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August 18, 2012 10:27:38 PM

hi i am planning to buy a new prebuilt p.c soon and was looking at these two. I will mostly use it for gaming and want to be able to play games on high at a good fps so i am not sure which one is a better deal since i am new to this. if you have any other suggestions for other P.C's that would be a better deal than just tell me in the reply's

http://pc.ncix.com/ncixpc_new/ncixpc.cfm?uuid=5A34C33B-...

http://pc.ncix.com/ncixpc_new/ncixpc.cfm?uuid=B54F5FF1-...

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August 19, 2012 5:35:27 AM

no one knows?
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August 19, 2012 6:16:39 AM

Not sure about the power supply, I would go for the 620w instead. I'm not an expert though, so you should probably wait for one of them to respond.
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August 19, 2012 6:39:41 AM

In gaming the Vesta FX 3050 CE will perform better in gaming, if only because of the GPU.

As for whether it will hit high settings depends on what games you want to play, BF3 I doubt you will get high settings at a decent FPS, but non-intensive or older games should be fine.

The PSU is sufficient for the build, it wont give you much upgrade path in terms of Crossfire/SLI, but it will power the rig as it stands.
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August 19, 2012 8:01:24 PM

ok thanks
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August 20, 2012 12:31:48 AM

ok but in terms of the processor which one would be better for gaming the i3 2100 or the fx 4100
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August 20, 2012 8:09:29 AM

The i3 should be better for gaming than the FX-4100. The Bulldozer architecture is optimized for multi-threaded performance, which the 4100 cant deliver on only being a quad core.

But saying that, they will game similarly given that they will both be using the same GPU. The GPU in gaming situations is always the bottleneck (if it isnt the game itself).

Its a Micro-ATX motherboard, so crossifre/SLI is out of the question, and you wont be able to overclock it (or use Ivy Bridge CPU's without some BIOS updates. So expandability wise isnt very good, but thats a common disadvantage to pre builts.

If your are investing this much money (~$1000 from what I can tell), you will be better off building your own machine.
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