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February 18, 2013 3:08:51 PM

I will put this under CPU as it is more of a question about the CPU:

My friend was looking at this for £445

Interface: Socket AM3+ FX 4170 4.2Ghz
Bus Speed: One 2200 MHz 16-bit Hyper Transport link
No. of Cores: 4
Core Name: Zambezi
Core Frequency: 4.20GHz
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 8GB
Clock Speed: 1333MHz
1tb SATA hard drive
Capacity: 1000gb
Interface: S-ATA/300
AMD discrete graphics cards, ATI Radeon HD 7770
Interface:p CI Express 3.0
Video Memory:1GB
Memory Type:GDDR5
Engine Clock:1000MHz
Memory Clock:4500MHz (Effective)
Memory Interface:128-bit
Stream Processing Units:640
Max. Resolution:2560x1600
Connectors: 1 x DVI-I , 1 x HDMI , 2 x Mini DisplayPort
DirectX Support:11.1
OpenGL Support:4.2

Personally i believe an Intel i5 chip would be a lot better than this AMD chip.

Questions;

1) Is it worth the money?
2) Intel or AMD processor?

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February 18, 2013 4:23:42 PM

Keemann said:
I will put this under CPU as it is more of a question about the CPU:

My friend was looking at this for £445

Interface: Socket AM3+ FX 4170 4.2Ghz
Bus Speed: One 2200 MHz 16-bit Hyper Transport link
No. of Cores: 4
Core Name: Zambezi
Core Frequency: 4.20GHz
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 8GB
Clock Speed: 1333MHz
1tb SATA hard drive
Capacity: 1000gb
Interface: S-ATA/300
AMD discrete graphics cards, ATI Radeon HD 7770
Interface:p CI Express 3.0
Video Memory:1GB
Memory Type:GDDR5
Engine Clock:1000MHz
Memory Clock:4500MHz (Effective)
Memory Interface:128-bit
Stream Processing Units:640
Max. Resolution:2560x1600
Connectors: 1 x DVI-I , 1 x HDMI , 2 x Mini DisplayPort
DirectX Support:11.1
OpenGL Support:4.2

Personally i believe an Intel i5 chip would be a lot better than this AMD chip.

Questions;

1) Is it worth the money?
2) Intel or AMD processor?


I would not bother with any Bulldozer CPU. The Bulldozer is/was complete crap. It got beaten by pretty much every Intel CPU and couldn't even beat out the Phenom II it was suppose to replace. I would go with Intel for gaming since they are faster and more efficient than AMD's CPU's. If you really have to go with AMD though atleast go with the Piledriver.

Everything else is fine but I would get a better video card. The 7770 really is not that great of a video card for gaming. It is at best an entry level gaming card. I would at the very least go GTX 660 or Radeon 7850.
February 18, 2013 4:57:18 PM

Here's one for about the same price that's Intel.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.19 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $674.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 13:57 EST-0500)
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