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I know exactly what they are, excellent alternatives for people into extremely light gaming, not recent titles at the settings the game was designed for at 1080p. If you just use the APU alone and it fits your needs then its a great purchase, better than anything Intel has for that situation. These guys defending them don't seem to get that. They also seem to have them in their signatures too, didn't notice that before.

You say budget solution, but a real gamers budget solution would be an i3/FX6300 + 7770/7790. Then you might actually be able to enjoy the games you play.

I can post plenty of benchmarks like 2010 did, but you APU freaks won't accept it, the truth is never valid unless it fits into your alternate reality. The excuse of these reviews not using top of the line ram for the most budget system you can buy is extremely comical too.





No AA. No AF. Everything low. Nice FPS.

Good point but the APU belongs to an entirely different end of the market, systems for the sort of people who can't spend more than $300/$400 on a computer who often play at 720P resolutions on a 19" monitor so APUs are perfect for their needs, an FX-6300 or i3220 + a 7770 is pretty overkill for resolutions like that.

I currently live in a country where the minimum wage is only about $200 so a lot of gamers here have really old Core 2 Duo systems with 9500GT's (and older, I even see Internet Cafes where people try to gave on the integrated graphics that you'd find on a Core 2 Duo! tongue.gif) and I've started to see a lot of people building APU-based systems to play DOTA 2, MMORPGs and other modern games, it just goes to show that an APU-based system is a pretty awesome idea for really low budget gamer. thumb.gif

You mentioned that an FX-6300 or i3-3220 + a 7770/90 would be a better solution but at that end of the market the extra $90+ is a lot of money that could be spent on other components such as a decent power supply that won't one day decide to suddenly explode and take the rest of your computer with it (I see plenty of people here sticking so called 'true rated' $5 or so '600W' power supply into their computers for example) and a myriad of other things.
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Or get a decent SSD. I've read that many SSD users won't go back to using HDD as their primary drive. Haven't used it myself yet, but will be when I get a new laptop.
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Or get a decent SSD. I've read that many SSD users won't go back to using HDD as their primary drive. Haven't used it myself yet, but will be when I get a new laptop.

Yeah I can't wait to get a SSD! wheee.gif
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Or get a decent SSD. I've read that many SSD users won't go back to using HDD as their primary drive. Haven't used it myself yet, but will be when I get a new laptop.

I don't have a SSD either, nor I will until my system drive dies, or I upgrade my rig (still a couple of years for that to happen... And I doubt my system drive is going to die anytime soon).
   
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I don't have a SSD either, nor I will until my system drive dies, or I upgrade my rig (still a couple of years for that to happen... And I doubt my system drive is going to die anytime soon).

When you add an SSD and use it for your OS, your entire computer will feel like it's been upgraded. I tell you this much, I will never build a computer without an SSD again.

OS loads faster, Apps load faster, etc. Your computer will just feel snappier, and you'll wonder how you ever lived without one. wink.gif

It's worth the $100 - $150 upgrade investment.

I paid $229 for mine, and some $100 - $150 SSD's these days are FASTER, and have more storage.

Here's an example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721107
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When you add an SSD and use it for your OS, your entire computer will feel like it's been upgraded. I tell you this much, I will never build a computer without an SSD again.

OS loads faster, Apps load faster, etc. Your computer will just feel snappier, and you'll wonder how you ever lived without one. wink.gif

It's worth the $100 - $150 upgrade investment.

I paid $229 for mine, and some $100 - $150 SSD's these days are FASTER, and have more storage.

Here's an example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721107

I've been reading a lot on the miracles of SSDs, but I'm just a cheap arse biggrin.gif

Perhaps when my bank account gets a steady flow of income again I'll drop a few hundreds and do a rig overhaul (there's quite some aspects I don't like about it, namely the lack of SSD, the PSU, the GPU, and the motherboard).

Mind you, on the other hand I just spent 120€ on NES/SNES/3DS games though tongue.gif
   
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I'm guessing this was negotiated before the disastrous launch. Still great to see them expand an awesome program to their APUs.
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I've been reading a lot on the miracles of SSDs, but I'm just a cheap arse biggrin.gif

Perhaps when my bank account gets a steady flow of income again I'll drop a few hundreds and do a rig overhaul (there's quite some aspects I don't like about it, namely the lack of SSD, the PSU, the GPU, and the motherboard).

Mind you, on the other hand I just spent 120€ on NES/SNES/3DS games though tongue.gif

You could start off with a 40 or 60 GB SSD boot drive. They cost less than $100.
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I've been reading a lot on the miracles of SSDs, but I'm just a cheap arse biggrin.gif

Perhaps when my bank account gets a steady flow of income again I'll drop a few hundreds and do a rig overhaul (there's quite some aspects I don't like about it, namely the lack of SSD, the PSU, the GPU, and the motherboard).

Mind you, on the other hand I just spent 120€ on NES/SNES/3DS games though tongue.gif

They really do live up to the hype. wink.gif
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They really do live up to the hype. wink.gif

Oh I'm sure of it! It's just that I'm not keen on upgrading components if they still do the task good enough tongue.gif

I promise I will get one before 2016. lachen.giflachen.gif

Edit: The Sammies 840 120GBs are below 100€ here in Spain, really great price tongue.gif

I almost pulled the trigger last year on a M4 for 86€, but then I refrained from. If the Intel 5xx 120GB series ever come below 100€, I'm getting one. I doubt it'll happen anytime soon, though tongue.gif they're still €130.
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