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AMD vs Intel With Discrete GPU for Budget Build

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Hi All!

Wanted to get some opinions. I was thinking of buying an A10-6800K to use with a GTX 670. The reason I chose an APU is because I want to build on an m-ITX FF, and FM2 is the only choice with AMD. I also want IGP just in case, so I don't need a spare card lying around. Also, I would prefer not to have a locked chip.

Can anyone chime in on the 1080P+ performance of the APU + a higher end discrete card? I am asking mainly because I can get the AMD setup for $100-$150 cheaper. I would most likely go to MC where an AMD combo is $200, and a 4670K+mobo is about $325 if I want an unlocked chip.

Thanks in advance!

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What do you plan on doing with this Computer?
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Gaming with capture, browsing, and media playback. Maybe some light encoding. I am more budget conscious though. I will turn down effects before I upgrade with this one.

Thanks!
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Most Intel chips are also APUs, just really crappy in terms of gaming performance but the Intel IGPs will be just fine for anything outside of gaming.

I'd suggest geting a Celeron G1610 with an H61 for ~$100-110. You won't be able to overclock but it's $100 for both a CPU and motherboard.

If you want faster encoding you can get an i3-3xxx with quicksync.
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