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post #11 of 44
I would go with a i3 550 and overclock it to 4ghz because it will out perform a amd x4 cpu hands down. The cost for a good lga 1156 board are dirt cheap im talking new around $65. The i3 550 also has HT which makes it similar to a quad core and for the price will do everything you want and more.
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$200-$250 for 3 parts are not possible without upping to $350.

Decent CPU is around ~$140 already.
Decent Mobo ~$80.
That's over $200.
Decent GPU is $150 (mainstream, run SC2 on med-high. Not max).

You don't get much more unless you seek for openbox or used.
 
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http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...ows-7-oem.html

Plus an used i3-2100 and an used 5670/5770 would beat Phenom II in every way for single thread. You already have the RAM so use that.
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How is he going to oc when he can barley afford a mobo/cpu/gpu let alone a after market cooler to cool the cpu?
    
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post #15 of 44
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Originally Posted by djriful View Post
$200-$250 for 3 parts are not possible without upping to $350.

Decent CPU is around ~$140 already.
Decent PSU 600watts ~$80.
That's over $200.
Decent GPU is $150 (mainstream, run SC2 on med-high. Not max).

You don't get much more unless you seek for openbox or used.
So, you haven't read the rest of the thread?

He has the PSU.

A CPU that will do what he wants it to will be less $110, let alone $140.

He also said he's probably going to go with a used GPU..
post #16 of 44
^ it was edited before you posted. Mobo

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How is he going to oc when he can barley afford a mobo/cpu/gpu let alone a after market cooler to cool the cpu?
OC capable CPU cooler is at least around $100 and $70 mininum.
 
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ya I raad that but still he is lucky if he can get a decent mobo and cpu for 200

she helped prove my point

that 4 gb of ram is that one or 2 sticks?
    
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post #18 of 44
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I would go with a i3 550 and overclock it to 4ghz because it will out perform a amd x4 cpu hands down. The cost for a good lga 1156 board are dirt cheap im talking new around $65. The i3 550 also has HT which makes it similar to a quad core and for the price will do everything you want and more.
OC would involve quality motherboard and cooler, something $250 budget can't do.
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Originally Posted by fucinboss View Post
I would go with a i3 550 and overclock it to 4ghz because it will out perform a amd x4 cpu hands down. The cost for a good lga 1156 board are dirt cheap im talking new around $65. The i3 550 also has HT which makes it similar to a quad core and for the price will do everything you want and more.
this sounds really neat. i like that idea since I all the games i play never use past 2 cores . can u link me a recommendation for a 1156 board that can oc?
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ya I raad that but still he is lucky if he can get a decent mobo and cpu for 200
I have the feeling you've never worked on a budget, he already stated what games he wants to be able to play. If you work them into what he is going to need to play them efficiently, that will be under $200, especially if he is looking for deals (used, open box).

By the way, nice triple post.
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