Honestly, It's been well over a year since I've kept up with the technologies.
Now I'm not sure about anything.
Are the APU's still decent?
I'd like to spend 4-500. I wanna spend as little as possible though.
Looking around on Newegg now, I'm definitely out of it. 3 Years ago I could look at parts and put together a 450 $ rig (Not physically, just in the shopping cart haha. I'm broke.) Now I can't pick 3 parts without being close to 400.
I want to be able to play Skyrim and Minecraft. I don't necessarily have those games, that's just my minimum requirement for a GPU.
I want a CPU that'll still work in 5 years. (My laptop is a daul-core at 2.2 GHz. Very fast in its first year. 3 Years now it drags it's feet.)
Will an APU perform well enough to play skyrim on high settings? I don't want spend more than 225 of my budget on a gpu and cpu.
I don't want to spend more than 80 on RAM.
Heres what I've compiled myself thus far.
CPU: AMD FX-6300 (First thing i picked. it looked pretty. but kinda expensive for my broke self.) 120$
Memory: Kingston KVR13N9S8H (2 of these for 8 Gigs) 78$. 39$ each
GPU: Radeon R7 290X Toms Hardware mentioned it as a good budget GPU for this year 130$
MOBO: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 90$
I'm nearing 420 bucks and theres still a bunch of crap I need. Any better decisions you guys would make?