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So I am building a computer for my mom's boss, and he has a 12-year old son that likes to game. I am assuming simple things like Need For Speed and Counter-Strike, but he will grow up eventually.

I have the option within the budget to buy a cheap AM3 motherboard with a decent AMD processor with a GTS 450, or I can forgo the dedicated GPU and get a higher-end socket 1155 (such as a i5-2400) and a nice H-series mobo.

Any thoughts on this?
    
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Go intel.
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Thanks for the input, but I guess what I am really asking is how well does the integrated 1155 GPU stack up to the GTS 450?
    
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Originally Posted by karmuhhhh View Post
Thanks for the input, but I guess what I am really asking is how well does the integrated 1155 GPU stack up to the GTS 450?
The GTS 450 is significantly faster. By a long shot. The igp is less powerful then a 5450.
If the 450 ran a game at 60 fps, the hd 2000 igp would run at less then 10.
Edited by H-man - 6/21/11 at 7:20pm
 
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yeah think of it as a low end integrated card
    
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You won't be doing any gaming other than Baldurs Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape Torment on the intergrated GPU. He definitely needs a dedicated GPU.
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Alright thanks for the replies everyone. Really helps
    
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