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December 31, 2012 4:26:19 PM

Hi im looking to build a budget gaming pc for 500 or less. Im thinking of getting and amd apu because they are cheap and clock decently fast. If I get something like an a8 or a10 apu, will I still be able to have a dedicated graphics card and use it to full potential? Or would it be better to leave it without dedicated graphics, or trash the apu and get an fx for a bit more money, and have a dedicated graphics card? Anything will help, thanks.

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a c 180 U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 4:54:27 PM

Having dedicated gpu is always better.get a graphic card instead of apu
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December 31, 2012 5:04:36 PM

You can buy an APU now and use a dedicated card later.
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December 31, 2012 5:05:12 PM

+1 on the above,

GAMING PC = Seperate GPU end of discussion. If you need build advice, let us know.
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a b K Overclocking
December 31, 2012 5:18:12 PM

(Budget $500 – $600)I would go for something like
CPU – Intel Core i3 2100
Motherboard – ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM
Memory – 4GB Corsair XMS DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit
Video Card – Sapphire AMD Radeon HD7770
Hard Drive – Seagate Barracuda 500GB
Optical Drive - OEM DVD Drive or OEM Blu Ray Drive (Any Manufacturer)
PSU – OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W
Case – Cooler Master Elite 430
Operating System – Windows 7 64 bit
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a b K Overclocking
December 31, 2012 5:26:49 PM

here you go, Sub $500, AMD build

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($111.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $514.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 14:24 EST-0500)
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 5:34:40 PM

You maybe able to save some money on the PC case since that more cosmetic I sure you could find one for around $40 and you can pick up the fx-6300 on amazon with free shiping for around 129.99 so that would bring the build down to around $485
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December 31, 2012 7:41:03 PM

I thank you guys so much it will really help me.
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December 31, 2012 7:47:06 PM

+1 Bigcyco1

Both of the builds listed are very good for entry-level systems. My first PC gaming machine that I built had very similar specs and I loved it. Happy Hunting :) 
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