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building an mITX AMD rig...not waiting for ryzen.

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Jarhead7236

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so i wanna build a mITX box (already have the cooler master elite 130) and see that there are no options for AM3+...any decent options out there? i don't play (m)any games...it'll mostly be used for lightroom and other photo editing. no serious video editing at all...
 

cdawall

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No there are no good options for a CPU that will perform well at that. An i5 6500 would be a much better performing option.
 

trents

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Current AM3+ CPUs powerful enough to do the kind of computing you outline in an efficient way would produce too much heat for a mini itx build.
 

demien88

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Fx 6300, Fx 8300, any of those will be fine oc it a bit and thats it. That is if you don't want to wait.
 

ShrimpBrime

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My wife uses an Opteron 1389 processor for her video editing and her small crafting buisness. It's mATX in a full case however with a couple hundred mhz OC. Stock Phenom heat pipe cooler. It's quiet. Works fine.
 
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Jarhead7236

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Current AM3+ CPUs powerful enough to do the kind of computing you outline in an efficient way would produce too much heat for a mini itx build.

I guess to clarify my "workflow" (I hate that term), I only edit one shot at a time...rarely use PS as: 1. I'm not that good at it. 2. It has way more than I need. If an average LR edit takes x amount of time with my i5 7600k, I wouldn't be put off by waiting 5-10 seconds more with an FM2+ CPU (if that's somewhere close to the performance difference between the two).
 

cdawall

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I guess to clarify my "workflow" (I hate that term), I only edit one shot at a time...rarely use PS as: 1. I'm not that good at it. 2. It has way more than I need. If an average LR edit takes x amount of time with my i5 7600k, I wouldn't be put off by waiting 5-10 seconds more with an FM2+ CPU (if that's somewhere close to the performance difference between the two).

It isn't 5-10 seconds slower. Rendering something is roughly twice the amount of time. That is a bloody joke.
 

Witchdoctor

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Just grab an i3 and an affordable board

You could probably get a great deal on5th or 6th gen parts

AMD / Intel

For what you are doing who cares what the platform is ?
 
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Woomack

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There are new Pentium G4560 with 2 cores +HT which cost ~$70. It's like i3 and performs in many applications like 6 "core" FX. Also you can keep it silent on stock cooler. Probably the most interesting thing in Kaby Lake series.
 
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Jarhead7236

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There are new Pentium G4560 with 2 cores +HT which cost ~$70. It's like i3 and performs in many applications like 6 "core" FX. Also you can keep it silent on stock cooler. Probably the most interesting thing in Kaby Lake series.

i was just looking at those after Witchdoctor's post...