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March 25, 2010 7:42:26 AM

Hi,


I am looking for best price/performance cpu, today.
My hevyest PC load is on movies , games I dont play at all.
Thx for any suggestion.
Pls answer to bojan_grandlic[at]t-2.net

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March 25, 2010 7:55:44 AM

The I3 530 is best bang for the buck for your needs if you are building new. Now if you already have a system that you just want to upgrade please list your motherboard.
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March 25, 2010 8:05:38 AM

saaiello said:
The I3 530 is best bang for the buck for your needs if you are building new. Now if you already have a system that you just want to upgrade please list your motherboard.


i would strongly disagree.

the athlon II 620 would surely be the best bang/buck chip. 4 cores @ 2.6ghz for 100 dollars? on a considerably cheaper platform (mobo/ram wise).
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March 25, 2010 8:35:49 AM

Hi,


thx for your suggs.
But I found something and the price very acceptable,
CPU AMD Athlon II X2 240 AM3 . What do you think?


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March 25, 2010 8:50:58 AM

For movie watching, it will do very well. It will also do good for light gamings... Do you need anything else apart from CPU?
March 25, 2010 8:59:57 AM

it sounds good , of course I need MB as well
any suggestions?
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March 25, 2010 10:21:23 AM

Okay... If you need anything else apart from CPU and MB, please tell us now... Please also tell us your budget. If you have a monitor already, tell us what resolutions does it have ( 1024x768, 1280x1024, etc )...

Read this first...
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

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March 25, 2010 2:28:16 PM

saaiello said:
The I3 530 is best bang for the buck for your needs if you are building new. Now if you already have a system that you just want to upgrade please list your motherboard.



Disagree. For $119, there are other CPUs that give better value.
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March 25, 2010 2:44:02 PM

Both HIB and welsh are absolutely correct, the i5 dualies are not the best bang for buck. The best bang for buck CPU is the AM3 x4 620 and/or x3 440. As far as intel goes the only bang for buck CPU that they offer is the i5 750 IMO..
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March 26, 2010 12:55:35 AM

I'm running my Athlon IIx4 620 on this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I recommend it if you have DDR2 ram that you want to reuse and you aren't worried about upgrading. If not, go with the AM3 version and get some DDR3 ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

To put it into context, the reason I got my board was for price. The 4200 integrated graphics should be good for HD movies. The outputs are HDMI, DVI and VGA. And the AMD chipset does not overheat and die like the nvidia 8200m.
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