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AMD A8-3850, Worth Getting?

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Hey what do you guys think of the APU and mobos? I'm building a system for someone who won't need dedicated graphics, but wants some graphics abilities so i picked this bundle ($15 less then them apart).

Does it look good for the price?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E16819103942]]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131765
Edited by metroidfreak - 7/24/11 at 2:57pm
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i honestly enjoyed reviewing the APu system, if you wait a bit A55 boards will come out.
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Well their system died and they want one running as soon as they can. It's my aunt and uncle's. They just want something that will last as long as it can.

Will there be much of a change with the boards?
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Im thinking it would be perfect for sff builds. I'm thinking of building one for guests at my home to use. very interesting technology. I'll be very curious to see how it develops. particularly when paired with a dedicated graphics card vs your higher end amd chips with the same card for example. anyone know where I can find any knowledge like that ?
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