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Should I rely on AMD APU?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by sakis_the_fraud, Dec 20, 2013.

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  1. newtekie1

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    I wasn't talking about the current APU's not having PCI-E 3.0 support. I was saying that any GPU you pair with an APU won't need PCI-E 3.0. It won't matter that Kaveri has PCI-E 3.0 because no GPU you'd pair with a Kaveri APU would actually benefit from PCI-E 3.0.

    Even the R9 290X doesn't really benefit from PCI-E 3.0 in a noticeable way.
     
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    Nice work newtekie, how do I record a game?

    BTW OP can add a 6570/6670 discrete video card to CF with APU right?
     
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    I use MSI Afterburner to record.
     
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    I wanna point out most APU's (I.E my A8-3850) are suitable for 720p gaming. 1920x1080 gaming is more for simple, and/or older games.
    I have a 750k with a 650ti BOOST and that does 1080p without a hitch. That said I STRONGLY recommend a A10 w/ 1866 RAM, or a 750k/G3220 w/ a discrete VGA ($75-100). A 7750 is roughly double the power of the iGPU in the A10's, yes it may cost more, but it's truly a different level.
     
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    here is a small update.

    I waited for the A8 7600 APU, but i changed my mind based on the AMD's delay. Next option, the AMD A10 7700K!

    Then i thought about the rams, and based on this and this, I have chosen the Kingston KHX24C11T3K2/8X (8GB, 512M x 64-Bit x 2 pcs. DDR3-2400 CL11 240-Pin DIMM Kit ).

    Finally, the mobo, I have chosen the ASUS A88XM-PLUS.
     
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    Ok so if you are done with the main component lets move onward, HDD, PSU, CASE+FAN.

    so 400 Euro is roughly = $600.

    hmmm... look at your budget is somewhat similiar to mine when i first visit TPU for advice

    For HDD i recommend
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045

    120GB should do fine with your OS installed and speed booting

    For PSU i recommend 500watt as minimum maybe from corsair or thermaltake or silverstone
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    For Case i will buy 1 set with their fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163200

    Ok, i know this is silly question but, what os do you want to install? 7, 8, or 8.1?
     
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    Nice choices.

    NZXT Source 210 would be a very nice case on a budget, can you get them in Greece?
     
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    Yes I can, but it isn't a "budget" case here (costs ~60€!!!).

    I let my cousin decide for the case, i gave him the basic requirements (fan dimensions drive bays etc) and let him find something that fits his needs and taste.
     
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    Why don't you buy a Haswell Pentium or an Athlon 760K and couple it with a R7 260 or 260X or 265? Skimp on the SSD. It's pointless to buy an SSD for a gaming computer at this low budget.
     
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