Thread: Amd a10-5800k

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    Amd a10-5800k

    I'm thinking replacing my 5 year old computer because quite frankly the load times are terrible and the graphics arent up to par anymore and specially in crowded areas and raids this setup is terrible even with everything on fair. However due to a large dentist bill and a recent moving i'm terribly cash strained.

    My current setup is a
    Core2Duo E6750 with 2GB ram and an ATI 2600XT GPU

    I'm playing at a 1650x1080 resolution. I only play WoW and nothing else. And not planning on playing anything else in the near future.

    Would a setup which uses the AMD A10-5800k with the integrated GPU be a viable option? Or should i really get me a "cheap" ivy bridge dual core like the G860 with an ATI 7770/7850 or even an Nvidia 650Ti?

    Budget is $400ish

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    I would do something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($119.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.87 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $394.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    This does require you to already have a SATA harddrive, as you can't fit that kind of thing into the budget of 400 bucks.

    If you want to go down the AMD route, and/or do not have a harddrive for the intel build, then something like this would work:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M LE Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($70.05 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($78.24 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.87 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $386.13
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    If you decide to add something like an HD 7770 (110-120 dollars) or HD 7850 (160-190 dollars, big jump in power over the 7770), then I think it will run in some sort of hybrid Crossfire with the internal GPU on the processor, but not sure on that.

    Can't guarantee ultra @40FPS, but medium settings should be obtainable.
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    Concerning APUs and Crossfire:
    With the previous generation (e.g. A8-3850) you could only run certain cards in (Hybrid)Crossfire. Only the lower cards from the 6xxx series were possible (HD6450 up to HD6670). Everything above wasn't possible to Crossfire, or didn't give any advantage over using just the discreet card (and disabling the internal gpu). This might be different with the new Trinity APUs, but i don't know...

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    For the APU build, i strongly suggest faster RAM (1600 or even 1833), because it gives a nice boost to the internal gpu.

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    The A10 5800K has an AMD Radeon HD 7660D chip.
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    If you were budget crunched, you don't really need a Caviar Black. A Caviar Blue should suffice. If a HDD is not necessary, then I would fill the price void with a 7750/7770 in Crossfire; this is for the AMD build.

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    Btw. Don't get 1333 speed ram with an APU. If you get 1866(Max ram speed for an apu) You'll gain more FPS in games since the "gpu" on the cpu runs off all your RAM. So get the fastest ram you can for the motherboard

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    A HDD is necessary. To reduce loading times i was thinking of getting a 128GB SSD. And seeing that would be a huge part of my budget, i was considering the A10-5800K for playable 1650x1080 medium detail levels

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    Quote Originally Posted by bommetje View Post
    A HDD is necessary. To reduce loading times i was thinking of getting a 128GB SSD. And seeing that would be a huge part of my budget, i was considering the A10-5800K for playable 1650x1080 medium detail levels
    It's still a bad choice. Even something like this would wipe the floor with it in gaming:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G550 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.94 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $373.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Save up for the SSD later, get mechanical storage now. If you really want it though, you can swap out the mechanical for an $80~ Vertex 3/4 or Agility 4 128GB SSD.
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