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Intel i3 2100/2120 or AMD FX4100

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September 24, 2012 1:46:56 AM

I'm on a tight budget for under 600$ and the AMD is 20$ less. I don't know which would be better for me, I'm going to be playing games like minecraft, tf2, portal, left 4 dead, pretty much any steam game with a great sale and video rendering and encoding in After Effects and Premiere as well as web browsing and a bit of multitasking. I'm going to be using an HD 7770in the build. PLEASE HELP!:) 
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September 24, 2012 1:52:02 AM

i3!

But...

Why not a Pentium G860? You can use the 7770 for rendering in Adobe!
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September 24, 2012 1:56:31 AM

i3 > 4100
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September 24, 2012 1:59:16 AM

How do you think the Pentium would do in everything I want to do? Would it be better overall and faster than the AMD? It wouldn't bottleneck the 7770 would it?
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September 24, 2012 2:02:33 AM

What about the Pentium G2120? Would that be even better or... I'm only really up to date on the newest generation CPUs.
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September 24, 2012 2:03:25 AM

G860.
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September 24, 2012 2:08:00 AM

Now, I don't really understand hyper-threading muffin. What's it for and what does it do? I know the new intel series have the but the pentiums don't.
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September 24, 2012 2:12:52 AM

It essentially "emulates" cores. So 1 core would emulate 2 logical cores.
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September 24, 2012 2:20:54 AM

Won't notice a darn difference on any of the above posts. Get anything stated.
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