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Please give me advice on a new build?

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April 29, 2014 9:14:55 PM

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April 29, 2014 9:20:59 PM

What does this family member want to do with the computer? If it's someone who'll only do things like browse the internet, a graphics card may not even be necessary.
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April 29, 2014 9:30:30 PM

Entomber said:
What does this family member want to do with the computer? If it's someone who'll only do things like browse the internet, a graphics card may not even be necessary.


Mostly browser based games, watching videos, and on the rare occasion an actual game such as Dragon Age Origins on low or minimum settings. I would like to buy at the very least a $50 graphics card to handle any gaming needs that may arise on at least minimum.

The reason I'm keen to spend at least $50 is because I know there's a lot of very powerful cards out there that are obviously a bit dated now, but because of that fact are selling for practically nothing when compared to their performance. Or at least that used to be the case. I remember spending $30 on a graphics card and playing WoW on near max settings. I'm mostly looking for a steal of a card like this, so at least the option is there.
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April 29, 2014 9:39:51 PM

If you get a decent processor, then the integrated graphics are more than enough for low-graphics games. You can save yourself some money that way.
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April 29, 2014 9:43:01 PM

Entomber said:
If you get a decent processor, then the integrated graphics are more than enough for low-graphics games. You can save yourself some money that way.


Well, how's the FX integrated graphics? And are intel integrated graphics still better than AMD counterparts?
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April 29, 2014 9:46:01 PM

This article doesn't have the specific processor you're looking at, but you should get a general idea:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/trinity-gaming-perf...
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April 29, 2014 10:48:18 PM

I appreciate the link, Entomber. I'll have a read through it.

In the meantime, does anyone have any comments on the specific parts I've chosen?
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April 30, 2014 12:48:26 AM

Apologies for the double post, but after reviewing the APU chips, I've decided to change the CPU to the A10-5800K, and ditch the idea of an external graphics card. Based on benchmarks, the APU will handle light gaming just fine.

I've also downgraded the PSU as a result to a 500w, and I could probably go even lower, but $49 for a corsair 500w PSU is a huge steal imo. And finally, I've changed the motherboard, because I realized the other one had no support for APUs.

Would love some input on the modified build. I've got the price down to $469, so I can afford to add $50 or so while still staying within budget. I plan to build this quite soon, so would love some input before I do!
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