I picked up a Saphire HD7790 2GB card because it was at a decent price ($129), and I'm going to throw it in my parents PC (Celeron g1620) for about 3 weeks, until I can afford to put together my budget rig.
I really want to go really cheap, but with room to grow, so I was thinking of going for a g1620 inside a b75 board, because with the LGA1155 socket I could go all the way up to an i5 if I wanted to later on. This would be great since the g1620 is only $49, and when I upgrade I could use it for a budget NAS or upgrading my pfsense box.
So I've kinda sold myself on it, but for an extra $30 I can get a g2130 pentium. Would the g2130 give me a significant gain in gaming at all? Or is it best save this $30 for a later upgrade?
Anyway with all that said, the reason I posted here wasn't just to get a celeron vs pentium comparison, it was actually to ask about the AMD side of things. I'd love to do an AMD build since I've never actually done one. The problem is, i know nothing about what AMD has to offer haha!
I remember when I was considering an APU for my parents, it seemed that AMD boards cost more but the processors are much better value, but there wasn't much room for upgrading on the APU side. That's all I really know.
To make a long and terribly worded post short, what CPU should I pair with my HD7790 when wanting to spend as little money as possible?
edit: I wish the tek syndicate forums supported shift+enter new lines. I forget everytime I post haha!