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Not all games go to quad core, but all do dual core.
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Not all games go to quad core, but all do dual core.
Still a quad core would still be better long term then a dual core.
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Still a quad core would still be better long term then a dual core.
The i3 2100 is 2 cores 4 threads. So games will still see it as a 4 threaded chip.

I'll get a build going for you. It'll be newegg though, so its up to you to find better deals elsewhere.... What's the zip code so I can calculate shipping / tax?
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Well, I like how its 4GB in one stick so later when he upgrades he has more slots. But yeah, dual channel is a bit faster right?
Dual channel is much faster for ~no extra cost. I don't know what kind of top end GTX 560 build would be using single channel memory in it. That's ridiculous.
The GTX 560 is pretty much a rebranded 460. I would just get the 460, or get the HD 6870 (which is better) for the same price.
At the same ~$30 shipped the Sunbeam Twister 120 is a significantly better value than the Hyper 212+.
The FX 4100 will be out soon and retail ~$120 for reference.
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Dual channel is much faster for ~no extra cost. I don't know what kind of top end GTX 560 build would be using single channel memory in it. That's ridiculous.
The GTX 560 is pretty much a rebranded 460. I would just get the 460, or get the HD 6870 (which is better) for the same price.
At the same ~$30 shipped the Sunbeam Twister 120 is a significantly better value than the Hyper 212+.
The FX 4100 will be out soon and retail ~$120 for reference.
Thanks for the input. and wow I did not know about the FX 4100.
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I think you guys have an NCIX depot down there in california now. That place has some decent prices.


I'd go for a HD6850 card and something 4 core lga 1155. Doesn't have to take advantage of overclocking or handle multiple graphics cards. H67 versions would be cheaper.
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