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1.i too think an a4 or a6 fits the bill, a8 for anyone gaming
2. As a linux distro i can personaly recommend linux mint. Used it from almost a month as someone compleatly new to linux and now love it. It is really as easy to get the hang of as switching from xp to 7 (while except finding replacment software)
Love linux and have since switched to the more advanced debian.
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If you really have to, Linux can adopt a Windows-like UI with modifications or a certain distro choice.

The choice of AMD APUs on the web browsing builds is actually not a bad one - I would take it over the competitors' based H61 setup.  This is easy to justify: most new web browsers are now GPU accelerated and web tasks including Flash Player apps and HTML5 apps that power some online games in 2D and 3D are GPU accelerated.  Everything is moving onto the GPU - and to begin with none of these tasks require any significant level of CPU that will cause any less powerful CPUs for price on the APUs to be bottlenecks.  So the APU is for a more balanced setup.

With per-build budgets of $400-500 going A8 APU for the gaming setups (perhaps with a 6670 in CrossfireX) is actually not a bad idea; such a setup would be really power efficient most especially when you have an undervolt enabled on the A8.  It's also sort of awesome that in the event of a GPU failure of sorts on the 6670, you can take it out and keep it running with the onboard graphics as a medium-rate gaming (since it's still fairly capable on its own) or web browsing PC while waiting for another 6670 to ship over.


Honestly if I were you I would wait a few more months before starting this for the Socket FM2/Trinity APU setup to come along.  THAT will be amazing - for price and power consumption.  It will also allow you to pursue a better-performing unified-platform store where all boards are Socket FM2 thus easy compatibility in case a part fails (i.e. need another web browsing or gaming PC to replace a failed one?  Throw this CPU into this one for a bit... you get the point; and since all APU chips will be generally power efficient enough to run under 250-300W PSUs, you won't need to worry about separate tier [high-performance and low-performance] PSUs for the gaming-oriented PCs i.e. when swapping parts between them and the browsing PCs).  Socket FM2 will provide Trinity APUs with performance on all levels down from basic web browsing tasks (i.e. A4, A6 APU) for good price to more intense gaming for still good price (A10 APU).

i am right now browsing every site i know to try to make the perfectly priced pc and the idea of buying an APU for gaming is still stuck in my mind so i am just doing some researching about it. as i wanted intel soc 1155 as its up gradable to Ivy but trinity is also close to lunch so i am still in a loop in that part
     
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i7 6700k @4.7 1.44v Asus Z170 MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT  GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Baracuda 7200.12 1tb Samsung EVO 250 GB Corsair H100i [With Dual SP120 fans] Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 24mg77 144hz TVS E-GOLD keyboard Cherry Mx Blue Corsair AX860 860Watts Corsair Obsidian 250D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime  ATH-M50xDG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 Extreme 2920XM/Intel Core i7 2860QM P180HMx AMD Radeon HD 6990M AMD Radeon HD 6990M 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Samsung  Samsung  Samsung  Seagate 750GB 7200RPM 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Blu-Ray reader  Sager Cooling + CM SF-19 USB 3.0 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 18.4 1920x1080 Glossy 16:9 Plastic covered  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Gigabyte wirless 300W+8 cells battery SagerNP8180 Gigabyte wireless 
Mouse PadAudio
Table ultrasone pro 550 + FiiO E7++ on board 5.1 soun... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3630qm Lenovo HM76 Nvidia GTX660m 8GB 1600mhz 
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post #33 of 34
Wait for trinity. You wont thank us now, but in 2 twos when your swaping cous but boards you will.thumb.gif
post #34 of 34
Two years, sorry.
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