Hey Guys, im looking at putting something together for my parents and have no experience with on-board graphics.
my budget is under 400 canadian
this is what i kind of put together so far.
Case: CM elite 371 ($40)
PS: corsair cx430 ($40)
MB: Unsure - something around 60$
CPU: something around 80-100
ram: prob 8GB since its so cheap. 35$
SSD: mushkin chronos 120GB - (85$) they have an External for storing pics.
dvd burner - ($20)
I was trying to find some info on on-board graphics and I am unsure what route to go. i have about 160 towards a MB and cpu together.
was looking at a fx 4100 first for about 100. then the i3's for 117$
they will be using the PC for normal browsing, picture viewing, email and news etc. but i wouldnt mind a ok cpu just for future proofing for a while.
The AMD APUs have been shown to scale extremely well with better memory. The A10s are slightly outperformed by the i3s, but with faster RAM, HD video and light gaming would be light years ahead. 2133 MHz RAM would have at least a 20% FPS increase over 1600 MHz RAM.
If you wanted to go Intel, you'd practically throw hardcore gaming out the window, unless you lowered graphics settings to lowest. Here's an Intel build that would handle HD video, but not so much gaming.
This would probably best suit your needs, and would perform better than the A10 as a CPU.
I think the 2nd build would best suit your needs, it'd be more than enough for simple web games, and would browse the web and perform work oriented tasks faster than an A10 would. You'd also save a 40 dollars.