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January 24, 2012 1:10:08 AM

hi i want to establish a Internet/Gaming Cafe, can anyone help on building a good PC?
it will be a BIG a help for me... thank you in advance ^_^

Approximate Purchase Date: first week of February 2012
Budget Range: around $400 to $500 (18k to 21k Php)
System Usage: for PC Rentals (Internet/Gaming)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pcgilmore.com.ph and enigma-phil.com.ph
Country: Philippines
Parts Preferences: I would like to use an AMD/Intel CPU & anything with a good mobo with a 19" LED Monitor
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

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January 24, 2012 2:41:18 AM

my Processor Choice is
AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0 Ghz
Intel Core i3 2100 3.1Ghz 3MB LGA 1155
Intel Core i3 540 3.06Ghz 4MB LGA 1156
dont know which one is better..

Memory
Kingston 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 133 SODIMM
Kingston 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 133
dont know what SODIMM is... haha

my Hard Disk will be...
WD 320gb SATA 3.0 Blue

GPU...
Inno3d GT430 1gb 128bit
Inno3d GT430 2gb 128bit
Inno3d GT440 1gb 128bit

please help me decide...
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January 24, 2012 3:05:45 AM

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AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0 Ghz
Intel Core i3 2100 3.1Ghz 3MB LGA 1155
Intel Core i3 540 3.06Ghz 4MB LGA 1156

In most tasks the i3-2100 will be the fastest. However, depending on your use or price constraint you may want to use a cheaper chip (AMD or Intel).

With the AMD CPU you'll need an AM2+/AM3/AM3+ board.
With the i3-2100, you'll need an H61/H67/P67/Z68 board.
With the i3-540 you'll need an H55/P55 board.


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Memory
Kingston 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 133 SODIMM
Kingston 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 133
dont know what SODIMM is... haha

SO-DIMMs are laptop RAM. You want desktop SDRAM (240 pin) unless your motherboard specifically uses SO-DIMMs (very rare, but not uncommon for MiniITX size boards).

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GPU...
Inno3d GT430 1gb 128bit
Inno3d GT430 2gb 128bit
Inno3d GT440 1gb 128bit

Not much to do about the GPUs. I don't think you'll notice a big difference between the 440 and 430, so you may as well go with the 430 1GB to save money.
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January 24, 2012 3:33:01 AM

thank you for the info boiler1990...

uhmmm..
GT430 1gb and GT430 2gb has a little difference on price $8 to $10 last time i check... i wonder why there's a 1gb difference for a low price...
sorry i don't have enough knowledge on these kind of stuff...
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April 1, 2012 3:45:05 AM

amd apu is a nice choice even without a graphics card as their built in graphics is good enough and i doubt you would be putting metro2033 or bf3 there,

people normally play these

warcraft III tft
sf
point blank
ran
cabal
hon
lol

and many of those e-point games or something

these games doesn't require much from graphics so a good apu system is going to be good enough for your pc and maybe you can add in cheap gpu
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April 1, 2012 4:11:18 AM

Although this topic is a couple months old could I make a suggestion for you to use 18.5" 1366x768 resolution monitors opposed to (rare to find for me anymore) 19" 1440x900 monitors?

Websites still fit comfortably, Games will run a little smoother by having to render 240000 less pixels, and its closer to 720p so HD videos still look crisp.

I'll also +1 to Travo_Nova's suggestion to go with an AMD APU.
It'll also be "greener" than an i3 + GT430 = less electricity bills for your CafĂ© :p 
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