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#27
So im looking at this board for my daughter http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=970 Extreme3 . Comments?
A Trinity APU might be more suited able for your needs. Maybe consider something like:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131882
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

Which would be a good starting point. If she needs more power the board does support crossfire so you could either later down the road get a nicer video card or one you could run crossfire with the APU, like this:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127599

We'll i've changed my mind, im going Intel for this build for the fact i dont want to spend more money for a gfx card, with a Core i5 3550 i can use the onboard for awhile.
That's more of a reason to buy an APU and not go with Intel. The Trinity APU costs 130 CAD and has graphics that are reasonably more powerful than Intels while still being able to run crossfire with certain GPUs. When my daughter gets old enough (shes 7 months, so she has a little ways to go. :p) to start using the computer and playing games an APU-like solution is most likely what I would start her out with if I were in your position. AMD might not be the fastest but they know how to play the cost effectiveness game and APUs are quite a bang for your buck.
 
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That's more of a reason to buy an APU and not go with Intel. The Trinity APU costs 130 CAD and has graphics that are reasonably more powerful than Intels while still being able to run crossfire with certain GPUs.
The reason im not buying a gfx card off the bat is that I plan to replace my 6870 with a 7870 and drop the 6870 into this build. As i said before WCG is most important and a 5800K APU doesnt really suit my needs.

Ya the build is for my kid but I intend to use this rig at times too and dont want there to be too much of a drop in perf. compared to my current rig.
 

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The reason im not buying a gfx card off the bat is that I plan to replace my 6870 with a 7870 and drop the 6870 into this build. As i said before WCG is most important and a 5800K APU doesnt really suit my needs.

Ya the build is for my kid but I intend to use this rig at times too and dont want there to be too much of a drop in perf. compared to my current rig.
Unless I'm mistaken (and I don't think I am,) you can crunch on the iGPU on Trinity. That's going to give you a lot more PPD than the i3 will. the 7770 and the 6870 both crunching is a lot of PPD if you think about it.
 
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That's going to give you a lot more PPD than the i3 will.
i5 3550 3.4ghz quad core. I'd just rather Core i5 over a 5800K APU. Im used to the performance of the i5 2400 so the 3550 or even 3450 will be just as good and on this rig the CPU can crunch 24/7 as opposed to my main rig that crunches when im not gaming.
 

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i5 3550 3.4ghz quad core. I'd just rather Core i5 over a 5800K APU. Im used to the performance of the i5 2400 so the 3550 or even 3450 will be just as good and on this rig the CPU can crunch 24/7 as opposed to my main rig that crunches when im not gaming.
You make it sound like the 5800k is significantly slower when it isn't. :confused:
 
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You make it sound like the 5800k is significantly slower when it isn't.
Its not that at all, im just not familiar with anything AMD since my X2 240 :eek: So lets say I consider the 5800K, what motherboard would you suggest? http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?cPath=26_1156&bsort=0&brand=0&price=2&location=0 I dont intend to use 2 GFX cards so would an A 75 be a better choice over A 85 ? I really would like to spend only $100 before taxes.

I really like AsRock, so what about this board http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_1156&item_id=053380 ?
 

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That ASRock board looks beastly!
 

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It looks reasonable to me. :rockout:
 
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Ok, im going to have them ship one to my location :D
 
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Looking for recommendations on 1866mhz DDR 3 ram to use with the A10 5800K.
 
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I only shop at Newegg.ca or Canada Computers :D I will look for that kit at the aforementioned places
 

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So i went a different route :p Got an EVGA z77 FTW for $93+ tax. im thinking a 3570K will fit nicely.
 
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can anyone suggest cooling under $40 for a 3570K? Im looking to overclock to a max of 4ghz.
 

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I was leaning towards the CM Hyper 212 evo. Price is right and reviews are good too
 

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#44
I was leaning towards the CM Hyper 212 evo. Price is right and reviews are good too
Plenty of people seem to like it. The Zalman is all copper which is a nice perk. My 9900 cools my SB-E pretty well, so far Zalman has yet to fail me. I've never used a CM cooler so I can't comment on it.
 

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#45
I was leaning towards the CM Hyper 212 evo. Price is right and reviews are good too
Grab a Xigmatek Night Hawk- they work great (I have 2 of them) and the Black color will look really sharp on that board :toast:

The Xig Gaia is almost as good and half the price of a Night Hawk (2-3C difference in temps)

Both of these can cool an overclocked Bulldozer so I'm pretty sure they will do fine for your setup ;)
 
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#46
I was leaning towards the CM Hyper 212 evo. Price is right and reviews are good too
+1 for the 212 evo.Have one, love it!best value for money and does a great job! I recommend it.



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#47
Ive got a friend with a 3570k with a hyper 212 plus, it would get up around 82c in prime95 overnight. I also have a friend with a 3570k and a zalman 9900 cooler, and his only gets to like 70. I think the one with the 212 was clocked 600mhz higher though; (4.0ghz and 4.6 ) the zalmans look awesome, but hyper 212s have good bang for buck
 
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Zalman does well for me. It's a little cooler in my office right now putting the ambient temp it at maybe somewhere between 19 and 21 degrees Celsius.
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#49
would a 2500K be a good choice too? They are $199 at my computer store and that seems like a better deal than a 3570K for $229.
 
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Tigerdirect has 3570k for $219. Little difference. Black friday is coming up too, Id wait and see if anything good happens