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I need help with a super budget amd apu build (sub $300)

NickBolen5
  • 53 months ago

I know this is a difficult build and may not be entirely possible. But I wanted to try an amd apu build capable of running Fallout 4 at 720p. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A8-7650K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $88.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $52.38 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Case Antec VSK2000-U3 HTPC Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified TFX Power Supply $36.44 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $312.67
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $302.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 13:32 EST-0500

Something like that.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks really great! I may save up a little more and try to get the A-10 7870. Try to do kinda dual graphics but not sure yet.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

There isn't much difference between the two. Dual graphics is supported in the APU I listed.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Dual graphics is junk, don't bother. Asynchronous multi-GPU scaling isn't something that can ever work well in DX11 and prior. Furthermore, the cost of GPU's compatible with this configuration is in a class where price compression from packaging, handling, and raw materials makes them really terrible value anyway. For $20 more you can have a discrete GPU that is better than dual graphics on its best day, all the time. Furthermore furthermore, If you have the money for an A10, then you have the money for an i3-6100 which is a far superior route to take for a uber-cheap gaming rig that uses integrated graphics initially and is upgrading to discrete later on. The i3-6100 has a better arrangement of execution resources for real-time workloads than the A10, has a similarly powerful iGPU, and actually has a significant upgrade path.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

You might as well just save up a bit more and throw an extra $300 into your build.

  • 53 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7700K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $105.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus A68HM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $47.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $35.95 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case $34.98 @ Directron
Power Supply Antec Basiq 350W ATX Power Supply $27.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $291.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 13:47 EST-0500

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