
  6. Outlander_04 said:
    antixher025 said:
    Outlander_04 said:
    marshallbradley said:
    That Intel build would certainly win out as far as gaming performance is concerned. The thing about buying an A10 AND a dedicated graphics card is that AMD have designed and priced it to be used with the integrated one, and hence more of your budget is being spent on the (basically unused) integrated GPU.

    M


    The intel may win in older games and lower resolutions but it will fail miserably in more advanced games

    You may be right about using an FX 4300 / AM3+ mb / and a 7770 though .It coulb be cheaper and potentially game better than the APU, and much better than the intel


    Thanks for the feedback, but why the 4300? The 6100 is apparently a great chip, cheaper, and more cores. Why is the 4300 so good? I see that you recommend it in almost every CPU argument and i'm curious.



    The 6100 is a better cpu than the 4300 , but the 6300 is better again . Its often available for $130 and will easily clock to 4.2 GHz on the stock cooler

    A motherboard with a 970 series chipset . The Asrock Extreme 3 , or Asus M5A97 R2.0 or gigabyte equivalent . Avoid the MSI boards


    Ah I see.
  7. This is probably a better build than the others i'm just curious on what you guys think of it.

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 six-core Bundle w/ASRock 970 EXTREME3

    MOBO: ASRock 970 EXTREME3

    GPU: Radeon 7770 GDDR5 1GB

    RAM: 4GB DDR3 RAM @ 1600

    PSU: CX 500 500w

    CASE: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

    Storage: Some 160gb 7200RPM (Laying around in my basement)

    Plus I get Far Cry 3/Blood Dragon with $70 in MIR's which comes out to $429.90 after shipping and MIR's which is only $15 over my budget!
  8. Its a decent platform for upgrading and it will game better than the other options .
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