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Good Motherboard for AMD FX-Series APU

I am looking into building my own pc for the first time. I am not much of a gamer so I feel an APU's integrated graphics would be sufficient for my needs. The vishera APUs I am looking at use the AM3+ socket. Most of the mobo's I can find however don't appear to have an hdmi/dvi/ video plug in (without a dedicated GPU). So to me it looks like I would have to purchase a dedicated GPU and not use the integrated graphics? Any suggestions on a decent motherboard I can use without a dedicated GPU?
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    Sorry but there is no such thing as a AM3+ APU. the only FX APU is for mobile platform (laptop only).

    New Desktop APU are on FM2+ motherboard.

    Vishera is only found on FX CPU not APU.

    so a good FM2+ motherboard would be this one with special 2400 Mhz RAM for better performance ( very important with integrated graphics)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
  2. Well what you already have?
    Or you want a built from scratch ?
  3. Budget?
  4. CraniumZ said:
    Budget?


    My budget is $600 for the whole build. I do some coding and watch movies from time to time. I don't do photo editing and I'm only a light gamer. I figured AMD would give me more flexibility for a budget PC. What are your build suggestions?
  5. pierrerock said:
    Sorry but there is no such thing as a AM3+ APU. the only FX APU is for mobile platform (laptop only).

    New Desktop APU are on FM2+ motherboard.

    Vishera is only found on FX CPU not APU.

    so a good FM2+ motherboard would be this one with special 2400 Mhz RAM for better performance ( very important with integrated graphics)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/


    That makes more sense. Which APU would you recommend?
  6. you have two choice : APU platform or budget gaming platform.

    For 600 $ you can get a pretty decent desktop gaming computer. here is the classic one:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bZ38bv

    i didn't know if you already have a windows license so i added one. the price gets to 590 $ and this is starting to look like a mid to high end gaming computer.

    With a APU, it would cost less but you would not be able to play as much games at high quality :

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g2M3gs

    price : 512$

    You are not saving a lot for going with a APU
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