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AMD FX 4100 Vs Intel Core I3 2120

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November 12, 2012 12:02:49 PM

Hello Friends. Iam going to build new rig next week. I have confusion between FX 4100 & I3 2120
My main purpose is gaming. I am building this rig For Assassin's creed 3 as well as Far Cry 3.
I am not hardcore gamer. Is it better to get FX for GTA IV and BF3 as they require quad core processor. In india phenom II x4 are hard to find.
I only play games watch movies and do net surfing. Which rig is good to buy????

1st
Intel core i3 2120
Asus P8B75-M-LX
Sapphire Radeon Hd 6850 1GB GDDR5
Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600 MHz
Corsair CX-430V2

2nd
AMD FX 4100
Asus M5A88M
Sapphire Radeon Hd 6850 1GB GDDR5
Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600 MHz
Corsair CX-430V2

As I already have a monitor with resolution 1366x768 and 320Gb hdd. i am also buying Cooler master elite 431 plus usb 3.0

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November 12, 2012 12:17:04 PM

Even the best AMD CPU is only as efficient as a high-end i3 processor. Never choose AMD; they are not worth it. :p 
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November 12, 2012 12:32:04 PM

The only reason to buy a 4100 is if you are willing to overclock your processor and you're not concerned about power consumption or heat. From the sound of your post, you don't want to overclock, so I3 for you.

GTA and BF3 don't *require* a quad core processor, they just perform better with four cores under some conditions (e.g. BF3 multiplayer benefits from four cores, but single player runs equally well with 2 or 4) . You can certainly play them with an I3.

good luck!
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November 12, 2012 1:25:10 PM

Is Asus P8B75-M-LX a good motherboard for I3 2120 or any other option in same price range ?
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November 12, 2012 1:35:35 PM

Rajatgiri said:
Is Asus P8B75-M-LX a good motherboard for I3 2120 or any other option in same price range ?

It is OK for a budget build for use of a single GPU and maybe a single SATA6GB SSD.
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