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AMD FX-Series FX-4100?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jilly1231, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Jilly1231 New Member

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    Hi I am getting a new computer and the one I am looking at has a AMD FX-4100 cpu. I was wondering how good it is? I am pretty much going to just use the computer to play Sims 3, Internet, and some school work. Thank you so much for your help! :)

    Here is the whole computer:

    CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2098 (GU2098) Desktop PC ...
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Sims 3, the internet and school work are all basic/ not very demanding tasks, you can build or buy a machine at a much lower price then that if that is all you do.
     
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    Oh okay thank you so much! Lets say I was going to build my own though would this be a good cpu for it? Sorry I am still trying to learn about computers!
     
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    I'll be back with a proposed build sometime later... I'm pretty tired right now.
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    You really wouldn't need a quad core CPU for such tasks, an ideal system i would say for such tasks would be a nicely clocked dual core CPU, 4GB of RAM and grab something like a HD 6670 or if you want a GPU with a little more power a GTX 550 would suffice.

    And as hat has mentioned, i'd post some parts i'd recommend, but i too am tired and about to head to bed.
     
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    fx 4100 is slower then AMDs previous gen Phenom II x4 chips even the Athlon II quads beat it out,

    and the AMD APU quads beat them in highly demanding memory intensive games because the APU mixes deneb cores with bulldozer IMC so... let someone here give you a part list or configure a rig for you with proper parts.
     
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    Posted that for you not too too long ago. And by fastest I mean by pure clock speed. 3.2Ghz dual > 2.8Ghz quad with what you are planning.
     
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    Why not just a 2500k system? For a new builder, that is highly recommended. Huge future proofing ect.
     
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    All you need is an i3-2100 system for what you do.
    Look on ebay you might get lucky - I won this one for a little under $400 shipped with genuine windows (though since you are a student you might be able to get windows 7 really cheap):
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/150661336474?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    I would recommend check out this seller - he's been building computers for sale on ebay for years for cheap prices:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gaming-Video-Editing-I7-2600K-Z68-BLU-RAY-Burner-16GB-GeForce-460-GTX-/250916762855?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item3a6bcdf4e7

    Good luck!
     
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    That is a great setup for what you need it for at a good price. Though you can probably build a similar PC for alittle cheaper but without the warranty.
     
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    Thats the final signal for my SSD purchase... ouch thats some hike
     
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    I looked up a certain specific drive... my WD20EARS, which I paid $100 for, is now $160. :/
     
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    yea lots of problems in taiwan caused prices to soar like mad, gonna be 6-7 months before prices drop again.
     

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