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Looking For Advice On AMD build For Low Cost.

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Sadly no $400 build is going to be as you call it "High end gaming", if you can do $417 try this for size (just thought I would cause some more trouble really :)).....
That was kinda my point. I seriously doubt there will be any visual differences with a 7850 with either platform thus I look to overall performance.
 
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Sadly no $400 build is going to be as you call it "High end gaming", if you can do $417 try this for size.....
Actually , I got Pretty Close to $400. I Live in Massachusetts(Microcenter in Cambridge)
, and If I get the CPU , and MoBo there , I'll save a few Buck's on the Combo, Then RAM and GPU Via, Newegg.
I Own MANY Spare PC part's , and Happen to have a PSU kicking around. It's an Older powerstream , Made by topower. They Held up okay, unlike Some of the Modstream ones.
But , thank You though,
 
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Actually , I got Pretty Close to $400. I Live in Massachusetts(Microcenter in Cambridge)
, and If I get the CPU , and MoBo there , I'll save a few Buck's on the Combo, Then RAM and GPU Via, Newegg.
I Own MANY Spare PC part's , and Happen to have a PSU kicking around. It's an Older powerstream , Made by topower. They Held up okay, unlike Some of the Modstream ones.
But , thank You though,
Well for a half decent piledriver system with a 7850 I think $417 aint bad lol, personally I would rather that than the IvyBridge solution, but thats just me.
 
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Well for a half decent piledriver system with a 7850 I think $417 aint bad lol, personally I would rather that than the IvyBridge solution, but thats just me.
Yeah, I'm looking into that Direction Currently.

So I Wouldn't Need a Discreet GPU with The AMD platform?? And it would Still perform as Fast as a 7850 in Gaming?

that A10 is a beast, @ $119.
 
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Yeah, I'm looking into that Direction Currently.

So I Wouldn't Need a Discreet GPU with The AMD platform?? And it would Still perform as Fast as a 7850 in Gaming?

that A10 is a beast, @ $119.
It wont be even close,what he means is that you get both the A10 and a 7850 which will cost more and wont be as good for gaming as the i3.