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need a cheap tower asap which one of these?

by the wigi / May 16, 2016 7:22 PM PDT
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Tough call.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2016 7:46 PM PDT

My son had an AMD A8 for a while but moved back to discrete video. The second one would let you upgrade video later. So #2.

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good point
by the wigi / May 16, 2016 8:04 PM PDT
In reply to: Tough call.

Definitely noteworthy if I can't do that with the other one. I did recently glance at something that seemed to show the CPU in #1 might be significantly superior, but not sure about it...

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Splitting hairs
by Bob__B / May 16, 2016 9:38 PM PDT
In reply to: good point

Cpu and video wise those two units are a wash.

Go with #2.

#1 might require a ram upgrade to enable dual channel if you want any kind of video perf.

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okay thanks
by the wigi / May 16, 2016 11:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Splitting hairs

alright twice is good enough for me then and i figured as much. just had to ask on the off chance the first ones apparent "bigger sale" was a legit thing.

yeah I don't know, if possible/worth it with something of this low caliber, and I have the extra cash; maybe at some point I'll throw ram+gpu to make it a little more useful.

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I go with #2 also.
by Oldartq / May 17, 2016 11:30 AM PDT

my reason, it's a amd3+ socket board.

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great
by the wigi / May 20, 2016 7:26 PM PDT
In reply to: I go with #2 also.

the more agree the better. well its arrived in the mail this thing is LOUD though. the back fan I think is what can make all the noise.

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