Topic Title: Motherboard MSI A75MA-P35 vs Motherboard MSI A75MA-G55
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 08/11/2012 12:45 PM
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Polaco
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Well title explains almost everything.

I'm recommending a budget pc for a friend and I would like to recommend a A8-3870 based system, but I can't not decide which motherboard should I get between MSI A75MA-P35 and MSI A75MA-G55 and why.

 

This are my recommneded alternatives by now (so far)

From AMD (my recommendation):

Motherboard MSI A75MA-P35 

AMD A8 3870 Quad Core 3.00Ghz ( Radeon HD 6550 APU )

DDR3 1600MHZ 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws XL (2 x 2GB) Dual Channel

 

From Intel (alternative recommendation):

Motherboard MSI H77MA-G43

Intel Core i3 2120 Dual Core 3.30Ghz

DDR3 1600MHZ 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws XL (2 x 2GB) Dual Channel



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 08/11/2012 03:43 PM
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I would suggest the AMD system for the better graphics capabilities.

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 08/12/2012 03:49 AM
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Hi black_zion!

yes indeed! me too recommend the AMD build.

My problem is that I can't determine if it's worth to invest extra money on an  MSI A75MA-G55 MSI or if it's ok with the A75MA-P35. 

I'm also considering an WD Caviar Black over the Caviar Blue, does anyone nows if there is a noticeable difference between this two hard drives?



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 08/12/2012 12:32 PM
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Well, considering that Trinity will be using a new socket (due to the integration of the chipset into the APU itself) I wouldn't spend the extra money on the G55.

As for the hard drive, personally I wouldn't go with either one and instead go with a Seagate MomemtusXT hybrid drive, but if the cost is a factor, with that system, I highly doubt a Black would give any noticeable advantage over a Blue

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 08/12/2012 02:24 PM
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after looking thoroughly into the description of those bords the only noticeable difference seems to be the extra memory slots and the hdmi output. I was expecting something else since the "G" made me think it was including some kind of onboard graphics processor.

I was also thinking about the inmediate release of Trinity I believe it would be better to wait a while, but my friend wants to build the pc in the next week so he misses Trinity.

Thanks a lot black_zion!



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 08/12/2012 03:01 PM
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The good thing about Llano is that is is very budget friendly and will give Trinity a good time to get cheaper, even possibly add in a cheap card for dual graphics.

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