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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

With this mobo

Or an AMD Athlon X4 640 Propus 3.0 GHZ

with this mobo

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.