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July 16, 2012 8:16:13 AM

i building a budget gaming computer so i found some parts that i thougth were good and i want to see what you guys thought of them. also this is my first build i want it to be 400 to 550

cpu: AMD Athlon II X3 450 95W Processor (ADX450WFGMBOX) or AMD FX 4100 4-Core Processor, 3.6 4 Socket AM3+ FD4100WMGUSBX i not sure if the athlon is supported by the motherboard it said x3 was but it wasnt listed

ram: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Desktop Memory

gpu: Diamond Multimedia AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition PCIE 1G GDDR5 Video Graphics Card - 7770PE51G

case: NZXT M59 Classic Series ATX Mid Tower interior chassis M59-001BK (Black) or Antec Gaming Series one illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case or Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case

psu: Corsair Builder Series CX V2 430-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-430CXV2

mobo: ASRock Intel H57 DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboards 970DE3/U3S3

disk drive: LG Electronics 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive GH24NS50 (Black)

windows: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

thanks for any input on parts or anything

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July 16, 2012 10:45:04 AM

I would skip the AMD processor and get an Intel one. Intel's processors whip AMD's at any price point at this point in time, especially since you have a dedicated graphics card.
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July 16, 2012 5:49:45 PM

don't intel cost like hundred or two hundred for the same thing
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July 16, 2012 6:30:55 PM

You won't get a overclockable chip with more the 4 cores from intel till about $200. But their chips have more efficient cores then AMD. AMD sells more cores for the price compared to Intel. This is good for programs that take advantage of all more than 2 cores. Were games are beginning to commonly use more the 2 cores which makes AMD processors competitive. It depends on what your going to play but generally AMD's part hold themselves well in budget builds. Processors that use 2 cores are beginning to show their age, intel i3 are barely better then overclocked 4ghz core 2 duo's. So I would personally go with a phenom II x4 or a FX 4100 if you can get it for cheaper.

http://en.inpai.com.cn/doc/enshowcont.asp?id=7977&pagei...
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July 16, 2012 7:08:59 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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