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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

Here's my suggestion for a $600 set-and-forget Intel build:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 $130
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H $73
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 2x4GB DDR3-1600 $48
GPU: EVGA GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Superclocked $186
HDD: Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB $72
DVD: LG GH24NS95 $18
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX430 $35 after $10 MIR
CASE: NZXT Source 210 $45

Total: $607 after $10 MIR on the power supply.

amen to that

forget about APU's it's not meant for gaming
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post #12 of 48
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amen to that

forget about APU's it's not meant for gaming

You see the part where it says Intel HD Graphics 2500 here? It means the CPU is an APU, thus you are right, he's better off with an FX6300 as it's not an APU and a better CPU. However AMD APU's are far superior to Intel's and can actually be used for gaming.
Edited by Liranan - 3/27/13 at 8:40am
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If you only have 300$ budget your choices are a APU wink.gif
Of course when i say APU it's nothing short of a A8 or A10. Intel iGPUs are too slow be even called remotely "gaming"
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post #14 of 48
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If you only have 300$ budget your choices are a APU wink.gif
Of course when i say APU it's nothing short of a A8 or A10. Intel iGPUs are too slow be even called remotely "gaming"

$600.
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post #15 of 48
White flag White flag ! stop shooting !
There's a misunderstanding here. I'm only talking about apu because he said he was considering it.
Now it is a fact that the IGP of AMD's APUs are better than the infamous Intel HD graphics. Ok that being said APU alone is used for gaming only if
1- you have a laptop without integrated graphics circuit
2- you don't have any money at all for a graphics card
3- you don't have room to fit a graphics card in your small media-center pc

I'm not saying these are bad processors, I'm saying that with a quite comfortable 600 $ you can squeeze a real dedicated graphics card in your build and therefore skip the part when you think you could do fine without buying one.

for the record I bought a laptop with an apu as soon as the first were available because I thought it was a major step forward in mobile computing and i still think it is. It's just that the performances are not here when it comes to gaming honestly
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post #16 of 48
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Need help, I'm building a budget gaming system for my nephew and need some suggestions. His budget is around 600 bucks (he needs everything), and my dilemma is either, APU or CPU/GPU. He will be playing on a 19" screen, most likely 1280 x 1024. I want something that will last about 2 -3 years before needing an upgrade. Any suggestions?

Here's my suggestion for a $600 set-and-forget Intel build:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 $130
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H $73
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 2x4GB DDR3-1600 $48
GPU: EVGA GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Superclocked $186
HDD: Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB $72
DVD: LG GH24NS95 $18
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX430 $35 after $10 MIR
CASE: NZXT Source 210 $45

Total: $607 after $10 MIR on the power supply.

Perfect suggestion.
Op can add a CPU cooler like CM Hyper 212 EVO for $30 if he wish to.
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Perfect suggestion.
Op can add a CPU cooler like CM Hyper 212 EVO for $30 if he wish to.
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Well you cant really oc that i3. Beter cpu cooler wouldn't make much sense
post #18 of 48
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Need help, I'm building a budget gaming system for my nephew and need some suggestions. His budget is around 600 bucks (he needs everything), and my dilemma is either, APU or CPU/GPU. He will be playing on a 19" screen, most likely 1280 x 1024. I want something that will last about 2 -3 years before needing an upgrade. Any suggestions?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MBV7 - Its under 650$, yes I know it should be under 600 but I did some research. Its a great quality build for under 650$
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he can save money by not needing the ti boost at that res so the only thing i have wrong with that recommendation is the gpu is not needed but here is an alternative to serve just fine ; ) save the money and get a i5 instead of i3.. or just get a 6300 fx..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500277

my attempt:

cpu/mobo combo = $216 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1226328

Video Card $150 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500277
(as mentioned in above statement)

Ram 8gb= $69 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145340

Case $49 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

500gb HDD= $59 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

cd drive= $18 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136259

600w power supply= $63 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182032

everything you need grand total= $628
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That i3 is a terrible choice, the FX6300 is much better.
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