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post #31 of 54
FX 4100 110$
78LMT 56.5$
G.skill 1333Mhz 2x2 GB 23$
PowerColor AX6870 160$
349.5$
if you are comfortable with a 6850 140$ go with the 212 + for 24$
Hope that helped thumb.gif
*edit*
i see the Superbiz has the FX 4100 OEM version for 101$ go with it if you are going for a 212+ thumb.gif it will save some pennies
955BE OEM is for 105$ thats another option you can go with it
Edited by Tarun - 2/24/12 at 11:44am
post #32 of 54

^ Generic RAM?  Don't bother spending any sort of premium for RAM that guarantees settings no different than others; SAVE, or consider DDR3-1600 (which should only cost another dollar more and guarantee a lot more RAM OC and possibly system OC/ref clock flexibility).

post #33 of 54
CPU: Core i3 2100 - $120
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600 - $25
MOBO: MSI H67MS-E33 - $73
GPU: XFX 6870 1GB - $170 -$20 MIR = $150

Total: $368

About $20 over because your not near a MC frown.gif , you could get a worse mobo if the $350 is set in stone. I picked that mobo so you could upgrade in the future, IB or better SB, and MSI has high quality for the budget, I have 2 MSI boards same price range. This gpu is cheaper, after MIR, and has better fans, lifetime warranty and better overall reviews.
post #34 of 54
^^ i have already suggested a i3 config the OP want AMD only redface.gif
post #35 of 54
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^^ i have already suggested a i3 config the OP want AMD only redface.gif

When did he say that? The i3 2100 is better then the FX 4100 so its a smarter decision (wow that article came out yesterday). 4100 is fine for OCing while 210 really can't but that really doesn't matter if you don't have a heatsink/fan. The 2100 also draws about half the power which is nice.
Edited by UltraHoboLord - 2/24/12 at 7:37pm
post #36 of 54
Thread Starter 
I didn't say I wanted AMD only... I really only want the biggest bang for my buck under $350 no matter what brand.
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post #37 of 54
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I didn't say I wanted AMD only... I really only want the biggest bang for my buck under $350 no matter what brand.

Ah I think it's because you posted amd only in what we suggested.
post #38 of 54
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UltraHoboLord's choices:
AMD Machine (Click to show)

MOBO: BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 - $64.99
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 Processor 545 AM3 - $75.99
GPU: MSI Cyclone 6850 1GB - $164.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $23.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1066 - $19.99

Total: $349.95 - $15.00 MIR = $334.95
Intel Machine (Click to show)

MOBO: MSI H67MS-E33 - $72.49
CPU: Core i3 2100 - $119.99
GPU: XFX 6870 1GB - $169.99 -$20 MIR = $149.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600 - $19.99

Total: $382.50 - $20 MIR = $362.50

Tarun's choices:
AMD Machine (Click to show)

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ - $59.99
CPU: AMD FX Quad-Core Processor 4100 - $101.99
GPU: Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit - $102.99
RAM: 8GB 1600Mhz RAM - $35.99

Total: $323.96 - $10.00 MIR = $313.96
Intel Machine (Click to show)

MOBO: Foxconn H67M-V - $67.99
CPU: Core i3 2100 - $119.99
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 - $92.99
RAM: 8GB 1600Mhz RAM - $35.99

Total: $316.96

Ok, I think I got it right here, check my math and my parts and let me know what you guys think... Out of these (if I got it right) which would be the best pick and why?
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post #39 of 54
Just some input but don't buy those amd cpus (especially the duel core you would be better off overclocking your quad). The lga 1155 offers a much better upgrade path in the future, that being said if you do go that route get a p67 or z68 chipset so that if you upgrade your cpu in the future you can overclock.
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post #40 of 54
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Great advise Fatal, can you be a bit more specific though? I'm not totally computer lingo savy so posting parts off a site helps me out alot in my research.


Edited by NeverB4Seen - 2/25/12 at 11:19am
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