Originally Posted by TrotterTech
Have you ordered the computer/parts yet? If not, wait a sec.
Don't go with an APU if you are going to use a discreet graphics card. The APU may be listed as having a many cores but some if not most of them are for generating graphics and not processing. In other words, you are buying something you will not use and thereby wasting money.
If you are going with AMD then go with an AM3+ CPU and board. An FX-8320 or FX-8350 will give you eight cores of actual processing power. An Asrock AM3+ board would be a good choice. I am running an MSI AM3+ board with an 8320 and have no complaints.
Now if those are the specs for a prebuilt that uses onboard APU graphics then it will boil down to which APU/CPU it has in it. It would probably run both programs but you will now have awesome speeds or framerates.
Wow thissite and people are really helpful although I am now thinking of mint my own although I am nervous I think I found a good rig?
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zM4wvK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zM4wvK/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card ($139.74 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
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