What is the cheapest build that runs games at better than console quality?

I recently decided that the left side of my car was looking to nice so this morning i figured i would lightly rearrange that side of the care using a guardrail. So i may not have as large a budget as i would like for an upcoming build. I'm just looking for ideas for low budget builds i cant quote a budget yet since we dont know how much the damage will cost im hoping it wont impact the budget that much but i would like to have options set up so that i can have something to fall back on.

Here's one that I had laying around on my HDD. Very Cheap andd extremely powerful for the price.


AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz FM2 4MB 100W Black Edition £95.26

Gigabyte F2A75M-D3H AMD FM2 A75 DDR3 mATX £55.84

Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive £54.99

Patriot Memory 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866MHz Viper 3 Black Mamba DIMM CL9 £36.72

Antec Earthwatts 380W ATX 12V 80Plus £36.49

Gigabyte IF233 Miditower USB 3.0 £30.99


Total: £300.19

Parts priced used Dabs.co.uk

Are the apu's really viable? What kind of performance do they have?



it does the job pretty good the apu has the graphics close to a 7750


I believe even an A4 can deliver better graphics, let alone an A10. The 5800K is fairly powerful, with its CPU performance between a Phenom X4 965 and an FX-4100/4300. Then the GPU performance is like a discrete GPU. I can't really compare anything to it now, because I haven't researched in a while, but if I remember correctly, you can max out most games at 720p, some at 1080p. 


AMDs 'A' series APU's are the bees knees! At least get an A8!

You could probably grab a cheaper case or use one that is laying around, either way, I don't think spending almost $50 on a case for a low budget build is necissarry. Other than that, everything seems solid and I am amazed at how much lower of a price that build is compared to mine.

get the a8 5600k if you plan on getting another graphics card later. you'll save a few bucks and it has similar processing performance.


Get the AMD A8 5600K APU. I have it, running BF3 on Medium with 64 players on a large map with 20-25 fps.

A10 destroys the A8 in every way...

There's only one way to find out!



Please tell me someone gets the referance..

only the Brits amongst us will get the Saturday Night Blurb ref :) 

Hey you can check my tread i have a build thats is a $400 or less. Its a intel processor and a r7 260x graphics card