CPU/GPU/MOBO recomendations please.

I'm in the process of building a new PC and am at an impasse.

I'm liking some of the AMD FM2 cpu's but do they all feature the Trinity architecture? I do want to install a PCIE GPU so am not sure the Trinity APU is the way to go since I would just be watering down the increased graphic capibility of the cpu and using a lot of power.

So my question is am I trapping myself into this by going with a socket FM2 mobo? I'm looking at ASUS-F2A85-v-pro-Award mobo.

Any recomendations would be greatly appreciated. The GPU I'm leaning toward is GeForce GTX 650Ti AMP! by Zotec.


In a nutshell, I'm trying to build a desktop with decent gaming ability with a budget of ~$300 US for mobo and gpu combined.


thanks in advance.

MK :bounce:
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  1. if you want to buy dedicated graphic, than AMD APU will be useles....
  2. CPU Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core
    Motherboard ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155
    and rock solid GPU will be nice
  3. AMD Radeon,

    Those are solid recomendations. So the Socket is H77M?


    And by the way, these together are WELL within budget with considerable wiggle room upward leaving plenty of options!
  4. so with
    CPU Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core
    Motherboard ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155
    how much is left for GPU?
  5. 150 ish
  6. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx785aznl4

    this one is the cheapest you can get for great performance
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