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Should I rely on AMD APU?

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I wasn't talking about the current APU's not having PCI-E 3.0 support. I was saying that any GPU you pair with an APU won't need PCI-E 3.0. It won't matter that Kaveri has PCI-E 3.0 because no GPU you'd pair with a Kaveri APU would actually benefit from PCI-E 3.0.

Even the R9 290X doesn't really benefit from PCI-E 3.0 in a noticeable way.
 
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I finally got around to recording a little gameplay with my A10-6800K. Even on max settings with 4xAA, the game was pretty smooth. The framerate drop was pretty noticeable during replays with the close camera angles, but when you're actually playing it is smooth. The framerate counter is a little hard to read thanks to Youtube, so I put a summary of the framerates in the description.

P.S. Yes, I stink at the game. I didn't even read what the controls were for the game.
Nice work newtekie, how do I record a game?

BTW OP can add a 6570/6670 discrete video card to CF with APU right?
 

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I wanna point out most APU's (I.E my A8-3850) are suitable for 720p gaming. 1920x1080 gaming is more for simple, and/or older games.
I have a 750k with a 650ti BOOST and that does 1080p without a hitch. That said I STRONGLY recommend a A10 w/ 1866 RAM, or a 750k/G3220 w/ a discrete VGA ($75-100). A 7750 is roughly double the power of the iGPU in the A10's, yes it may cost more, but it's truly a different level.
 
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here is a small update.

I waited for the A8 7600 APU, but i changed my mind based on the AMD's delay. Next option, the AMD A10 7700K!

Then i thought about the rams, and based on this and this, I have chosen the Kingston KHX24C11T3K2/8X (8GB, 512M x 64-Bit x 2 pcs. DDR3-2400 CL11 240-Pin DIMM Kit ).

Finally, the mobo, I have chosen the ASUS A88XM-PLUS.
 
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Ok so if you are done with the main component lets move onward, HDD, PSU, CASE+FAN.

so 400 Euro is roughly = $600.

hmmm... look at your budget is somewhat similiar to mine when i first visit TPU for advice

For HDD i recommend
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239045

120GB should do fine with your OS installed and speed booting

For PSU i recommend 500watt as minimum maybe from corsair or thermaltake or silverstone
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

For Case i will buy 1 set with their fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163200

Ok, i know this is silly question but, what os do you want to install? 7, 8, or 8.1?
 
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here is a small update.

I waited for the A8 7600 APU, but i changed my mind based on the AMD's delay. Next option, the AMD A10 7700K!

Then i thought about the rams, and based on this and this, I have chosen the Kingston KHX24C11T3K2/8X (8GB, 512M x 64-Bit x 2 pcs. DDR3-2400 CL11 240-Pin DIMM Kit ).

Finally, the mobo, I have chosen the ASUS A88XM-PLUS.
Nice choices.

NZXT Source 210 would be a very nice case on a budget, can you get them in Greece?
 
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Yes I can, but it isn't a "budget" case here (costs ~60€!!!).

I let my cousin decide for the case, i gave him the basic requirements (fan dimensions drive bays etc) and let him find something that fits his needs and taste.
 
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Why don't you buy a Haswell Pentium or an Athlon 760K and couple it with a R7 260 or 260X or 265? Skimp on the SSD. It's pointless to buy an SSD for a gaming computer at this low budget.
 
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