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Should I buy a cheap APU gaming rig?

Should I or no? :S
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  1. That depends on ALOT of things.

    Do you want a gaming computer?
    What is your budget?
    What do you want the system to be able to do?
    Will you build it yourself, or buy a prebuilt?
  2. ^ And going off of that, why are you considering it?

    Is it because you have consoles and want to see the PC side of things? Because you want an alternative to the new consoles? Have never gamed in your life and want to see what it's like?
  3. Well. Let me answer those questions...

    Do you want a gaming computer? YES!
    What is your budget? $700... :(
    What do you want the system to be able to do? Play the latest games on High Settings...
    Will you build it yourself, or buy a prebuilt? I will build it myself..
  4. With an APU you will be playing at low not high settings, but with $700 you can do alot better than an APU build.

    do you need a monitor/OS?
  5. tiny voices said:
    With an APU you will be playing at low not high settings, but with $700 you can do alot better than an APU build.

    do you need a monitor/OS?


    No Monitor and OS needed. :)
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($93.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Leggara Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $691.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 15:38 EDT-0400)

    this will max most all games.
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    tiny voices said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($93.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Leggara Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $691.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 15:38 EDT-0400)

    this will max most all games.


    Why thank you tiny voices. Now if you compare that with this:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-fx-6300-overclocking,3617.html

    Which one is better? I do like the whole Intel thing but which is better? :S
  8. My build will perform slightly better and has better parts (PSU/motherboard) for later expandability.

    The i5 is WAY better than the 6300 but the GPUs are about the same.
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