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Which mobo/AMD processor combo is better?

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December 25, 2012 4:35:35 PM

Hello, I am building a CPU for my wife. She is a fairly light user. She tends to surf the internet, listen to music, write in Word, and watch the occasonal Youtube video. I have two options for chips/mobos for her and I'm not sure which is better.

I can either do an AMD A6 3670 2.7 GHz APU

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

With this mobo

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

Or an AMD Athlon X4 640 Propus 3.0 GHZ

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

with this mobo

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

I've never built from scratch with AMD before so I'm not as sure about their specs. From what I'm seeing the APU has a better on board graphics option than the onboard option on the mobo in the second combo but the second combo has a slightly higher clock speed which (in my understanding) should lead to better speed when multi-tasking or running programs.

Any advice for me?

Oh if it matters I'm looking to do 4 GB of RAM, with no SSD, just a 500 GB 7200 RPM regular drive. I also don't plan on overclocking much, if at all, because it's going to be a fairly small build and I don't have much cooling room.

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December 25, 2012 4:38:10 PM

Get the first combo, you get a kinda decent GPU with it, can even handle light gaming.
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