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Or if you are going to MC, you may want to look into going AMD, they usually free/cheap motherboards that are fine for a budget gaming rig. That way you could put more $$ toward a better GPU.

If you can put an extra $50-100 into your GPU budget and get a significantly better GPU, pared with a cheaper AMD CPU/Mobo it would be faster for gaming than an Intel build with a lesser GPU.

Just more food for thought.

This is true but then again they also have H series motherboards there for 40-45 bucks which will then be free after the 40$ discount with the purchase of the i3. The h series cant overclock just like how you *shouldn't* on a cheap am3 board.

the 2100 will blow away any amd chip you get at MC for 99, I have the worse buyers remorse because I went the route you suggested and ended up with a phenom II x2 560 for 90 and a 10 dollar motherboard and now am suffering from huge bottleneck on my 6950 =(
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This is true but then again they also have H series motherboards there for 40-45 bucks which will then be free after the 40$ discount with the purchase of the i3. The h series cant overclock just like how you *shouldn't* on a cheap am3 board.

the 2100 will blow away any amd chip you get at MC for 99, I have the worse buyers remorse because I went the route you suggested and ended up with a phenom II x2 560 for 90 and a 10 dollar motherboard and now am suffering from huge bottleneck on my 6950 =(
Also a valid point. I don't think he has it in his budget to get a hd6950 though, maybe if he found a deal on one. I think a phenom II quad core would do fine with something like a hd6870, or even hd6950/gtx560ti (assuming he found a good price), and be better than say i3 2100 with something like a hd6850, or gtx460. I could be wrong, but typically with most games I've played the gains from having a faster GPU, are greater than having a better CPU. That's all I was getting at.
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