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September 12, 2011 6:51:24 AM

Hey guys wondering if there is any of you that know good apu builds for $500 or less.
ATM no preferred shops or what ever just seeing what people think of them.
KEEP IN MIND actual using the gpu on the APU as graphics.\
THANKS IN ADVANCE :D 

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September 12, 2011 7:13:56 AM

ASUS F1A75-V PRO FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz 4MB L2 Cache Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3850WNGXBOX
$139
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
$104
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

something to start off with.. keep in mind AMD will be releasing new APUs in the near future!
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September 12, 2011 7:50:39 AM

isn't 16 gb a bit over kill?
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September 12, 2011 8:02:30 AM

siege_templar said:
isn't 16 gb a bit over kill?


Yes actually 16gb is overkill, these days all you need really is 8gb, 16gb is for higher end gamers and anything more then 16gb is getting absurd.

Best bet for you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Epic memory, best rated on newegg, G.Skill is best RAM brand on the market. Nuff said.
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September 12, 2011 8:31:36 AM

-The 400 shader gpu built into Llano is not much faster than your current gt220.
It does however have a 2.9ghz quad core.

-Since you already have ddr2 memory, a cheaper outdated am2+ or am3 board that supports ddr2 memory would be your cheapest upgrade.

-If you are running a ide hdd, use them as extra storage drives and get a new boot drive like a seagate 500gig sataIII. A old ide drive will be only about 50mb/s and the new drive is over 100mb/s also the seek time is much less.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $366.94 ($321 after rebates). (i am assuming you need a new power supply)

-Add case fans to any empty fan spots on your case.

-If you wanted to opt for the faster hd-6850 and phenomIIx4 965 3.4ghz cpu instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $453.95 ($428 after rebates)

-Both options leave adding a second card later on for crossfire open.
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September 12, 2011 11:36:29 AM

Wow thanks, i wasnt really gonna upgrade to a APU, getting a new pc at end of year (if finances say yes) was gonna build 2 from scratch for my brothers, wanted them to be cheap, as they will only play minecraft and games that pre date 2008. But thanks heaps, could you suggest a M-ATX case with a psu in it? and 4gb of ram would be sufficient, personal atm i wouldnt go over 8 gb of ram unless it was a sandy-e build.
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September 12, 2011 12:06:11 PM

Toms had an article showing that higher speed ram will really help with apus, so I'd get some corsair vengeance 1866mhz or the 1600mhz and oc it
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September 22, 2011 11:55:07 AM

Best answer selected by Siege_templar.
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