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Should I buy a cheap APU gaming rig?

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October 6, 2013 12:12:14 PM

Should I or no? :S

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a c 718 4 Gaming
October 6, 2013 12:14:32 PM

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?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 6, 2013 12:22:46 PM

^ 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?
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October 6, 2013 12:27:35 PM

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..
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a c 718 4 Gaming
October 6, 2013 12:28:27 PM

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?
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October 6, 2013 12:33:49 PM

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. :) 

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a c 718 4 Gaming
October 6, 2013 12:38:25 PM

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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October 6, 2013 12:41:50 PM

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-...

Which one is better? I do like the whole Intel thing but which is better? :S
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a c 718 4 Gaming
October 6, 2013 12:45:20 PM

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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