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Old 08-01-2012, 04:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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this does bring it back to the original point of amd vs intel but i think i may go with an amd build seeing as i dont really have anything that i can reuse from an old pc except a dvd drive and a hard drive. this means im going to have to buy all of the annoying things that are vital but dont affect performence like a decent moniter, mouse, keyboard, case and so on. If i where to build an amd which processer would you recommend or is amd just a horrible trap that will only result in bad things?
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But anyways, no, AMD would be good for your budget. Here's my take on a cheap AMD build.

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX -$119.99

Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS F1A75-V PRO FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS -$119.99

RAM: Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 997002 -$44.99

GPU: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (11192-22-20G) -$64.99

PSU: Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply -$69.99

ODD: Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners -$19.99

HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -$89.99

OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems -$99.99

Total (USD)- $629.92

Now that APU/GPU setup will probably be more than enough for your needs, but if you want to spend just a bit more and get a significant performance boost, you can go the Phenom route:

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX -$109.99

GPU: Newegg.com - HIS IceQ X Turbo H685QNT1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity -$149.99

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131754 -$134.99

RAM: Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 997002 -$44.99

PSU: Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply -$69.99

ODD: Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners -$19.99

HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -$89.99

OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems -$99.99

That brings the total up to: $719.92 (USD)

But you'll still need a case; that's a personal choice. I'd go with the second build if I had to. Though in all honesty I'd just save up the extra hundred and afford the Intel build. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Know what? Make a thread in system builds about what you want to build, and they can tell you the difference. Many of the more knowledgable people don't go in here. You'll get more help there.

Laptop CPUs are very diiferent fro that of Desktops.
Gave him an answer here already.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Depending on what you're doing you can lose significant performance by going with an AMD build. Not so much at this budget, but just thought I'd point that out.
Agreed, but to be fair that can also be true going the other way (but less so especially with the recent APUs).
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Agreed, but to be fair that can also be true going the other way (but less so especially with the recent APUs).
You mean because the APU's suck? :P
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You mean because the APU's suck? :P
Well, tbh I don't know. The only thing I know AMD to be better for is pure compute stuff, like password hash cracking. I don't know how well the various utilities for that support the APUs.
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Well, tbh I don't know. The only thing I know AMD to be better for is pure compute stuff, like password hash cracking. I don't know how well the various utilities for that support the APUs.
Well, they aren't very good. At all. We had a few computers in the office with APU's in them and the i3 models were noticeably more responsive.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Ok im going to make a new thread in the pc building section seeing how this is completly unreleated to the original post now. when i make it (might be a few days) im going to post a possible build and a more detailed account of my budget, parts i already own (or a list of the parts i need) and il be more specific as to what il use it for
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Most likely im going to go with an ivy bridge i5(dont know which one yet) and cheap out on the graphics card until i can afford to upgrade it to a better one.
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Most likely im going to go with an ivy bridge i5(dont know which one yet) and cheap out on the graphics card until i can afford to upgrade it to a better one.
You won't regret an i5.
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I have a i5 760 (1156) I was happy with it. Got it OCed up to 4.0Ghz. With Slaymate's help.
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