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Old July 3, 2013, 07:25 PM
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I got my hands on a couple xbox 360 controllers, with a dead xbox i scrapped, so I've decided to upgrade my media center so that i can do some casual gaming on it here and there. need for speed, ridge racer, stuff I don't mind using a controller for in the comfort of my couch

Question is, do i go for the A10-6700 or the A10-6800K

I'm liking the A10-6700 because its rated 65w, which is only 20w higher than the current Athlon X2 5050e, but doesn't require a discrete graphics card which probably makes up the different in overall system power draw

But the A10-6800K is more readily available at a difference of 3-4$, and I'm figuring I can just as easily limit the cpu multiplier to keep the temps down, and possibly overclock the graphics core slightly to keep it in range, though I can do the same with the A10-6700 realistically, lower multipler and higher gpu frequency

now unless the 6700's binned for lower wattage, then I dunno?

the option of adding a discrete graphics card is not up for discussion, i've done my research, my 32" TV runs at 720p, from what I see, the A10's IGP will be more than sufficient for this system to give me the balance of cpu and graphics power that I want out of it
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Old July 3, 2013, 07:35 PM
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I would get the 6800K because it gives you more freedom in terms of performance plus it's pretty much the same price as the 6700. You can always underclock/volt the 6800K, or go the other way if you feel like you need it.
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Old July 3, 2013, 11:31 PM
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that's kind of what i was thinking, the 6800K offers a little more flexibility, not that I'll take advantage anytime soon, but it's there
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Go for the A10-5800K. The difference in performance is marginal and the 5800K is going on sale rather frequently now that the 6800K has come along. Save your $40-odd and put it towards something else.
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well, I'm going to the store tomorrow (today?), the have the 6800k in stock and on sale for only 10$ more than the 5800k, the difference is negligible, may as well get the 6800k.
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Old July 4, 2013, 01:38 AM
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well, I'm going to the store tomorrow (today?), the have the 6800k in stock and on sale for only 10$ more than the 5800k, the difference is negligible, may as well get the 6800k.
Yea, for $10 more, it's a no brainer. Tell us how the setup works for you once you get it all up and running.
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Old July 4, 2013, 11:17 PM
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just posted a new thread for the build

HTPC a la A10

I ended up going with the 6800K since it was on sale. I used the catalyst control center or whatever they call it to limit the cpu to a max 3.2. It's more than sufficient for what i need and keeps the temps down with the fans quiet enough that they don't bother me
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