Closed Is a 4 core system useful to a non gamer? Tags: CPUs Last response: January 9, 2012 6:52 PM in CPUs Share pack4u2 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. More about : core system gamer | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 016ive December 31, 2011 10:24:09 PM Do you do any kind of Encoding,Video rendering or photo editing? | Report abuse Best solution esrever CPUs Master 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. | Report abuse jaguarskx CPUs Master 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. | Report abuse xaira CPUs Authority 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 | Report abuse pack4u2 January 9, 2012 5:24:41 PM Best answer selected by pack4u2. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Is a 4 core system useful to a non gamer?> Related ressources: ForumBudget build this week, 1st timer, non-gamer , want responsive system ForumNon-Gamer , Multi- system Advice ForumDual dvi (2xdvi) - 3 cards: best price/value for non-gamer ForumNon gamer build w/ aspirations ForumNon Gamer PC question ForumBuilding a ( non-gamer ) PC for my Mum... Thoughts? ForumQuestions from a non gamer ForumIs a Phenom II 555 a good choice for non-gamer - parent? ForumFirst build help. ( Non-gamer ) ForumGood vid card useful for NON -gamers? ForumShould a NON-GAMER upgrade to i7? ForumMy shopping list for a non gamer - any thoughts? (i7 860) ForumHi everyone!!!! i7 for non gamer ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumWhy won't Turbo Core work on my Phenom X6 1065t? ForumGIGABYTE MOBO & SYSTEM BBQ Forum[Solved] Hardware defect on Core i7 2600k??? ForumCore 0 Temp Static? While Others Fluctuate...? ForumBudget Entry-Lvl Gamer ForumIs intel core i5 2400 a good gaming processor? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !