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Which is better for budget/bang for buck.

Ok, so I'm pretty new to the whole build it yourself. I have to builds I've been wondering about and I'd like some constructive criticism. :)
I have a max budget of about 700$ +/- 50

APU: A10-7850k kaveri 3.76GHz
HDD: Seagate barracuda 1TB(Don't care for model numbers on these.)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1866
M/B: MSI A78-E45 FM2+
PSU: Corsair CX 500 Watt 80+


2nd option(pretty pricey :[ ):
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-core processor
HDD: WD caviar blue 250gb
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB
M/B: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+
PSU: Corsiar CX 500 Watt 80+


... Well there you have it :( :/ I was wondering if the APU was worth it because I wouldn't have to buy a GPU. Thanks for the advice/help in advance :)
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  1. definitely option #2
    but with better mobo, Asus M5A97 2.0
  2. Andrew0223 said:
    Ok, so I'm pretty new to the whole build it yourself. I have to builds I've been wondering about and I'd like some constructive criticism. :)
    I have a max budget of about 700$ +/- 50

    APU: A10-7850k kaveri 3.76GHz
    HDD: Seagate barracuda 1TB(Don't care for model numbers on these.)
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1866
    M/B: MSI A78-E45 FM2+
    PSU: Corsair CX 500 Watt 80+


    2nd option(pretty pricey :[ ):
    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-core processor
    HDD: WD caviar blue 250gb
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
    GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB
    M/B: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+
    PSU: Corsiar CX 500 Watt 80+


    ... Well there you have it :( :/ I was wondering if the APU was worth it because I wouldn't have to buy a GPU. Thanks for the advice/help in advance :)

    Consider this PSU: http://tinyurl.com/ougs2db I was going to use a corsair, but this one is on sale from $60 down to $30 after a promo code and a mail in rebate, and this one is semi modular.
  3. Best answer
    Also, do not get an APU. APU's are only better for PC's you want to build under $500 and do not want to be able to upgrade. APU upgrade paths are very limited if there is one.
  4. Thanks for the quick answer. :)
  5. Andrew0223 said:
    Thanks for the quick answer. :)

    Sure. This forum has helped me so much and I am trying to give back.
    I came up with a build for myself around $600 here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ejOd
    It should have similar performance for less, and the PSU is semi modular
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