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I5 3330 (+gtx650) vs i3 2100 (+gtx560) vs fx-6100 (+gtx 560)

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December 30, 2012 1:34:19 PM

so i was planning on building a gaming rig and i found some cpu+gpu bundles.
i5 3330 (+gtx650) vs i3 2100 (+gtx560) vs fx-6100 (+gtx 560)
I am on a budget and a close friend of mine is selling those and will give me like 50% off
but i couldn't chose between these 3
wich one would fit better for videogaming.
I am using on a 1280x1024 monitor and i am planning to play newer games like BF3,FarCry3, Blop2,CRY3,ETC

So wich one would fit me the best?
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December 30, 2012 3:05:07 PM

The i3 2120 (+gtx560) will meet your requirements.
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December 30, 2012 5:18:51 PM

The fx 6100 is an intriguing option, if you like to OC and the price is right.
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December 30, 2012 5:21:17 PM

I wouldn't get the 6100, Zambezi was garbage, if it was a 6300 it would be a different story. For your gaming needs, I would get a Core i3 3220 & a 660ti or a 7870, BF3 & Far Cry 3 are very demanding, a i3 and 560 will only get you low settings really.
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December 30, 2012 5:35:13 PM

payturr said:
I wouldn't get the 6100, Zambezi was garbage, if it was a 6300 it would be a different story. For your gaming needs, I would get a Core i3 3220 & a 660ti or a 7870, BF3 & Far Cry 3 are very demanding, a i3 and 560 will only get you low settings really.


The 6100 going against those chips at a similar price point is worth considering. It's price has come down a lot since piledriivers release and it's a good buy where It is right now. As a wise once said, there are no bad product, only bad price points.
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January 31, 2013 9:19:58 AM

Go with i5+ gtx 650 as i5 is quad core which will great for game and gtx 650 will handle games at high sett at your resolution if you turn down vsync and AA.
December 5, 2013 10:46:07 PM

I am building a cpu and will a fx 6100 and a gtx 650 play battlefield 4
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December 6, 2013 4:26:28 AM

fx-6100 is from bulldozer architecture, and is not worth it altogether, it is a waste, if you don't have any other options at hand i5+650 is the best deal
* Don't go wit i3, since the i3 is a dual core and is not worth it, if you don't play computer games, its an excellent option, but if you are a gamer, don't even touch that, since games are already heavily threaded, and i3 can't keep up, read these before you buy this CPU http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/132533/sponsored_... and also http://www.shacknews.com/article/70348/epic-talks-unrea..., with games going to utilize more cores i3 is a big mistake
* Don't go with FX 6100, this CPU is not designed for gaming, it is designed for everyday tasks, like surfing the net, watching a movie or perhaps, casual gaming. However FX 6300 is another story, and you can see its real potential is tittles like http://www.pcgameshardware.de/Crysis-3-PC-235317/Tests/... as you can see in heavily threaded games, fx 6300 surpasses even i5-2500k, with new engines on the way, benchmarks like this, will be very natural also Ubisoft has realeased a new engine which will be used in Watch dogs http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=4546&ga... the tittle which is heavily threaded
* Conclusion: Among your options the i5 is your best bet, if you could change the FX 6100 to 6300/8320 things would change, but for your situation as I said i5+gtx 650
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December 6, 2013 4:32:51 AM

I would take the i5 option as it is half price. You wont get another offer like that for years, and it is noticeably better than the other two. You will find it will suffice in games for a long time.
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