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Moderate-gaming build for around 450-500?

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January 29, 2012 2:41:07 AM

My choices ( change anything you wouldn't recomend, the cheaper the better. )
Case: ;$63
Psu: ;$22
Cpu: ;$130
Motherboard: ;$60
Amd radeon hd 4850 buying from a friend :$45
If not then:
Ram: ;$40
DVD drive: ;$20
Hard drive: ;$80
Approx. $460/$510

What do you think i should do to improve this? Or is this fine the way it is.
Thanks in advance.

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January 29, 2012 5:35:27 AM 124.99 cpu cheaper and better

i chose that motherboard as you seem to like asus boards although i'm unfamiliar with it some one else may be able to suggest a better one. Most don't recomend those amd processers the 4100 is alot worse then the phenom ii chips from what iunderstand and they out perform them.

Most people recomend intel boards as oposed to amd usually the i3 or i5 chips they cost a bit more but most benchmarks show they out perform the amd equivalents. so youcan consider those 2 as well if they are within your budget.
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January 29, 2012 11:29:09 AM

Just a quick question, does a quad core make any bit of a difference, or computinng power anything like that. I'm kinda a noob thanks.

And what do you guys think about my other choices? are they fine?
January 29, 2012 11:56:05 AM

It depends on what kind of load you are gonna put on it. For gaming i don't think you would use all 4 unless you 2 box (have 2 games running at once). Most people never really put enough stress on the cpu to use all 4 i wouldn't believe. Most may listen to music and surf the web or mute their games and listen to other music while gaming. Although those who edit video and do alot of hard core graphics work and such probably scream for more cores lol. And i didn't see a problem with your choices although you did not mention whether you had an operating system or not. If you don't you may want to get windows 7 unless you have another os.
January 29, 2012 11:59:50 AM

Yea, i guess i do have to choose an os but i may go with linux if i dont want to pay alot, how much is linux by the way?

And would you recommend getting the equivalent nvidia gpu or would my choice be better. Just wanna know your opinion on the 2.

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January 29, 2012 12:11:35 PM

I believe there are some 100% free versions of linux out there a copy of windows 7 104.99 for 64 bit version and the same for 32 bit lol

As for video you can always upgrade better later when you have the extra funds. You can check out and ask for suggestions specifying your build and people there can recomend something i've never really messed with video cards alot. I'm still using my on board nvidia geforce 6100 built into my board lol.
January 29, 2012 12:48:24 PM

oh my, free? lol i'd rather have that than pay for anything. Probably alot less stupid alerts like for updates. pisses me off when those boxes pop up.

Thanks everyone, I dont know who to choose for best answer so ill just close it off with this final one here. Thanks again
January 29, 2012 12:48:34 PM

Best answer selected by jason_1234.
January 29, 2012 1:00:34 PM

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