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Peice by Peice it's coming together! CPU Question!

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September 27, 2011 5:46:18 PM

Uses: Browsing, some video decoding, watching movies when hooked up to TV. Would like to play Left4Dead series, Diablo III when it comes out (if ever).

Long term plans would include early next year turning this into a HTPC with a new case, and building a seperate gaming computer.

Monitor: Acer 22" resolution: 1680x1050



Case: Purchased
Antec 300
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811129042

PSU: Purchased
Corsair CX430 V2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...9026&Tpk=cx430

Motherboard: Purchased
Biostar TH67+
http://www.newegg.ca/Special/ShellSh...6-_-09272011_1

Memory:
CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1600 2x2GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820145343
$22 after MIR

DVD Burner:
Purchased (Already own)
Asus 24x CD/DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16827135204

HD: Purchased (Already own)
WD Green 1TB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...8&Tpk=wd10eads

Video Card:
XFX HD-675X-ZMFR Radeon HD6750 1GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814150572
$80 after MIR

Processor:
Intel Core i3-2100 3.1ghz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$120

Total Remaining to buy: $222

I don't need a quad-core for HTPC or simple gaming, especially since I don't need 1920x1080 resolution?
September 28, 2011 8:18:27 AM

You should be fine with the i3-2100, it has quite nice gaming performance.

For graphics though, i would consider 6770 or 6790 instead you can get them from $90-$99 after rebates for considerably more performance.
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September 28, 2011 8:23:25 AM

gostumpy said:
Uses: Browsing, some video decoding, watching movies when hooked up to TV. Would like to play Left4Dead series, Diablo III when it comes out (if ever).

Long term plans would include early next year turning this into a HTPC with a new case, and building a seperate gaming computer.

Monitor: Acer 22" resolution: 1680x1050



Case: Purchased
Antec 300
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16811129042

PSU: Purchased
Corsair CX430 V2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...9026&Tpk=cx430

Motherboard: Purchased
Biostar TH67+
http://www.newegg.ca/Special/ShellSh...6-_-09272011_1

Memory:
CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1600 2x2GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820145343
$22 after MIR

DVD Burner:
Purchased (Already own)
Asus 24x CD/DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16827135204

HD: Purchased (Already own)
WD Green 1TB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...8&Tpk=wd10eads

Video Card:
XFX HD-675X-ZMFR Radeon HD6750 1GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814150572
$80 after MIR

Processor:
Intel Core i3-2100 3.1ghz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
$120

Total Remaining to buy: $222

I don't need a quad-core for HTPC or simple gaming, especially since I don't need 1920x1080 resolution?


Spend some extra money on a 2500k if you plan to overclock your cpu. Also spend some more money one a 560ti or something from nVida because there software for games is superior to ATI. And if you can squeeze the extra cash in, get a WD blakc hardrive, it will benifit you!

Hope this helps!
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September 28, 2011 9:05:58 PM

Thanks for the advice!

Shell-shocker today was G.Skill Ram, so I opted to buy 8gb of ram for $45 after shipping/taxes rather than Corsair's 4gb for $38 after shipping/taxes.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


Graphics, I have decided to wait until I can afford a DECENT gaming card, like a 560ti.

Until then I will just make do with my GeForce GT220 1gb card overclocked :) 
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September 29, 2011 7:06:33 AM

Sounds like a good plan, while the gt220 is nothing fancy, it is still several levels (5) above HD3000 on the CPU which actually runs games quite nicely on low settings.
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September 29, 2011 7:36:51 AM

Your build looks perfect. The i3 2100 matches the performance of AMD's quad cores and sometimes, beat them too.
Good Job finding those great deals with huge MIRs. Its all fine, go on!
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September 29, 2011 2:17:01 PM

I'd say get the 560 Ti. I have the EVGA version, which is on a rebate (until tomorrow) for $229.99 CAD. Also comes with Batman Arkham City when it is released. EVGA is one of the best GPU makers. Don't take my word, check out the reviews!
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September 30, 2011 4:47:50 AM

Lets see how much this'll cost me once I'm all done... All prices include tax and shipping, and are after MIRs.

Case: $50 Antec 300
PSU: $30 Corsair CX430V2
Mobo: $80 Biostar
Ram: $45 8GB G.Skill
GPU: ~$200 GT560Ti (recommended by pretty much everyone)
HDD: $95 OCZ Solid3 60GB (1TB WD Green as storage)
CPU: $130 i3-2100

Total: $630

Could be $530, but I really want an SSD for boot/load times :) 

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October 11, 2011 2:41:33 AM

Not quite done yet!


Purchased an XFX Radeo HD6850 1GB video card, i3-2100 CPU, and a WD Blue 1tb 6gb/sec HDD.

Wondering if I should invest another $55 after shipping to get a 32gb SSD for the OS? I really like the idea of fast boot times :) 

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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October 11, 2011 7:02:02 AM

Save a few extra bucks and get a 60-64Gb SataIII model. Lets you install your SW on the drive as well, possibly even a game or two.
Crucial M4 64Gb would be great if you can find a deal on it.

There has also been a bunch of sales for the 120GB drives, but then those are about $150-200.
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October 12, 2011 3:17:17 AM

Considering I just had to spend ~$130 on W7, I can't afford an SSD right now :(  $45 was tempting, but sold out now LOL
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