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Is a 4 core system useful to a non gamer?

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December 31, 2011 10:18:32 PM

I am a non gamer, I want to build a new computer that will be able to run fast on Windows 7 64 bit operating system. Is it worth my money to buy the AMD FD 4100 and Asus M5A97? I would also like to OC the System.

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December 31, 2011 10:24:09 PM

Do you do any kind of Encoding,Video rendering or photo editing?
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December 31, 2011 10:25:20 PM

yes it would be nice to have a quadcore even for a non gamer.

the price difference nowadays is very little and an amd quad core is actually the lower end of the cpu list.

I would suggest not the FX 4100 but instead getting a 965 or 955 if you can or a 960t as they are better cpus at lower prices tho the fx will oc better if you are wanting to do that.
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December 31, 2011 10:25:31 PM

Sure, if you do things that can make use of 4 cores like video encoding or graphics rendering.
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December 31, 2011 10:33:07 PM

if you really want a quad, and dont really ahve use for it, you can check out the athlon II x4 series, the prices are great right now,

but since you are not a gamer im guessing you will not be getting a gpu, so you might want to check out the amd fm1 quads, great for anything non gaming related
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January 9, 2012 5:24:41 PM

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