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Old 03-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 300-350 Casual Gaming Build

Hey guys,
I was looking for some feedback for a new build.
Use: I'd like to play most new games on medium without any lag or low on highly demanding games. Maybe a few like Skyrim on slightly higher.

I was also looking for some feedback on my CPU choice, as I'm unsure whether to go for the AMD 4100 or 6100.
I've also seen some articles online saying the i3 may be a better choice, so I'm pretty confused.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (76.20 @ Aria PC)
CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor (86.87 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (47.94 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (45.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (49.98 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (84.54 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (34.15 @ Aria PC)
Total: 349.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-19 20:22 GMT+0000)

Many thanks.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 300-350 Casual Gaming Build

In gaming you will likely not see a real difference between the 4100 and the 6100, for multitasking you will see a difference in that the 6100 will handle it better. So if you do anything other than gaming get the 6100, otherwise 4100 will be just fine.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 300-350 Casual Gaming Build

For gaming, an i3 would be the better choice.
You will need a better PSU than that.

With such a low budget you don't have many options, but key thing the better the GPU the better your PC will handle a game.

Don't forget you'll need an OS if you don't already have one.
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