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AMD A Series A6-3670K APU £58.90 @ Amazon
AMD A Series A6-3670K APU £58.90 @ Amazon

AMD A Series A6-3670K APU £58.90 @ Amazon

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Dropped even further, don't forget that AMD are doing £10 cashback on these processors here: amd-promotions.com/pro…asp

Sub-£50 for this processor is a bargain!

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Looks like they price matched pixmania (_;)

Quality CPU (and GPU) for £48.80 with the cashback.

Bargain for this APU, half decent GPU and an unlocked multiplier. Should be decent in a HTPC build.

I ordered yesterday at £64 and its just been dispatched ive contacted Amazon about a refund im not happy.

polly69

I ordered yesterday at £64 and its just been dispatched ive contacted … I ordered yesterday at £64 and its just been dispatched ive contacted Amazon about a refund im not happy.



LOL.

will this work ok with games?
battlefild 3 COD W3?

rubenm85

will this work ok with games?battlefild 3 COD W3?



youtube.com/wat…dak

Amazon have agreed to refund the difference so all happy again a 4 core cpu for under £50 with cashback, this is going to build a NAS drive i already have 8gb of corsair 1600mhz memory in a box doing nothing, i had the 4 bay Netgear and it blew up inside its first full day of use so the £160 refund im building another PC to do it, my aim is to keep it as low on power as possible and quiet. I know the watts is going to be way more than a NAS but its more reliable and you can plug what ever in and share it without issue and if the PC goes down my data will be accessible. I will be able to build a pretty good machine for under £200 using the best stuff you cant go wrong with this CPU its a steal.


rubenm85

will this work ok with games?battlefild 3 COD W3?



You can easily overclock the CPU and GPU and get a better frame rate, my understanding is is that this can play all games at low to medium detail without much hassle you wont need a discrete graphics card and in the future if you find its not working you can pick up a 6670 or the like and crosssfire it with the APU.

Banned

polly69

Amazon have agreed to refund the difference so all happy again a 4 core … Amazon have agreed to refund the difference so all happy again a 4 core cpu for under £50 with cashback, this is going to build a NAS drive i already have 8gb of corsair 1600mhz memory in a box doing nothing, i had the 4 bay Netgear and it blew up inside its first full day of use so the £160 refund im building another PC to do it, my aim is to keep it as low on power as possible and quiet. I know the watts is going to be way more than a NAS but its more reliable and you can plug what ever in and share it without issue and if the PC goes down my data will be accessible. I will be able to build a pretty good machine for under £200 using the best stuff you cant go wrong with this CPU its a steal.You can easily overclock the CPU and GPU and get a better frame rate, my understanding is is that this can play all games at low to medium detail without much hassle you wont need a discrete graphics card and in the future if you find its not working you can pick up a 6670 or the like and crosssfire it with the APU.



Should have bought a HP Microserver, £250 but with £100 cashback. The PSU is 120 watts and I think it only uses about 70 watts at full load, you can fit 5 drives in there with a bit of tweaking. ebuyer.com/281…421

jim157

Bargain for this APU, half decent GPU and an unlocked multiplier. Should … Bargain for this APU, half decent GPU and an unlocked multiplier. Should be decent in a HTPC build.


Yes, except the power consumption is really to high. Intel CPUs unfortunately do not have a decent graphics solution, but for a HTPC they should work, and would be the better (quieter) choice.

Bought last night for my parents build. Great CPU with APU can oc to 3.2 no problem on stock cooler.

Heat & bought, just in time as I was tossing up to buy the Zoostorm or DIY and this tipped the scales.

What is a recommended budget motherboard that is half decent that I can OC this processor?

I've been out of the build your own PC for years so this should be fun!

MrPuddington

Yes, except the power consumption is really to high. Intel CPUs … Yes, except the power consumption is really to high. Intel CPUs unfortunately do not have a decent graphics solution, but for a HTPC they should work, and would be the better (quieter) choice.



Well, I've gone for one so I'll see how it pans out, as I'm looking to build a htpc/general use/light gaming pc. I did look at Intels but they dont seem to be be able able to compete in the sub £50 bracket; plus I would've probably had to run a discreet GPU which kind of evens out the power/heat/noise argument.

sh0ey

Heat & bought, just in time as I was tossing up to buy the Zoostorm or … Heat & bought, just in time as I was tossing up to buy the Zoostorm or DIY and this tipped the scales.What is a recommended budget motherboard that is half decent that I can OC this processor?I've been out of the build your own PC for years so this should be fun!



I'm looking for a mobo too, the Asrock a75 boards get decent reviews: USB 3.0, Sata III and under £50 as well. I'll have to do a bit of research.

I recently built a budget gaming PC with this CPU and this Gigabyte MB

ebuyer.com/272…d2h

You could probably use the cheaper Asrock with no problems.

1 NB note is to buy your DDR3 memory at 1600GHz or above. The Llanos REALLY make use of the higher mem clock speed.

Cheers. How is this apu in terms of heat/noise? Mine will being going in a htpc case so I'll probably need a low profile cooler like a Scythe big shuriken; which should be more efficient than the stock cooler.

jim157

Cheers. How is this apu in terms of heat/noise? Mine will being going … Cheers. How is this apu in terms of heat/noise? Mine will being going in a htpc case so I'll probably need a low profile cooler like a Scythe big shuriken; which should be more efficient than the stock cooler.



I just used a Standard microATX case, but used an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro rev 2. I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to noise and that thing is super silent and CPU temps are kept very low.

Funnily enough, a friend has just asked for a budget build in a miniITX case so I'm thinking of picking this APU again and researching the various low profile cooling options. PSU requirements also require a bit of thought.

PeanutUK

Should have bought a HP Microserver, £250 but with £100 cashback. The PSU … Should have bought a HP Microserver, £250 but with £100 cashback. The PSU is 120 watts and I think it only uses about 70 watts at full load, you can fit 5 drives in there with a bit of tweaking. http://www.ebuyer.com/281915-hp-proliant-turion-ii-n40l-microserver-100-cashback-658553-421



You can acutally get 6 drives (3.5") in the nl 40/nl36

You can get an adapter to squeeze 2 hard drives where the DVD/CD drive goes. Then using the ESATA connector from the back bring it in to one of the hard drives.




sportable

I just used a Standard microATX case, but used an Arctic Cooling Freezer … I just used a Standard microATX case, but used an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro rev 2. I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to noise and that thing is super silent and CPU temps are kept very low.Funnily enough, a friend has just asked for a budget build in a miniITX case so I'm thinking of picking this APU again and researching the various low profile cooling options. PSU requirements also require a bit of thought.



Thanks. Yes I've whittled the choice down to the big shuriken and the Noctua NH-l12. I'll probably go for the Scythe as it's considerably cheaper.

You considered going down the Pico PSU route?
Edited by: "jim157" 26th Jul 2012

Thanks for the great info guys - by coincidence I went with the Gigabyte mobo as well, just before I refreshed this page.

All in all it cost just a bit over £200 for the APU, mobo, SSD and case so I'm very happy. I have a spare 4Gb 1333Mhz at home, but did a bit of reading off sportable's comment and now I'm tossing up whether to get the 1600Mhz 4Gb, or double up with what I have to [email protected] I don't play games often but will be using it for photo editing & software dev work.

jim157

You considered going down the Pico PSU route?



I have, but trying a few PSU calculators on the web seemed to recommend a 200W PSU, possibly 250W for a little headroom for my build:

APU, MB, 1 stick RAM, 1 Optical Drive, 1 SSD.

Don't think the Picos go up to that wattage.

@sh0ey, if you do decide to go with 1600Mhz and that mobo, remember that it defaults the mem speed to 1333. You have to manually set it in the BIOS. For what it's worth, my whole system "seemed" much faster when I eventually did that.

Bah, brought a cheap 1155 board and was looking for a CPU. Now brought this CPU, gotta return the 1155 board and get an AMD Board

What would you guys recommend? On a budget as building a PC for my lad as he`s wanting to get into gaming on PC?


Sorry one more question, it says it`s overclockable, is there a fail safe to stop it going bang if it`s pushed too much?
Edited by: "oddsandmods" 26th Jul 2012

MrPuddington

Yes, except the power consumption is really to high. Intel CPUs … Yes, except the power consumption is really to high. Intel CPUs unfortunately do not have a decent graphics solution, but for a HTPC they should work, and would be the better (quieter) choice.



Power consumption under heavy loads is higher (it's got twice as many cores), but it'll use comparable amounts at idle and low loads as you'd see in an HTPC:
xbitlabs.com/art…tml

Original Poster

Hi, I'll be using this board: amazon.co.uk/gp/…8-1, it has SATA3, USB3 and HDMI at a reasonable price. As for Overclocking, afaik there is no failsafe as such but read on what other people have achieved on different types of cooling to get an idea of the max you can get from it, also rule of thumb; increase by only 100MHz at a time and keep a very close eye on temperatures.

This is hot... too bad I only got an AM3 board... any alternatives for me or should I just upgrade the mobo?

@oddsandmods
I have gone for the Gigabyte A75 sdh from toying with asus as I have an asus in my main build but at £55 with USB 3.0 ram up to 1800 and 6gbs sata No uefi but I am old school and happy with blue bios! A bargain I think. Scan with free postage as av forum member. I would definitly go with the 75 chipset over 55 for the little extra.

Thats a very nice board. Ordered. Thanks for the input guys.

Is there going to be serious difference between this and say, and i5 3570k, using both integrated gpu's?

the dandy p

Is there going to be serious difference between this and say, and i5 … Is there going to be serious difference between this and say, and i5 3570k, using both integrated gpu's?



Yes about £100 in your pocket! X)

The 3570k is a much faster CPU and GPU there won't be much in it. Most games will be playable or not playable with either GPU.

Original Poster

If you feel like you NEED an i5 and you will make use of it, get it, if not get this and keep that £100-odd quid in your pocket. The 3570k is definitely streets ahead of this in terms of CPU performance.

I was considering orderind a 3.5 core i7, at 5x the cost.

Would I get 5x the performance?

I just bought a CM storm enforcer with a 650gx psu - had to make a start somewhere!
Edited by: "Tactile" 26th Jul 2012

Tactile

I was considering orderind a 3.5 core i7, at 5x the cost.Would I get 5x … I was considering orderind a 3.5 core i7, at 5x the cost.Would I get 5x the performance?I just bought a CM storm enforcer with a 650gx psu - had to make a start somewhere!



Worth checking out some benchmarks - ubergadget.blogspot.co.uk/201…tml

From a GPU perspective, this (radeon 6530D) and i7 IGP (HD 4000) are about the same.

CPU wise, it's night and day.
Edited by: "sportable" 26th Jul 2012

Cheers OP, I've paired it up with the ASRock A75M

sportable

Worth checking out some benchmarks - … Worth checking out some benchmarks - http://ubergadget.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/integrated-gpu-intel-hd-4000-vs-radeon_14.htmlFrom a GPU perspective, this (radeon 6530D) and i7 IGP (HD 4000) are about the same.CPU wise, it's night and day.



Thanks for the info, I was thinking about adding a gfx card too - unsure wether to get i7 or amd 8 core bulldozer? any ideas?

i7 or i5 all the way. Bulldozer is terrible for games and most desktop applications.

Original Poster

Oh yeah, don't go anywhere near Bulldozer, definitely an i5 or i7 over one of those!

Yup, if you're gonna get a separate gfx card then Intel CPU all the way.

Wud this be any good.for some video editing and video encoding
Saw the youtube vid of mw3 and bat3 and very impressed with it if only someone could she a light....wanna convert some avi to dvd hd too
Can it do a good/fast job for this?

momo2712

Wud this be any good.for some video editing and video encodingSaw the … Wud this be any good.for some video editing and video encodingSaw the youtube vid of mw3 and bat3 and very impressed with it if only someone could she a light....wanna convert some avi to dvd hd too Can it do a good/fast job for this?



Well it will do it fine, but if you compare to practically *any* intel chip (even an old Core i3 2100), it's much slower.

What you're really buying here is a CPU that will do most things at a reasonable pace, plus a GPU that will play some games at a medium resolution quite well.

This is *not* a high end CPU in any way what so ever, it is (imo), worth no more than £50 anyway, I'm not convinced it's a REAL bargain, but it's not a bad price at this performance level, probably just about right (when comparing to intel).
Edited by: "intranix" 27th Jul 2012

Original Poster

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intranix

Well it will do it fine, but if you compare to practically *any* intel … Well it will do it fine, but if you compare to practically *any* intel chip (even an old Core i3 2100), it's much slower.What you're really buying here is a CPU that will do most things at a reasonable pace, plus a GPU that will play some games at a medium resolution quite well. This is *not* a high end CPU in any way what so ever, it is (imo), worth no more than £50 anyway, I'm not convinced it's a REAL bargain, but it's not a bad price at this performance level, probably just about right (when comparing to intel)

it is fairly comparable to the i3 range, thats what it competes against and whilst the i3 is superior, it is not as much better as you're making out, considering this is £48 and an i3-2120 is ~£90, I think this definitely trumps it on price for performance and it is a complete solution which doesn't NEED a graphics card and costs much less.

ClubLife

Cheers OP, I've paired it up with the ASRock A75M


This must be the cheapest MB with the A75 chipset. Good find!
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