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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by loloTHUNDAH, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. loloTHUNDAH New Member

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    Hey guys!

    So my friend saved up enough money (hopefully enough) for a new PC which is $600 (converted from PHP)

    He's a gamer focused user and he's choosing between these Processors;

    Pentium G840 (I'm really pressing him to get a)
    Core i3 2100

    or for the AMD build;
    FX 6100 or 4100 (though I would never get the 4100 myself
    A6-3650

    I understand Gaming wise the AMD build is better, plus he doesn't care about which brand he gets...

    plus he's vouching for a HD7770 or at most a HD6870..

    also it would be great if you can help with the other parts :D he doesn't need a monitor anymore since he has a 20 inch moniter already (i think it runs on 900 or 1080...) and he need WiFi (or WLAN) whichever the case....

    Thanks for the halp guys!
     
  2. dude12564 New Member

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    I would go FX-6100 and add a HD 7850 (Some are around $180 if you hunt!). Wifi adapters go for $20-40, maybe less.

    FX-6100 @ 3.3 GHz --- $110
    Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard --- $85
    Corsair Vengeance RAM --- $50
    XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB ----$180
    Zalman Z9 Plus ---$50
    Corsair Builder CX500 (Probably should get something better) ------- $50

    $530 ish, add an adapter for $550?
     
  3. AlienIsGOD

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    a FX 4170 is a different story :p
     
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    I have the fx6100 and works fantastic, solid and reliable.never had any issues at all.Highly reccomend.
     
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    I would get something better.I learned the hardway.Spend a little extra on your psu.Dont underestimate how important a component it is.
    I use fsp and never had a problem.

    :toast:
     
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  6. dude12564 New Member

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    Yeah, go for a Seasonic, higher-end Corsair, etc. Just a few suggestions.
     
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    The CX-500 is a plenty good unit for the proposed build. CWT is a reputable OEM and makes the entire toughpower line for Thermaltake not to mention many many more well rated powersupplies.
     
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