What would be best right now for a budget desktop, an i3-3220 (or similar), or an amd apu like A8-3870K(it can be a cheaper model if it doesn't make too much diference) ? I haven't read about mobos/cpus since I bought mine so I'm a bit outdated, and thus I'm searching for a bit of help. Besides, I didn't searched the budget area while looking for parts to my desktop. I know they are very diferent CPUs, but they are sellig for about the same price where I live. Also I wanted to use the integrated graphics, not to put an dedicated VGA for them. I don't know if the mobos for the two cases differs too much, which is another concern. The idea is to build a budget desktop for the lab where my parents work, so it would be used as an oversized type machine, browsing, bibliography compiling, office suite and very basic statistics. The idea is to keep it simple and cheap, but have enough headroom for them to feel comfortable to work, the idea is less to have a . Their current desktop is an old Pentiun 3 or 4 I belive. The core i3 IGP would be enough for the normal use above? I belive they don't use any heavily threaded program, so, in this case, the i3 would be the best choice? Thanks and advance guys.