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#1 GDDR5

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 10:30 PM

 I'm coming from a A4-3400, so given its a FM1 and ebay selections these are my options and these are all within 30-40$. I also have a EVGA GT 730 for graphics, so i'm mostly looking to upgrade to a quad core for better gaming and overall performance any suggestions would help a lot. I also only have a 400w power supply not sure if that would a issue.

A8-3800 
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Posted 20 November 2016 - 12:15 AM

The A8-3800 use same power with A4-3400, 65W, so it should be fine. A6-3670K and 3650 use 100W, cooling or power supply can be a problem depending on your system config.


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 12:50 AM

The A8-3800 use same power with A4-3400, 65W, so it should be fine. A6-3670K and 3650 use 100W, cooling or power supply can be a problem depending on your system config.

yeah i was slightly leaning towards the 3800 for that but the 3670k intrigues me because of the ability to overclock but i've never tried anything like that in the past 

here is the configuration i have

MOBO: Biostar A55MH

Memory:2x4gb of ram

1x 500gb 7200HD

1x DVDRW Drive.

GPU: EVGA GT 730

 

it is a rosewill power supply though so maybe i shouldn't push my luck.



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Posted 20 November 2016 - 01:22 AM

400W is enough to power the 3670k but because of the high TDP and the increased voltage if you want to overclock than cooling can be a problem. If you haven't try to overclock CPU before I recommend that you do this at risk, and not to push the clock speed too high.


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 01:52 AM

400W is enough to power the 3670k but because of the high TDP and the increased voltage if you want to overclock than cooling can be a problem. If you haven't try to overclock CPU before I recommend that you do this at risk, and not to push the clock speed too high.

well lets say i don't overclock at all is the 3670k a better cpu then the a8-3800? even if i ever did overclock i would only want to get to 3.0ghz and stop, but i'm sort of scared to even attempt overclocking.



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Posted 20 November 2016 - 02:02 AM

 

400W is enough to power the 3670k but because of the high TDP and the increased voltage if you want to overclock than cooling can be a problem. If you haven't try to overclock CPU before I recommend that you do this at risk, and not to push the clock speed too high.

well lets say i don't overclock at all is the 3670k a better cpu then the a8-3800? even if i ever did overclock i would only want to get to 3.0ghz and stop, but i'm sort of scared to even attempt overclocking.

 

From various benchmark, the performance of these CPU is about the same, there is only minimal differences, in normal use it is hard to notice it.


Edited by batman1234, 20 November 2016 - 02:03 AM.

CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 02:27 AM

 

 

400W is enough to power the 3670k but because of the high TDP and the increased voltage if you want to overclock than cooling can be a problem. If you haven't try to overclock CPU before I recommend that you do this at risk, and not to push the clock speed too high.

well lets say i don't overclock at all is the 3670k a better cpu then the a8-3800? even if i ever did overclock i would only want to get to 3.0ghz and stop, but i'm sort of scared to even attempt overclocking.

 

From various benchmark, the performance of these CPU is about the same, there is only minimal differences, in normal use it is hard to notice it.

 

alright well thanks you've been a life saver



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Posted 20 November 2016 - 02:33 AM

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When you have any problems feel free to ask me.


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