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atx fx 4300 & gpu vs itx a10 7850k

Hey guys,

I've spent the last year researching computers so as to prepare for a build of my own, but I've come to a bit of a stalemate in choosing how this configuration is going to go and I was hoping to get some of your insight.

A big factor that has to be taken into consideration with this build is that I'm starting University this september and am looking to build a pc that I can bring home with me during the holidays, and though the size of the pc doesn't really make that much of a difference an itx build would make my life that little bit easier, but is it worth giving up performance for a better form factor.

in terms of the build I have two configurations that I have decided will work for me:
One is an atx build featuring:

Cpu: amd fx 4300

Mobo: msi 970 gaming

RAM: Corsair vengeance 1600mhz cl9 2x4gb

Gpu: xfx radeon hd 7870

Case: bitfenix neos

And the other is an itx build featuring:

Cpu: amd a10 7850k

Mobo: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+

Ram: G.skills ares series 2400mhz cl 11 2x4gb

Case: coolermaster elite 120


I apologise for my bad grammar, and I really appreciate any input you have on this build, even if it is to say that both considerations are horrific :)
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  1. Does the build 2 not have a dedicated gpu? Just the onboard?
  2. Best answer
    TheMozzieBytes said:
    Hey guys,

    I've spent the last year researching computers so as to prepare for a build of my own, but I've come to a bit of a stalemate in choosing how this configuration is going to go and I was hoping to get some of your insight.

    A big factor that has to be taken into consideration with this build is that I'm starting University this september and am looking to build a pc that I can bring home with me during the holidays, and though the size of the pc doesn't really make that much of a difference an itx build would make my life that little bit easier, but is it worth giving up performance for a better form factor.

    in terms of the build I have two configurations that I have decided will work for me:
    One is an atx build featuring:

    Cpu: amd fx 4300

    Mobo: msi 970 gaming

    RAM: Corsair vengeance 1600mhz cl9 2x4gb

    Gpu: xfx radeon hd 7870

    Case: bitfenix neos

    And the other is an itx build featuring:

    Cpu: amd a10 7850k

    Mobo: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+

    Ram: G.skills ares series 2400mhz cl 11 2x4gb

    Case: coolermaster elite 120


    I apologise for my bad grammar, and I really appreciate any input you have on this build, even if it is to say that both considerations are horrific :)


    Go for the CPU+GPU build, it will kick the living shit out of the APU.
    Your games will run smoother and you will be playing games at decent levels much longer, also if you are worried about the fx 4300's performance DONT. CPU Bottlenecks from that CPU (which is a good gaming CPU) will only come into effect in very select games like planetside 2, in games like Battlefield 4 the CPU only becomes the bottleneck when you move to really low end dual cores.
  3. What cpu would you recommend for planetside 2 then?
  4. TheMozzieBytes said:
    What cpu would you recommend for planetside 2 then?


    Well planetside 2 is one hell of a CPU dependant game, i would go for atleast an i5, and if possible an i7.
    Saying that though unless you plan on playing Planetside 2 alot i would not bother and stick with your current rig.
  5. If you can spend the extra get Build 1, EXCEPT get an FX 6300 vs the FX 4300
  6. Thank you for the help ^_^ that's really useful
  7. I've decided to go with an fx 6300 because my budget isn't large enough for an i5, thank you guys both for the help. I'm really grateful
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