[Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - Printable Version
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[Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D - eskro - 2011-11-18 08:36
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[CPU+iGPU] AMD A8-3850 4x2.9GHz HD6550D FM1 100W ($135 + $0)
[MOBO] ASRock A75M FM1 CIR USB3.0 SATAIII UEFI μATX ($75 + $0)
[CASE] SILVERSTONE ML03B μATX ($60 + $0)
[PSU] SeaSonic SS-400ET 80+ Bronze 400W ATX12V ($43 + $9)
** A8-3850 CPU supports up to DDR3-1866MHz memory sticks **
- toymachine2009 - 2011-11-18 08:53
Wow this so cheap I want one! Haha quick question.. How come you guys never include the price of cables or anything in your builds?
- eskro - 2011-11-18 09:15
because many have some at home so,
having a general idea of your actual HTPC price tag is more important...
getting cables is cheap nowadays..
- T800 - 2011-11-18 09:18
Between my i3 build and my E35M1 Deluxe (both in my sig) build how would this perform?
- eskro - 2011-11-18 09:23
well it'll literally destroy the Asus E35M1-I Deluxe build thats for sure!
i mean, the FUSION E-350 platform is fair, cheap, but cant compete against the A8-3850!!
now your I3-540 is pretty strong,
if you check its CPU passmark here http://goo.gl/SW5S3
2848 is fairly powerful!
but A8-3850's passmark is 5603! http://goo.gl/BGqfg
pretty much double strength/muscles to me!
- T800 - 2011-11-18 09:25
Is there any reason to get i3 build over the A8-3850?
- eskro - 2011-11-18 09:30
as of today, i'd say Flip to i3 CPU if your after serious hardcore heavy gaming with your HTPC..
because if your only gonna play emulators up to N64 or Dreamcast,
A8-3850 handles those without a hitch!
And it handles even more!
have you checked the A8-3850's gaming video review?
see it here --> A8-3850 Gaming Performance Comparison
- toymachine2009 - 2011-11-18 09:40
So this build can play 1080p and 3D no problem? Basically this APU is a quad core CPU and an HD6550 graphic card mixed into one? So this would be the same as buying a quad core CPU and an hd6550 gpu separately correct?
I'm looking to build one more htpc and I can spend around $450 but if anything more than this is overkill why spend more..
- eskro - 2011-11-18 09:43
its almost as powerful as having a quad core CPU + a separate HD6550 gpu....
its less pricey
less power hungry
and its perfect for HTPC use!!!
- toymachine2009 - 2011-11-18 09:51
eskro Wrote:its almost as powerful as having a quad core CPU + a separate HD6550 gpu....
Got it thanks!