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 016ive December 31, 2011 10:24:09 PM Do you do any kind of Encoding,Video rendering or photo editing? Best solution esrever a b à CPUs 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. Related resources Budget build this week, 1st timer, non-gamer , want responsive system - Forum Non-Gamer , Multi- system Advice - Forum Dual dvi (2xdvi) - 3 cards: best price/value for non-gamer - Forum Non gamer build w/ aspirations - Forum Non Gamer PC question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jaguarskx a c 355 à CPUs 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. xaira a b à CPUs 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 pack4u2 January 9, 2012 5:24:41 PM Best answer selected by pack4u2. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: 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 !