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Need an £250 build, by tomorrow. please help?

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November 5, 2012 9:41:38 PM

i need a new computer. but i only have £250
i've already brought, hard drive, case, and powersupply.
thank you.
i need it to be able to multitask, be able to play most games in med settings.
i need it to be able to do alot of things at once. gameing, java scripting, html scripting, music, internet ect.

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November 5, 2012 9:53:24 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/mEn0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/mEn0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/mEn0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£90.95 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£76.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £243.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The i3 3220 won't bottleneck the GPU, and the GPU is a nice mid-end card that should play most games on medium-high detail settings at good framerates, i.e at least 40 fps.

Good luck!
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November 5, 2012 10:07:31 PM

AMD doesn't use real cores, they use piledriver cores which aren't real cores. Do some reasearch, if I'm correct the i3 should be as fast as the 6300.
November 5, 2012 10:17:06 PM

i thought it was only the bulldozers 8120 with 4 models and 4 cores.?
November 5, 2012 10:19:03 PM

I guess your the expert but I still would go for the i, just find some benchmarks
November 5, 2012 10:22:52 PM

okay, thanks. i'm going to see if i can stretch my budget for an i5 2500k or 3570k
November 6, 2012 12:13:45 AM

IF you are going to get those, get the 3570k because it is a newer architecture that uses less power and is a bit more efficient, it is also a bit faster I think(SOMEONE CORRECT ME). The 3570k also supports PCIe Gen 3.
November 6, 2012 12:21:28 AM

The i5 3570k would be FAR over his budget, he only has room for an i3, much less a 6300. Although the 6300 outperforms the i3 in benchmarks, it goes over his budget, making the i3 a more solid choice for this build. The only reason you'd go with an i5 is if you were to play heavy, 64 person multiplayer servers on a game like Battlefield 3 on high settings. For everything else, the i3 would do the job, and not bottleneck the GPU. i5's cost almost twice as much as i3's do, and aren't worth it at this price point, as you'd have to sacrifice heavily on your graphics card.
November 6, 2012 12:32:09 AM

sonicers said:
The i5 3570k would be FAR over his budget, he only has room for an i3, much less a 6300. Although the 6300 outperforms the i3 in benchmarks, it goes over his budget, making the i3 a more solid choice for this build. The only reason you'd go with an i5 is if you were to play heavy, 64 person multiplayer servers on a game like Battlefield 3 on high settings. For everything else, the i3 would do the job, and not bottleneck the GPU. i5's cost almost twice as much as i3's do, and aren't worth it at this price point, as you'd have to sacrifice heavily on your graphics card.

Is a pentium enough for him?like the g2120 ivy bridge one
November 6, 2012 3:47:52 AM

It could be, it's basically an i3 with 2 "cores" (threads) disabled and a lower clock rate. I'd spend the extra 15 dollars though, because you're getting getting 2 more threads. The i5 has 4 true cores and 4 threads. The i3 has 2 true cores and 4 threads. The Pentium has 2 true cores and 2 threads.

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