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Old 04-16-2013, 07:01 AM   #21
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I see no reason why you have to get an Intel CPU. If you are trying to save money, you can go with AMD.

As far as waiting or buying now....there's always going to be something worth waiting for and there's always going to be something that comes out right after you buy your parts. That's just how the computer world works. Find something that will work for you and pull the trigger.

Here's something just for fun. You've never really named a budget, but I went as cheap as I thought I could. No HDD (you said you had one) and no Vid Card.


PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $355.93
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:12 AM   #22
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I see no reason why you have to get an Intel CPU. If you are trying to save money, you can go with AMD.
Well if I decided to make this an AMD build what is the best i3 equivalent chip?
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:50 AM   #23
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I'm really teaching my self about processors right now as we speak...so this might not be accurate at all.

Based on this: Compare FX-6300 Hexa Core Processor, FX-4300 3.80 GHz Processor - Socket AM3+, Core i3 i3-3225 3.30 GHz Processor - Socket H2 LGA-1155

It would seem that either of those 2 AMD chips should perform at or better than the i3. (again, I've been adiment on this forum that I'm not a hardware guy and don't know much about it but that's what I gather).
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Newegg.com - Shell Shocker Deal. Exclusive Jaw Dropping Savings on PC Components and Electronics.
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I like that shell shocker deal for the case and all the hardware for $289..
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I see no reason why you have to get an Intel CPU. If you are trying to save money, you can go with AMD.

As far as waiting or buying now....there's always going to be something worth waiting for and there's always going to be something that comes out right after you buy your parts. That's just how the computer world works. Find something that will work for you and pull the trigger.

Here's something just for fun. You've never really named a budget, but I went as cheap as I thought I could. No HDD (you said you had one) and no Vid Card.


PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $355.93
So I have made one minor change by just adding a really cheap Asus GeForce GT 610 2GB Video Card for $45.38.

Intel Core i3-3220, Asus GeForce GT 610, Antec One - System Build - PCPartPicker
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