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January 28, 2013 8:50:29 AM

Hey guys just wondering whether to get an AMD FX 4100 or an intel CPU.


Please could you help! Thanks

-Bluey

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January 28, 2013 8:56:47 AM

Budget?

Whats your current rig?
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January 28, 2013 9:05:29 AM

Unleash the TROLLS!

On a serious note, do you have the rest of the components? Are you buying it all from scratch? What is the purpose of your build? What is your budget?
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January 28, 2013 9:07:21 AM

Fx4100 is not good cpu for gaming.
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January 28, 2013 9:09:39 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A3Iy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A3Iy/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/A3Iy/benchmarks/

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.00 @ Foxcomp)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($29.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Samsung S22B300B 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM6150 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $698.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 22:08 EST+1100)
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January 28, 2013 9:13:17 AM

Ditch the Sound Card, unless you're a DJ?
Change the Barracuda to a 1TB F3 for 10 dollars more
Get a Bigger SSD, you will just about be able to fit windows on 32gb after updates.

What's left on your budget?
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January 28, 2013 9:16:00 AM

My budget is about $800 including monitor mouse keyboard. I will be mainly be using it for gaming. And buying everything new

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January 28, 2013 9:18:22 AM

800 total budget? Well that doesnt leave alot of room however lets see what you can do for bang for buck
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

$201 thats a 4300+970de3

Or intel

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

intel i3+b75m

$188

However those motherboards arent for overclocking the cpu. you have to spend a extra 30-40 dollars on the mobo to get a decent overclocking motherboard
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January 28, 2013 9:23:56 AM

Bluey12345 said:
My budget is about $800 including monitor mouse keyboard. I will be mainly be using it for gaming. And buying everything new


There's no way youre gonna fit in a CPU and motherboard for $100

You're gonna have to cut out the SSD, Sound card and quite possibly halve the RAM
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January 28, 2013 9:26:01 AM

BuddiLuva said:
There's no way youre gonna fit in a CPU and motherboard for $100

You're gonna have to cut out the SSD, Sound card and quite possibly halve the RAM


Yea i did my best however a i3 and cheap mobo is still $180 soo yea. Get rid of the ssd atleast
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January 28, 2013 9:28:13 AM

What cooler would you suggest for the intell way
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January 28, 2013 9:29:15 AM

Sorry, forgot to remove the sound card, and TH doesn't let me edit posts..
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January 28, 2013 9:31:12 AM

Would the amd be good?
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January 28, 2013 9:31:46 AM

Get a hyper evo 212 for 39bucks you cant go wrong http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i.... however i wouldnt get a cpu cooler in your case. with the extra money get a better cpu

Amd be good? yea If you can afford this>

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Its a motherboard that can overclock and the 6300

So its 6300+970 asrock That would be the best option

its $250 however a 4300 is still fine dropping the price by $12

to $238

You can still overclock on the stock heatsink too. just dont go crazy :bounce: 
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January 28, 2013 9:35:21 AM

Bluey12345 said:
Would the amd be good?


Sure, plus you have some extra money to buy the cooler stantheman12 mentioned.

You will be able to overclock it pretty well too!
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January 28, 2013 9:39:31 AM

Ahh its nice having someone else who owns amd in a thread. Since you know that amd isnt crap like everyone says.

Haha

Amd cpus are acctually pretty decent for the price and when overclocked are really nice imo
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January 29, 2013 6:56:43 AM

Would the amd fx-6300 come with a stock cooler or do I need to buy one separate?
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January 29, 2013 7:25:07 AM

will come with stock cooler. Do not OC too much with that though.
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January 29, 2013 7:29:51 AM

Bluey12345 said:
Would the amd fx-6300 come with a stock cooler or do I need to buy one separate?


Yes it will come with a stock cooler, but I would advise to do little to no overclocking with the stock cooler.

Get a 3rd party cooler if you plan on overclocking

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January 29, 2013 8:51:03 AM

My suggestions:

+ Lose the SSD, you can always add one later and a 32GB SSD is a waste of money.
+ Silverstone Striders are okay with a PSU you want greater efficiency hence why nothing but SeaSonic Platinum range PSU's touch my build, a 530w GSeries is perfect for you.
+ Avoid corsair RAM, its terrible and good at it. G.Skill or Crucial right now.
+ If you want good onboard sound I would invest in the very expensive but worth it ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z, it has a onboard Creative X-Fi III which is just earth shattering or buy the Thunderbolt which comes with a ASUS ROG Xonar NIC/Audio card.


Being relistic on costs:

FX6300
MSI 990FX GD65
Crucial Ballistix DDR3 12800 (8GB kit)
XFX Core Edition Pro 550w
MSI Power Edition HD7850OC
1TB Western Digital or Hitachi Deskstar
120GB OCZ Vertex 4

Rest is as you were.

Estimate around $800
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