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i'm having some trouble deciding on a cpu for my wiifes build. i'm trying to stay around a $150 for a general use pc. it will mainly be used for school work,and maybe some very light gaming.

it seems like the best choice would be a 7850k ,which comes in around $140. it seems like the only cpu from intel that falls into the budget would be an i3 with hd 4600,or pentium with hd 4400.

so with intel i get 2 cores with hd 4400/4600,or with amd i get 4 cores with r7 series. so which one of these would you guys go with? to me,it seems like the 7850k is a win?

it will also be running a 1080p display.
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I would definitely go with the AMD APU there, light applications will do fine and it will also play casual/light games fine as well.
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I like the AMD APU myself, I think they offer a lot for the home user. About two years ago I built a HTPC with one, and it worked great when I used it. Honestly I think I built it for fun over need!

Either way, I have a few in office environments and they work great there as well. Just be sure to replace the factory AMD cooler, holy hell those are like jet engines!
    
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its nice to see people that agree with the apu. i'll team it up with a ssd and 1tb hdd. the case is super small,so the apu will sit really close the the front 120mm fan. this should make cooling very easy even with stock cooler. though it does give me a chance to check out noctua's new line up biggrin.gif

i'm thinking the refresh of the 7850 is right around the corner? also, 8 gigs of 2133 would do this build justice to?
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You could run the A8-7600 and not miss a beat.
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You could run the A8-7600 and not miss a beat.



by the spec's....i think your right. it comes in at a much nicer price to. the lower wattage is a plus also. it seems to be a locked 7700?
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You can run it at 3.8GHz/65w or 3.1GHz/45 watt, but no OCing.
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i'm fine with no oc'ing, i just need it to handle the everyday tasks such as social media,school and youtube...i think it would fit the bill. she also likes to do light photo editing ,but again i think it will be fine. thx for the help.
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