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post #11 of 58
Thats what he can upgrade next.
I don't know who but someone here on the forums said "Unbalanced PCs are easier to upgrade".
I agree with it, better get that CPU for such a low price and put in a better GPU some day.
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post #12 of 58
We upgrade GPUs much more than CPUs (which often requires a whole platform upgrade). Too much CPU isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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That 380W Antec will run the system just fine.
 
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1) No problem.
2) No problem.
3) Stock cooler will perform just fine.
Perfect system, no need to get a 2500k, makes the MB selection much cheaper, and it's paired with a capable GPU. I don't see anything wrong with it
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post #15 of 58
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Originally Posted by Kleingetier View Post
Thats what he can upgrade next.
I don't know who but someone here on the forums said "Unbalanced PCs are easier to upgrade".
I agree with it, better get that CPU for such a low price and put in a better GPU some day.
Read the same thread as well.

Though he could go with one of these i3s:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=0&highprice=0

They would likely bring higher performance in games that only utilise 2 cores, which is most games. Not exactly future proof but the OP is obviously going for a budget build.
 
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post #16 of 58
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Originally Posted by Polymerabbit View Post
Read the same thread as well.

Though he could go with one of these i3s:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=0&highprice=0

They would likely bring higher performance in games that only utilise 2 cores, which is most games. Not exactly future proof but the OP is obviously going for a budget build.
While more games are fine with dual core CPUs than many want to admit, I wouldn't recommend buying one now at this point for gaming. Even though it's a budget purchase, it defeats the purpose of getting the otherwise solid Sandy Bridge CPU otherwise.
post #17 of 58
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yes, that was exactly my plan! i wanted to get sandy bridge, cause its the best in games, and im sure the gtx 460 can last a while, and gpu's are easy to upgrade! instead of going for the amd 955 and a much better gpu, i find it more better in the future to have sandy bridge, so i can just upgrade the gpu and ill be fine
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Originally Posted by Princess Garnet View Post
While more games are fine with dual core CPUs than many want to admit, I wouldn't recommend buying one now at this point for gaming. Even though it's a budget purchase, it defeats the purpose of getting the otherwise solid Sandy Bridge CPU otherwise.
Its still a perfectly valid option considering that an i3-2120 is $55 cheaper than an i5-2400. Just look at the figures it pulls, its practically equal to the i5:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...t,2859-10.html

Plus he could take the $55 he saved and put it towards a 5850 or even a 6850.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...429&CatId=3669



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Originally Posted by thekewlone View Post
yes, that was exactly my plan! i wanted to get sandy bridge, cause its the best in games, and im sure the gtx 460 can last a while, and gpu's are easy to upgrade! instead of going for the amd 955 and a much better gpu, i find it more better in the future to have sandy bridge, so i can just upgrade the gpu and ill be fine
You kind of ninja'd me there . It seems you're pretty much set on the 2400 . Its good to future proof, and the 2400 really lets you upgrade your gpu in the future. I just thought it was necessary to let you that the SB i3 is a perfectly good option for budget builds (I know from experience as of 2 weeks ago), considering that most people underestimate dual core cpus (especially on OCN).

Anyway, good luck with the build. Hope my advice helped.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 4/29/11 at 6:35am
 
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post #19 of 58
The build is nice, unless you plan on upgrading later depending on your budget couldn't you get 8gb ram instead of 4gb?

I see a lot of average computers with at least 8 gb these days
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And the "average" user will never use all of it But it's cheap, so what the heck!
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