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If you buy build from dell, might be a medium case, you have to be extra careful about the size of everything, cpu cooler, RAM height, GPU thickness. My first case, and the one I still use, is a full atx. I never have to comb through reviews looking for caveats on components, I can just shop the sales and get what I want quicker and cheaper.
As to gaming on medium settings, well, that's most of my experience. The only time I don't game on medium is when I'm gaming on low Not knowing what high settings look like probably makes it easier to do without.
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There can be a building premium, especially if you pay retail for every part and before you have parts you can reuse. If you're patient and shop the sales maybe even work a few rebates, you can do better over the long run. You get something at BB and don't pay attention to what PSU it has, then you want to upgrade your GPU and discover you need a new PSU even though you have a perfectly good one already. Plus if you take into account parts from this build that will carry over well into your next build and the one after that, a little investment now goes a long way. Not everything cheaper in the moment saves you money over the long haul.
But it's definitely easier to let to BB do it and that's worth the premium to some folks, nothing wrong with that. I'd rather buy my clothes than make them even if I could save buck (I probably couldn't). But I enjoy planning, shopping for and building my desktop.
If you'll post the model number from the A10 you're asking about, I'll happily look at it, but FWIW, I won't be able to tell you anything a quick googling of the model number won't. Watch for a review from a reputable place, one will be near the top of the results and to boot you'll see some comparative benchmarks too.
Well I would think that if you can over clock that makes these much better than the Intel i series even the i7s?
If you're referring to the integrated Radeon in a recent AMD APU, that is my build. I have a a8-7600 and there are a lot of models that offer a lot of bang for the buck. If you're actually talking about something integrated in the motherboard I'd need to know the motherboard model. I had one like that a long time ago but I'm not familiar with models today. What sort of processor would you pair with it? FX?
As far as "Loss" - yes... the integrated GPU on AMD/Intel cpus are not very good.. passable..but... A10-7700 (shown in the video) has a 260x. So, its a lower end card. You could play League of Legends or DOTA with no issues - CS:GO yep.. most older games will be fine. Fallout 4, just know that you wont have max settings.
I have an R9 270 in my pc and it runs the newer games ok.. a 260x is around the same performance.
Overclocking isn't magic. It's just a boost. A boost from a budget chip still leaves you in budget territory. Beyond that, there are also Core i processors with unlocked multipliers (these models also end in "K") for easy overclocking.
Core i processors are better than anything AMD has to the best of my knowledge. That's why they cost 2x-10x as much.