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I3-2100/2120 vs A8-3870k

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July 5, 2012 3:01:08 PM

Which of these processors is better for gaming and video editing. I would normally go with the 2100, but the $100 range motherboards for the 2100 are all h61, and h77 with only one PCI-E x16 slot and very basic features.

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July 5, 2012 4:46:05 PM

If you are going to add in a dedicated video card like the GTX 560 than you would get the best performance in a gaming system from the Intel® Core™ i3-2100/i3-2120.
Anonymous
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July 5, 2012 5:13:43 PM

I am going for discrete graphics.
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Anonymous
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July 5, 2012 5:14:47 PM

What about using dual graphics with the 6670 and the A8?
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July 5, 2012 7:23:03 PM

*still can't get over the pointlessness of the guy on the Intel payroll telling people that Intel is what they should buy* But yea, with discrete graphics, no question, get the i3. AMD's Llano is ideal for low power, non gaming systems that don't utilize discrete graphics.
Anonymous
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July 6, 2012 2:05:07 AM

Can anyone recommend me a configuration for $500?
July 6, 2012 2:12:20 AM

What HDD capacity do you want? SSD included or not, and if so, what capacity?

Memory amount?

Type of motherboard (lots of bells and whistles or minimal)?

Monitor resolution?
Anonymous
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July 6, 2012 1:23:25 PM



RAM, 4GB should do it, and save $20

The monitor resolution will be 1080p.

The motherboard should be ivy bridge compatible, everything else doesn't matter.

I could run it with a single 60GB SSD, no hard drive, I'll install software to an external drive.

Or on a 160 GB hard drive, but I don't think that by buying such a hard drive I would save money to be invested in something else, if I could get a hard drive for $40, cheaper than the SSD, then I would go for that.
Anonymous
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July 6, 2012 2:27:04 PM

8GB it is then...
Anonymous
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July 6, 2012 3:17:15 PM

Yes
Anonymous
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July 6, 2012 6:51:13 PM

Alright, thanks a lot.
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