I am brand new to the PC gaming scene and want to build my first computer. I want something that will be aAMDble to handle medium/high graphics for as cheap as possible, the budget will be in the 500-550 range. I don't play a lot of the "AAA" titles, but one thing that I really want to be able to run well is SimCity when it comes out in March.
I have heard AMD doesn't compare to Intel, so please feel free to give me your opinion with the build you post.
Thank you guys so much, any tips will be greatly appreciated.
You could go even cheaper with the 1st build by replacing the motherboard and cpu with an amd x4 965 black edition (95$) and a gigabyte amd 760 g+ motherboard (55$) and a cheaper video card like a hd 7770(130$), it's up to you though.