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I3 or fx-4300

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February 5, 2013 10:22:54 AM

Im new to pc building but have built pc's before. Im building a $600 pc for my mate. His requirments, "Needs to run minecraft really well" (Really well meaning 100 fps min), play the latest games, (bf3, far cry 3, some steam games ect.) All under $600 to $700 australian dollars.
I wanted to get the phenom x4 but its discontinued over here, so automaticly went for an fx of some sort. But relised that the i3 might be better. Its hard to trust reviews online. So ive come here to ask you guys whats the best for the price and performance in my situation.

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a c 105 à CPUs
February 5, 2013 10:27:54 AM

fx430 as it 4cores are quite handy for everyday life and decent in gaming.

a b à CPUs
February 5, 2013 11:02:59 AM

+1 for the fx 4300
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a b à CPUs
February 5, 2013 11:06:17 AM

frankly ive yet to see any benchmarks where the FX-4 can continually beat the latest i3 in gaming other then the mythical mulitplayer BF3 benchmarks
a b à CPUs
February 5, 2013 12:49:04 PM

+1 for the i3 /but I'd like to consider going for an i5 though/...
fx-4 has its strong points but gaming is none of them... also it's easier to upgrade the i3 when your mate needs a bit more power...
a b à CPUs
February 5, 2013 12:50:06 PM

yea but lga 1155 is a dead socket
February 5, 2013 1:02:16 PM

Depending on prices the FX-6300 might be the best budget option. Atleast where I live the price difference between FX-4300 and 6300 is 12 euros.
a b à CPUs
February 5, 2013 1:24:33 PM

As mentioned above save a lil more and get the i5 3330 it is only 30 dollars more than some i3's
a c 105 à CPUs
February 5, 2013 8:19:34 PM

i5 3330 is good also