I`ve been saving some money lately , and i`m planning on building a new somewhat "decent" computer . I had my mind set on buying some stuff , but i realized that the total was way over my available budget , and im back to the drawing board . Ok , so here is the deal ... Im just going to stick with the essentials since the other components are pretty much the same for both builds . Option one : MB : Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 955BE VPU : MSI R6870 HAWK Total @360EUR Option two : MB : MSI A75MA-G55 APU : AMD A-Series A8-3850 VPU : MSI R6670-MD1GD5 1GB Total @255EUR And ofc. going crossfire with the apu . I`ve seen some decent results , but i don`t really know if it will be enough to match the R6870 performance , prolly not . And im kinda scared when i think about driver bugs and games in which scalling will be crappy and/or won`t work at all . But this build allows me to save 100EUR , and buy something like : CPU COOLER : EKL Alpenföhn Nordwand rev. B for 35EUR RAM : GeIL Value Plus DIMM Kit 8GB PC3-12800U CL9-9-9-28 (DDR3-1600) for 50EUR And save some cash for the SSD . Overclocking is a must . The APU will also give more video performance also . Yea im going to be gaming a little , but im not for the eyecandy in case ur wondering I find using more than 2xAA and 4xAF irrelevant in most game titles and 1680x1050 is more than enough for me . No need to max out everything . Thoughts ?