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Going to build a simple AMD build, was thinking are these CPU's still good in 2011 for light to mid gaming performance

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...enom%20II%20X2

I plan to buy a GTX
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/PNY+-+Ge...&skuId=2264415
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Get the cheapest one with a decent motherboard with more than 4 phases, Unlock and overclock.
    
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Your best bet if you have a low budget is to go with this cpu and build your setup to match this accordingly http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078

I know that your in the AMD section, but I stand firm with my recommendation.
Edited by Mattb2e - 6/3/11 at 9:48pm
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Get the cheapest one with a decent motherboard with more than 4 phases, Unlock and overclock.
Thanks
Quick question tho, how much more powerful is those black editions dual cores over the e3300, which i am replacing?

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Your best bet if you have a low budget is to go with this cpu and build your setup to match this accordingly http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078

I know that your in the AMD section, but I stand firm with my recommendation.
I already have my Intel Build, my Q6600 which i just bought a while ago. Now i just want to build a AMD system, but thanks anyways.
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get the cheapest one with a decent motherboard with more than 4 phases, unlock and overclock.
+1
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Your best bet if you have a low budget is to go with this cpu and build your setup to match this accordingly http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078

I know that your in the AMD section, but I stand firm with my recommendation.
+1 Why limit yourself just to say "I want an AMD rig"
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Thanks
Quick question tho, how much more powerful is those black editions dual cores over the e3300, which i am replacing?



I already have my Intel Build, my Q6600 which i just bought a while ago. Now i just want to build a AMD system, but thanks anyways.
I understand, perhaps this review will further justify my recommendation.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...k,2833-18.html

Its showing that the i3-2100 outperforms my Q9550 at stock in Metro 2033. Thats pretty impressive for a dual core.
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If you really want to get the most out of an AMD build, I would wait a couple of months.
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Don't get that GPU, just don't. It's horrible compared to everything else in the price range. You can get a 6850 for much cheaper and still win by a lot.
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I could safely recommend the 555, great little chip, but i would dump the gpu...there are better ones in that same price category. 6850's come to mind.
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