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What's the best cpu/motherboard combo for an integrated graphics build?

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November 16, 2013 8:03:18 PM

Hello all, and thanks in advance.

Looking to hook my parents up with a new computer for Christmas. All they do is internet and skype. That's it. What's the best cpu/motherboard combo for them (with integrated graphics)? I'm assuming amd is the way to go, as I've heard they are better value for integrated graphics, but I know nothing about AMD APU's. Help me out please, I look forward to any advise.

edit: looking for a small build. ITX or microATX
November 16, 2013 8:40:05 PM

I would recommend the AMD A10-6800K, Asus A88XM-Plus/CSM Micro ATX and the cooler master hyper 212 evo as CPU cooler. Also, get Corsair DDR3-1866Mhz RAM and a 500Gb Western Digital or Seagate HDD.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 16, 2013 8:48:46 PM

How is this looking so far?
Looking at ITX, but could do micro-atx if there's a better/cheaper option

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($154.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-ITX R2.0 Mini ITX FM2 Motherboard ($95.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($75.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.57 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.00 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Speakers: Logitech LS11 3W 2ch Speakers ($14.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $667.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 23:47 EST-0500)
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November 16, 2013 8:49:31 PM

jimthenagual said:
How is this looking so far?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($154.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-ITX R2.0 Mini ITX FM2 Motherboard ($95.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($75.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.57 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.00 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Speakers: Logitech LS11 3W 2ch Speakers ($14.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $667.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 23:47 EST-0500)


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November 16, 2013 9:25:53 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-6500 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard ($101.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.00 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $549.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-17 00:25 EST-0500)

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