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First timer. Tight budget.

rusticcactus
  • 87 months ago

Will be used for light gaming (civ, tropico, football manager etc.) hence the lack of a graphic card. I may add one in the future. So which system is my best route for integrated graphics? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/rusticcactus/saved/1ph3 OR http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/rusticcactus/saved/1ph1

I am a complete amateur to all this,so please explain any changes you suggest,cheers.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

The A4 will offer better integrated graphics but the processor side is quite weak so if you add a graphics card later it will likely be bottlenecked. I'm not familiar with the 965's integrated graphics but the processor will likely handle any game you throw at it if you add graphics later. If I were you I'd get the Phenom build and have mediocre graphics performance until you save up $100 for a radeon hd 7770.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure I'm getting it right, but I think the graphics in the phenom build will be provided by the mobo.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Or would this be the better option? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/rusticcactus/saved/1prV

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

Throw a little 6670 or something similar into the A4 build.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Will a gpu be required for the games I mentioned?

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

No, but you will be able to play more games in 720p

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