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You should look at A6-5400K, its GPU is a lot better than HD 6450. CPU is equivalent to Pentium.
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Finally had some time after the family went to sleep to put it together. Some trial and error with the components and fan placing but it all fit quite well. Now to do the software part on my next chance. Didn't even get a chance to plug it in yet.
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You should look at A6-5400K, its GPU is a lot better than HD 6450. CPU is equivalent to Pentium.

Thank you for the recommendation.
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I've got it up and running :-). This thing is ridiculous fast on stock everything and it gave me a 7.5 windows index score for whatever good that really is? Cpu temp under movie watching load stays in the mid 30s celcius range which I'm thinking is pretty good. Will see when I put it under more demanding stress. It's so quite even with no other noises it's almost dead silent. Only noise would be coming from the optical drive but don't plan to use it much when actually watching movies. Still fiddling with the software configurations to suit my needs and wives easy to use factor. Testing total media theatre. Liking it so far. I remember reading it's possible to integrate it into wmc. I'll have to find it again. Maybe it was in one of assassin's guides?
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Generally DDR3-1600 is good enough for Ivy Bridge (read articles such as Choosing the Best DDR3 SDRAM for Ivy Bridge). But there are no big price differences between 1600, 1833, 2133, so why not go with DDR3-2133? Prices at Newegg:

G.SKILL F3-1600C9D-8GAB Ares DDR3-1600 CL9 2 x 4GB Kit, $47
G.SKILL F3-1866C9D-8GAB Ares DDR3-1866 CL9 2 x 4GB Kit, $50
G.SKILL F3-2133C11D-8GAO Ares DDR3-2133 CL11 2 x 4GB Kit, $50
G.SKILL F3-2133C9D-8GAB Ares DDR3-2133 CL9 2 x 4GB Kit, $61
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Question for you renethx...

Would faster memory on say... a Trinity setup (faster than the 1866 RAM the memory contoller supports) work better for the APU/IGP? For instance, on an A10-5800K... would memory faster than 1866 give you more room for better MadVR profiles, or better SVP performance? Or is the memory that is clocked higher than what the memory controller supports a gimmick?
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1600 --> 1866 will lower the rendering time, say, 10.00ms --> 9.50 ms (not that big). The same is true for 2133MHz, but it may or may not work stably depending on each APU / mb.

Nevertheless I recommend DDR3-2133 for future upgrade. For example, the upcoming A10-6800K, A10-6700, A8-6600K, A8-6500, A6-6400K Richland APU (March 19, 2013?) all support DDR3-2133.

BTW A10-5800K supports madVR Level 4 for films just fine.



Rendering time:

SD film: 19.5 ms
HD film: 22.5 ms
Full HD film: 13.8 ms

But it's not fast enough for videos.

SD video: 20.2 ms
HD progressive video: 23.2 ms
Full HD interlaced video: 18.0 ms
Full HD progressive video: 13.7 ms (only this works)

As you see there is a huge gap between the max allowed 16.7ms and the actual rendering time. DDR3-2133 won't help at all. I expect A10-6800K (20%-40% performance increase) supports videos under madVR Level 4 (with Chroma upscaling BC75+AR).

As for SVP, A10-5800K supports SVP Level 3g + madVR Level 3 with no problem (CPU and GPU usage < 75%).
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