^ thats a really good balanced build for ~$300. only thing i would suggest is possibly getting some 1600 or 1866 memory since the gpu performance of llano scales somewhat with increased bandwidth/decreased latency:
I if was you I should totally go for the AMD A8-3850 in combination with the HD 6670. I also used this combination and I am still very happy about it. But don't expect Highest quality, most new games you'll be playing on medium ( like BF3 or whatever)
I if was you I should totally go for the AMD A8-3850 in combination with the HD 6670.
Since the 6670 is $100 and a 6850 is $135, you might as well spend the extra $35 on the 6850. A single 6850 beats hybrid llano+6670. This really negates the need for a fusion APU. Unless the PSU is a constraint or the budget is extremely low, it is hard to find value with the APUs in desktop gaming.
I've had both, A AMD phenom X4 with the HD6850 and the Llano with the HD6670. And to be honest I'm more satisfied with the AMD Fusion combination. Of course this is just my opinion, but as you said, it depends on your budget. I've chosen to build a Vision PC, because I wanted to know how good it works. One thing to mention that could possibly be the reason why I've had better experiences with the Vision PC then with the other one, is that I overclocked the Vision PC to the limit. But even in normal clock settings, it is equal to the HD6850.
A really good card for the money, and you shouldn't have any trouble getting the most out of modern games with it (while there may be a few you can't max, it can run pretty much everything out there with high visual quality at 720p and possibly 1080p on most, while maintaining a solid 60 fps).
Total - $520
It is a little over your budget, but if you shop patiently and carefully, you should be able to get the above for about an even $500. If you don't have enough, wait until you do - it is only a difference of $100. It will be worth it. Don't settle for less in the GPU department. The 6950 1GB is the bare minimum I would recommend anyone, regardless of budget. If you can't afford at least a 6950 1GB, then you can't afford to get into PC gaming, because you shouldn't have to settle for Xbox quality - don't shoot for Xbox quality.