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So my friend has come to me asking to help him find a computer for pc gaming.
I found these 2 DIY builds. All he wants it for is pr0n, Minecraft, and garrys mod.

Amd Phenom II 840 4X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.661390

or

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.668119

I will help him get a gpu another time. I just need input. His plan was to make it $300 - $400. I favor the AMD build because I am an AMD fan
post #2 of 8
No comment on either.
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i5 2400 matches the Phenom II 955, let alone the 840.
    
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Yikes, did you guys see the sandy psu?

Yeah I can't recommend a DIY for either side.
    
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Yikes, did you guys see the sandy psu?

Yeah I can't recommend a DIY for either side.
^This. The Sandy Bridge build has a very very bad PSU. I'm sure onboard graphics will be fun too
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Originally Posted by Majestic_Lizard View Post
i5 2400 matches the Phenom II 955, let alone the 840.
No, i5 wins by quite a bit. proof

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Originally Posted by Clloud View Post
So my friend has come to me asking to help him find a computer for pc gaming.
I found these 2 DIY builds. All he wants it for is pr0n, Minecraft, and garrys mod.

Amd Phenom II 840 4X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.661390

or

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.668119

I will help him get a gpu another time. I just need input. His plan was to make it $300 - $400. I favor the AMD build because I am an AMD fan
Probably the AMD build if thats all hes going to use it for. but, i do NOT recommend any DIY builds.
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Even though the i5 wins,for the price the PSU and the onboard graphics are better with the AMD bundle. For what he's doing,the AMD should be enough,however I'd recommend putting together your own list of parts instead. Go for the X4 955 BE,it doesn't cost much more than a a X4 840,which is pretty much a Athlon II X4.
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No, i5 wins by quite a bit.
I seem to have been misunderstood. I was stating that the i5 2400 is AT LEAST as powerful as the Phenom II 955. I was not stating that it was less so. Go back and re-read.
    
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