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Hello, I'm about to make a budget build for a friend. He plans to do casual internet browsing and some light gaming. He plays with resolution lower than 1080p and wants to play games at medium to high settings. I've come up with two budget build that I would like you to share your opinion.

First build is an AMD build with APU. I've got no experience with those CPU+GPU combination so I'd like some feedback.


Second build is an intel build with discrete graphic card. I know this build is more powerful than the amd one but I'd still like your feedback.


Thanks in advance for your help.
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post #2 of 8
If he wants medium to high settings, then I think the build with the GTX 770 might make him happier.

Also, would he be willing to spend $17 more? He could get the 450W Rosewill Capstone for $59.99 with free shipping available (you have to select free shipping in order to get it), and this PSU is significantly better than the CX430. It's so much better than I think it should cost at least $40-$50 more.
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post #3 of 8
I've used both APUs and discreet graphics before.

The APU works surprisingly well with 3D applications. I mean, it's not fantastic or anything, but it should get you by. However, unfortunately, it does NOT perform well as an actual CPU.

I would probably get the more expensive build, but maybe tone down on the GPU if you're only looking to game a little bit on medium settings.
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Thanks for the feedback. +1

Edit: It's a Radeon 7770 , not GTX 770. But yeah, discrete graphic card is likely better for gaming.
Edited by Qcgold - 8/14/13 at 12:50pm
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post #5 of 8
I'd get the A10 for the budget and the resolution

Also its a 7770 not a GTX 770
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

I'd get the A10 for the budget and the resolution

Also its a 7770 not a GTX 770

Yeah, he corrected me already. Thank you.
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post #7 of 8
Actually I corrected you first and he edited his post after, but regardless a simple mistake for someone who only likes Nvidia gpus lol
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Actually I corrected you first and he edited his post after, but regardless a simple mistake for someone who only likes Nvidia gpus lol

Um, I don't have a preference between NVIDIA and AMD.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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