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August 6, 2012 6:08:01 AM

amd fx-4100
biostar a880gz mobo
8gb ram
480watt power supply
500gb 7200rpm harddrive

im not sure about what gpu to get right now but ill be using onboard graphics for now (radeon hd 4250)
i want to be able to play mostly minecraft and league of legends for now but later ill be playing tf2 and maybe a bit of crysis 2 on mid settings. thanks for your help :) 

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August 6, 2012 6:08:13 AM

You'd be better going with the Intel route with the HD3000 or HD 2000.
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August 6, 2012 6:14:07 AM

amuffin said:
You'd be better going with the Intel route with the HD3000 or HD 2000.


i choose amd because intel is out of my budget for now and keep in mind that i will be buying a graphics card.
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August 6, 2012 6:25:24 AM

What is your budget?

A pentium G series CPU is cheaper than the FX-4100.
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August 6, 2012 6:34:09 AM

You can always consider a trinity for low budget gaming at decent low to mid level performance. Unfortunately for gaming the most important componant is the graphics card, you can alternatively look through Amazon and other classifieds and pick up a mighty cheap Phenom II x 4 955 BE and use the savings towards a low cost GPU.

You also don't need 8GB RAM you can get by with 4GB of DDR3 1333, and a antec earthwatts 400w unit is more than enough for a low cost budget build.


The alternatives are the Pentium G's on a H61.
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August 6, 2012 6:35:10 AM

amuffin said:
What is your budget?

A pentium G series CPU is cheaper than the FX-4100.

500$ for a complete computer and i would prefer amd over intel because i had an intel core 2 duo and i didnt like the computer at all.
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August 6, 2012 6:50:32 AM

The Pentium G's outperform the FX's! Plus the HD 2000/3000 are pretty fast compared to the HD 4250.
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August 6, 2012 6:55:06 AM

For $500 you can get a Phenom II x 4 or i3 build and something like a HD 6850 easily.
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August 6, 2012 9:29:02 AM

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