Budget gaming build

I'm having a hard deciding between AMD's APU or Intel + seperate dedicated GPU :

First one :


Acer AM3470-EB30P : http://www.acer.ca/ac/en/CA/content/model/PT.SJ0P2.001

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product.aspx?language=EN-CA&product=8005031&catalog=Online&tab=2&swlang=true


Second one (I would pair this with an HD 7770 for example):

Acer AM3970-EB21P (closest model) : http://www.acer.ca/ac/en/CA/content/model/PT.SHAP2.016

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product.aspx?language=EN-CA&product=8005029&catalog=Online&tab=2&swlang=true

I aim to play modern games (Skyrim, Mass effect 3, saints row ,dark souls, etc.) on medium settings and medium resolution. Would that be possible ?
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  1. ivan234 said:
    I'm having a hard deciding between AMD's APU or Intel + seperate dedicated GPU :

    First one :


    Acer AM3470-EB30P : http://www.acer.ca/ac/en/CA/content/model/PT.SJ0P2.001

    http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product.aspx?language=EN-CA&product=8005031&catalog=Online&tab=2&swlang=true


    Second one (I would pair this with an HD 7770 for example):

    Acer AM3970-EB21P (closest model) : http://www.acer.ca/ac/en/CA/content/model/PT.SHAP2.016)

    http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product.aspx?language=EN-CA&product=8005029&catalog=Online&tab=2&swlang=true

    I aim to play modern games (Skyrim, Mass effect 3, saints row ,dark souls, etc.) on medium settings and medium resolution. Would that be possible ?


    If prices are similar than definately get the one with the 7770. The 7770 will blow even the best APU out of the water. Hell with it you could play 1080p on high!
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