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November 13, 2016 at 5:13 am #2086
APU build, need a cheap upgrade…
Hi all, just curious if anyone cares to advise on a build something like this: A10-7890K 4.1GHz Quad-Core – System Build – PCPartPicker New Zealand
Plan on using existing case and PSU (replaced not long ago). Kinda on a budget…
Currently my poor old machine is a E8400 w 4GB DDR2, HD5770. CPU/ram appears to bottleneck freaking everything these days, but I suppose it’s had a good run for the last 9 years… originally had an 8800GT.
Figured I’d put the HD5770 in the wife’s machine, as the APU GPU is very similar grunt apparently. I realise 32GB ram is probably overkill, but I’d rather future-proof now as it won’t ever get upgraded.November 13, 2016 at 5:13 am #2087
You haven’t mentioned what GPU you are going to get?
I would save some money on the RAM and put it towards your GPUNovember 13, 2016 at 5:15 am #2088
APU has built in GPU (equiv to HD5770 which I currently use), which would do for now until MrsSnott releases more funds – which is why I’m considering an APU. Fast ram is for the GPU part of the APU(CPU) which it shares, and 32GB is future-proofing. I think I’d be fine with 16GB though to be fair.
edit: perhaps I should be looking at the intel stuff, seems the built-in intel graphics are fairly equivalent…? Ugh I need to bite the bullet and build something decent or it’ll frustrate me I feel.November 13, 2016 at 5:16 am #2089
Built in GPU to me sounds bad.
Good in a L/T
Bad in a tower if you want to game.
As Beavis said, save on the RAM, and spend it on a dedicated GPU.
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