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Old 06-29-2014, 08:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Why the HDD, and why do you insist on that 81-a board when it's almost identical to the E board that is cheaper?
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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so i should get this mobo instead of the one i posted ?

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No it's really up to you. I was just curious why you keep changing to things that are outside of your budget really.
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I think pentium is very old processor to run games. You will not be able to play games on high resolution. You should go for - Amazon.com: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Processor (ADX640WFGMBOX): Electronics

It is specially designed for gaming.
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I think pentium is very old processor to run games. You will not be able to play games on high resolution. You should go for - Amazon.com: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Processor (ADX640WFGMBOX): Electronics

It is specially designed for gaming.
The G3220 came out last half of last year... it's not that old...

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Games are not multithreaded, so using a heavily-multithreaded CPU will hurt performance rather than increase it; which is why Intel does better with gaming and single threaded tasks.
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The Athlon X2 is designed specifically to be a cheap alternative to the Phenom 2, which actually is old. These Haswell Pentiums can run circles around older AMD processors. There are still modern games that only run on a single core. I was looking at Assassin's Creed 4 just last night using only 1 core, no HT. Pretty pathetic.
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Why the HDD, and why do you insist on that 81-a board when it's almost identical to the E board that is cheaper?
I decided to get a new main HDD because all the ones i have are pretty old, which HDD would be best for this system as a main drive

I dont need storage because i have several older drives for that but i would like at least a 320GB main drive
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What is your definition of "old"? A HDD is a HDD. Long as it isn't IDE or a first gen SATA clunker you'll get basically the same performance. The best drive for a main drive would be an SSD hands down but your budget doesn't really permit this. I say utilize your budget fully to put into your system if you already have drives. If you have a larger drive like a 750GB or 1TB you aren't really using or can transfer the data off of it you could short stroke it to get a "smidget" more of performance but nothing close to what an SSD can offer.
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