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hello everyone,

i am looking to build a new system.i was going to go with the 2500k build but my daughter was diagnosed with a life threatening illness.now i need to cut budget.so i am going to build a AMD system.i am looking for an AMD CPU that will surf web,watch online movies,play online games.i would also like to play some games.basically war/army type shooters and some racing games.

can someone help pick out a CPU that would be good for my needs.

thanks
post #2 of 22
....... Screw games/computers, spend time with your daughter. Very sorry to hear about her my man.

But getting off my soap box, AMD Phenom ii X4 955 should be fine.
post #3 of 22
Why not build a system with an i3 2100 and then when your daughter gets better, you can get the 2500k. If you prefer AMD, then maybe the new 960t would fit your budget.

Hope that happens real soon.
Edited by gsa700 - 10/22/11 at 5:03pm
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Hope your daughter gets well. What you should do is get an i3 and upgrade to a 2500k later on like the poster above me said.
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Another vote for i3-2100. It will save u money in the long run.

My sincere wishes to your daughter.
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Thread Starter 
thank you all for the kind words..it means a lot.

some say the 13-2100 and some say the 955be.wouldn't the quad core amd 955 at 3.2ghz be faster then the Intel dual core at 3.1ghz?

thanks for all the help.
i am on an old Intel Pentium 4 2.8ghz now so anything would be an improvement.
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....... Screw games/computers, spend time with your daughter. Very sorry to hear about her my man.
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No, the i3 2100 will eat the AMD quad alive in most tasks. Plus, with the right motherboard, you could upgrade to Ivy Bridge next year after your daughter is better.
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No sir. The dual core sandy bridge curbstomps the amd quad in gaming benchmarks. If that's what you're going for.

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The i3-2100 and Phenom X4 are actually very close in performance for many tasks. You should compare the cost with motherboards included and see exactly how much price difference there is between the two.
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