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July 23, 2013 4:25:33 PM

Hi there!
I'm looking for a new budget gaming PC. Here are my choices:
1. AMD FX-4100 with an AMD 7770 - $565.99
2. AMD FX-6300 with an AMD 7750 - $611.99

I know that the FX6300 is better than the 4100 and that the 7770 is better than the 7750. I am willing to upgrade the GPU, but not the CPU because I'm bad with small parts XD. So... would it be worth it to get the second computer and upgrade the GPU in the future, or just get the first computer. I want to play games like BF4 and Assassin's Creed 4. Of course, I'm going to have to upgrade the GPU on wither computer sooner or later. But, how well will the FX-4100 hold up well in the future?

Any help is appreciated :D 

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July 23, 2013 5:10:08 PM

Collin1234 said:
MrBoomBoom said:
Hi there!
I'm looking for a new budget gaming PC. Here are my choices:
1. AMD FX-4100 with an AMD 7770 - $565.99
2. AMD FX-6300 with an AMD 7750 - $611.99

I know that the FX6300 is better than the 4100 and that the 7770 is better than the 7750. I am willing to upgrade the GPU, but not the CPU because I'm bad with small parts XD. So... would it be worth it to get the second computer and upgrade the GPU in the future, or just get the first computer. I want to play games like BF4 and Assassin's Creed 4. Of course, I'm going to have to upgrade the GPU on wither computer sooner or later. But, how well will the FX-4100 hold up well in the future?

Any help is appreciated :D 


Get equal parts so there won't be bottlenecks


I don't think either system will bottleneck though...
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July 23, 2013 5:52:21 PM

Both setups are close enough to not bottleneck, i have a FX-6300, and i have to say the the increase from the Bulldozer line to the Piledriver line is substantial, i mean, The old Phenom II's are better than the 4100, plus you'd be getting two more cores; i think the processor upgrade would be bigger than the tiny bump between the GPU's. You'd get more benefit in other computing tasks as well. I'm with you on the components as well, i'd much rather do a quick GPU upgrade later than take off my massive cooler and have to re-TIM the CPU.
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July 23, 2013 5:56:17 PM

Jaxem said:
Both setups are close enough to not bottleneck, i have a FX-6300, and i have to say the the increase from the Bulldozer line to the Piledriver line is substantial, i mean, The old Phenom II's are better than the 4100, plus you'd be getting two more cores; i think the processor upgrade would be bigger than the tiny bump between the GPU's. You'd get more benefit in other computing tasks as well. I'm with you on the components as well, i'd much rather do a quick GPU upgrade later than take off my massive cooler and have to re-TIM the CPU.


Thanks :) 
What kind of power supply do you think would be good for a FX 6300 and AMD 7850?
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July 23, 2013 6:02:25 PM

MrBoomBoom said:
Jaxem said:
Both setups are close enough to not bottleneck, i have a FX-6300, and i have to say the the increase from the Bulldozer line to the Piledriver line is substantial, i mean, The old Phenom II's are better than the 4100, plus you'd be getting two more cores; i think the processor upgrade would be bigger than the tiny bump between the GPU's. You'd get more benefit in other computing tasks as well. I'm with you on the components as well, i'd much rather do a quick GPU upgrade later than take off my massive cooler and have to re-TIM the CPU.


Thanks :) 
What kind of power supply do you think would be good for a FX 6300 and AMD 7850?


Corsair makes a great PSU, i have a CX 430 in one machine running a Phenom II x4 970 with a Radeon HD 7850, and a CX 500 in another running an FX-6300 and a Radeon HD 7870, the CX 430 goes on rebate/sale on newegg now and again for $20 and the 500 for $30, both are steals, so just my recommendation from experience.
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July 23, 2013 6:20:30 PM

Jaxem said:
MrBoomBoom said:
Jaxem said:
Both setups are close enough to not bottleneck, i have a FX-6300, and i have to say the the increase from the Bulldozer line to the Piledriver line is substantial, i mean, The old Phenom II's are better than the 4100, plus you'd be getting two more cores; i think the processor upgrade would be bigger than the tiny bump between the GPU's. You'd get more benefit in other computing tasks as well. I'm with you on the components as well, i'd much rather do a quick GPU upgrade later than take off my massive cooler and have to re-TIM the CPU.


Thanks :) 
What kind of power supply do you think would be good for a FX 6300 and AMD 7850?


Corsair makes a great PSU, i have a CX 430 in one machine running a Phenom II x4 970 with a Radeon HD 7850, and a CX 500 in another running an FX-6300 and a Radeon HD 7870, the CX 430 goes on rebate/sale on newegg now and again for $20 and the 500 for $30, both are steals, so just my recommendation from experience.


Corsair does make good PSUs. Thanks again :) 
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July 23, 2013 8:28:45 PM

top brands include seasonic. Antec is also good and a little cheaper.
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