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look at the pro

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ce-thread.html

this build is great for a gaming machine
~$500 budget - Socket AM3+ - Prowess Lite - Quad core + HD 6770 gaming rig, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, SLI-ready, Overclocking-ready
That's such a terrible build. For $200 you can get a i3-2120 and a LGA1155 motherboard that will be significantly faster in games.

For $215 you can fit a i3-2100 with a Z68/P67.

Such a terrible build.
    
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Terrible build?
It's absolutely fine for what the OP wants.

The i3 may get you a few more FPS in games, but will not make much of a real world difference, far from 'significantly faster'

Hundreds of people on this very forum have the 955, and are perfectly satisfied with the performance it gives.

If the OP goes with the $400/450 options in xd's list, he can also upgrade to the next gen, bulldozer, something which going with the i3 cannot offer you.
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That's such a terrible build. For $200 you can get a i3-2120 and a LGA1155 motherboard that will be significantly faster in games.

For $215 you can fit a i3-2100 with a Z68/P67.

Such a terrible build.
links?

i dont see any p67 boards with sli/crossfire for under $120
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For this price and for what you want it for the i3-2100 from Intel would be a better choice than anything from AMD.
im sorry but i asked for an AMD computer thanks tho
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That's such a terrible build. For $200 you can get a i3-2120 and a LGA1155 motherboard that will be significantly faster in games.

For $215 you can fit a i3-2100 with a Z68/P67.

Such a terrible build.
calling xd's builds terrible? thats a sin.
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Terrible build?
It's absolutely fine for what the OP wants.

The i3 may get you a few more FPS in games, but will not make much of a real world difference, far from 'significantly faster'

Hundreds of people on this very forum have the 955, and are perfectly satisfied with the performance it gives.

If the OP goes with the $400/450 options in xd's list, he can also upgrade to the next gen, bulldozer, something which going with the i3 cannot offer you.
The i3 path has a much more defined upgrade path with current processors already being available.

In highly CPU dependent games like SCII and Witcher the i3 is much faster.

The i3-2100 costs the same as the 955, is significantly faster, consumes less energy and produces less excess heat.

Sure you might be able to overclock the 955 to match the performance of the i3, but then you should factor in the additional cost of the CPU cooler as well as the even greater energy consumption and heat production. Also consider the time it would take to overclock and check stability for the AMD.

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calling xd's builds terrible? thats a sin.
He's the guy that recommended a Phenom II for a $1200 build. For $500 that's a terrible build.
    
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With bulldozer out in a couple days, you should hold out for that. Indications are that the quad core bulldozer will be priced to compete in this segment, which, makes either the i3-21XX or 955 a poor value.
     
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The i3 path has a much more defined upgrade path with current processors already being available.

In highly CPU dependent games like SCII and Witcher the i3 is much faster.

The i3-2100 costs the same as the 955, is significantly faster, consumes less energy and produces less excess heat.

Sure you might be able to overclock the 955 to match the performance of the i3, but then you should factor in the additional cost of the CPU cooler as well as the even greater energy consumption and heat production. Also consider the time it would take to overclock and check stability for the AMD.


He's the guy that recommended a Phenom II for a $1200 build. For $500 that's a terrible build.

He still asked for an AMD build make a cheap gaming AMD build , read!
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That's such a terrible build. For $200 you can get a i3-2120 and a LGA1155 motherboard that will be significantly faster in games.

For $215 you can fit a i3-2100 with a Z68/P67.

Such a terrible build.
He asked for an AMD build, so why not give him what he wants - an AMD build?
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Sure you might be able to overclock the 955 to match the performance of the i3, but then you should factor in the additional cost of the CPU cooler as well as the even greater energy consumption and heat production. Also consider the time it would take to overclock and check stability for the AMD.
This is OCN!
He should be overclocking no matter what

Anyway, as mdocod said, wait a few more days to see where Bulldozer stands. Then make a decision.
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