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Here's a semi-hypothetical dilemma based on the suggestion i was giving to a build for a friend's friend.
The max amount of money is 300 euro = $342, the wiggle room is almost non-existent under 10 euro, so lets use $350 as max.
The hdd, the os and the optical drive and the case are not counted, and there is also a cheap no-name chinese power supply in play.
The Dilemma is Intel i3 + discrete GPU versus an amd APU solution.
Local prices are at play, however i think a build made on us prices should also be made for possibly a comparison, but not necessary.
i3-4130 is out of stock, chepeast i3-4160 is 118 euros, it is possible to find a cheapest H81 motherboard for ~42 euros mostly asrock models with a runaway Gigabyte GA-H81M-S1. Cheapest RAM is 2x4GB Kingston HyperX for 72 euros, however there is price hike under way, so the price could have elevated over night as much as 85 eur. Cheapest single stick of 4GB is the same kingston for 38 eur, pending increase. Cheapest power supply that's not gonna burn through everything is a LC POWER LC420H-12 V2.31 for 24 eur
that's 220 euros without a gpu and 1x4GB ram, and amd 250x costs 90 euros.
I dubbed it Gdemami's
(it also has a secret powerup, in if he keeps the already a couple of years in use no-name $5 power supply he can fit a 250x in there and have it go for 306 eur)
the other build is amd apu 7850k at 145 euros (7800k is also 145 euros at every shop atm), Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-S1 for 48 euros, 2x4GB Kingston predator or hyper x or beast at 2400Mhz for 85 euro with price ongoing in 2/3 of the shops for 90-100 euros, and the LC420H=12 V2.31 for the same 24 eur.
That's 302 euros total, and i dubbed it: U cant pay me to run that PSU
2x4GB is 1866 Mhz ram is 78 euros, and 7700k apu is 117 euros which gives u around 58 euro more for a different power supply either SUPER FLOWER SF-650P-14P Black Edition, SUPER FLOWER SF-550P14HE, THERMALTAKE SPS-530M or SUPER FLOWER SF-350P14XE (HX).
There's similar types of 400/450/500/550w for less , i just listed the best for 58 eur.
I'm not joking here there's a couple of more possibilities in play he can possibly get, but these 2 are main ones atm, and he hasn't bought anything yet, and it is extremely urgent so he cant wait for the stupid 7800k price to normalize and similar.
I'll give out the links for the shop search engines and shops themselves if anyone wants, but u need to keep in mind that any prices lower than what i've written here are not regular, because even if they list it on their website, once i called them they didn't have the parts at all, or didn't have them for the prices listen on the websites but for more.