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ArkTheYO

FIRST BUILD-HTPC!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all,

I selected the below processor and graphic card accompanied with 8gb ram to make up my first HTPC which ill be using to game a little( basically more of multiplayer games such as FIFA 16):

  • AMD A10 7870K
  • NVIDIA GEFORCE 750 Ti 1 GB

Please say if the above are suitable for the purposes mentioned above! Thanks in advance!

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dude get a used graphics card instead so you can much better quality for same price!


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3 minutes ago, ArkTheYO said:

@21rkosta by that u mean to get a used 750ti?

I think what he means is that you can get a used 950 for the price of a 750ti brand new.


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1 minute ago, ArkTheYO said:

@molude Oh! But getting a used graphic card where i live is too damn tough or nearly impossible!

Then the 750ti should be perfect for some light gaming.


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1 minute ago, ArkTheYO said:

@molude I mainly aim at playing FIFA 16 and some multiplayer games. Is the processor perfect?

Such a beefy APU should run that kind of game no problem.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@molude Yeah thats why i opted for more SYSTEM R.A.M. , but in the past i was told it lacks in computing performance but i guess if i am using it in HTPC build , it should be fine!

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3 minutes ago, ArkTheYO said:

@molude Do you think this build is worth all the money i am putting , ie. if i am making perfect use of my money?

That's a hard question, because I don't now how are the prices there in the Middle East, or what components do you have available. For example, are those ~400$ only for the GPU and the APU, or for the whole build? Because in Spain both of them cost around 246€.


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1 minute ago, ArkTheYO said:

@molude well yes things are real expensive here u know!

I would highly recommend you whatched this video (although it's in a weird llanguage), because it shows the performance of that exact APU in FIFA 16:

Actually, yours should run a bit smoother.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@molude Yes i guess mine should run better due to the fact that i am using a 750Ti, so yeah i guess it should work out ! Thanks a lot for your help! Though can u tell me what all to keep in my mind when i am planning to buy a gaming processor to play multiplayer games! Thanks in advance

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5 minutes ago, ArkTheYO said:

@molude Yes i guess mine should run better due to the fact that i am using a 750Ti, so yeah i guess it should work out ! Thanks a lot for your help! Though can u tell me what all to keep in my mind when i am planning to buy a gaming processor to play multiplayer games! Thanks in advance

Do you mean for a future build?


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The APU isn't really necessary, really isn't even that great of an idea when you've got a GPU. I'd either get an AMD GPU to crossfire, or get a cheaper processor like an 860K and a slightly better graphics card. Even a 2GB 750 Ti would be a big improvement.


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20 minutes ago, ArkTheYO said:

@moludeNo,I  just wanted to know!

Fine!

I'm no expert, but I'd say that the most important thing is to keep it simple, there's no real need for a i7 10 core processor, anything higher than 4 cores will make almost no difference at all (For gaming at least).

Another thing to consider is that higher clocks mean little to nothing, a i5- 6400 at 2.7GHz completely demolishes a 3.8GHz fx-4300.

You really need to see benchmarks of real-world performance, because some processors look too good on paper.

There's no real "rule of thumb" to follow with processors, just try to gather information about them, before buying.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@molude Thanks a ton!

@aisle9 Would FIFA run really smooth! cause even the config. i have stated doesnt qualify the recommended specifications required! Please do reply Thanks!

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9 minutes ago, ArkTheYO said:

@molude Thanks a ton!

@aisle9 Would FIFA run really smooth! cause even the config. i have stated doesnt qualify the recommended specifications required! Please do reply Thanks!

In most cases, the graphics card is more important than the processor. I've never played FIFA and can't comment on that, by general rule is that 25-35% of a gaming build budget should go to the GPU, depending on overall budget and the games you want to play.


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