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July 18, 2012 7:12:36 PM

Given a little budget to upgrade a friends pc and he needs to be able to play minecraft (and few other games) and record for youtube.

motherboard: http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A77TD_PRO/
ram: 4 gb
graphics card: 1 gb ddr3 gf 210

just need a little advice on a cpu: athlon 2 240e or athlon 2 250, can someone tell me which is better and by how much it is better?

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July 18, 2012 7:21:26 PM

First off, minecraft would be fine on just about anything...

What is the budget your wanting to spend?
a b B Homebuilt system
July 18, 2012 7:24:23 PM

the 250 should be better(albeit the whole system is still sorta on the weak side, as the gpu is even weaker than hd2000 integrated graphics)
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July 18, 2012 7:27:13 PM

hes only given me £80 to work with so im trying to get lucky with some bids on ebay
a b B Homebuilt system
July 18, 2012 7:29:13 PM

Good luck on your endeavor, ebay can be a really busy place with cheap used hardware
July 18, 2012 8:51:48 PM

So that is about $100-$120 USD...

Well I would do this,

Motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 49.99
CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 59.99
RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... 14.99

This is right above your price range, and I would look for 2 sticks of RAM, but overall this is a good build that will give you some decient performance. You might be able to find all of this on ebay at the right price.

TOTAL: $124.97
a b B Homebuilt system
July 18, 2012 8:52:59 PM

@above, hes from UK. tigerdirect i dont think ships to UK
July 18, 2012 9:31:37 PM

Once again, its a refrence... he was also going to buy the stuff on EBay...
July 18, 2012 9:38:03 PM

Ask for more money. Other than that, try to get a phenom if you can find a cheap one. Minecraft really hurts the CPU.
July 18, 2012 9:52:47 PM

I would go with a APU honestly, Phenoms would be a little overkill for minecraft... Any of the A6's could handle it, and I think a A4 could as well.
July 18, 2012 11:44:06 PM

Thanks for suggestions guys, i will try get him to bump up the budget for me lol
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