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i3 2100 is 2 core with HT( 4 threads) and it outperforms the Phenoms II @ 4.0 ghz so I will recommend a i3 2120 (3.3ghz) and since it can't overclock get a H67 board or if you think you gonna upgrade in the near future then go with a z68 board,then you can upgrade to a i5 or i7 later or even to the new Ivy cpu's, as for gpu try to get a 560ti or a 6870 at the least.

:doh.gif: here we go again..just..no..no..and no.
Who has that elusive i3 2100 and wants to run some benchmarks?
If an Oc'd 960T does things faster than a stock 2500K..I'm pretty sure it will be faster than an i3 2100.This is my logic.
 
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:doh.gif: here we go again..just..no..no..and no.
Who has that elusive i3 2100 and wants to run some benchmarks?
If an Oc'd 960T does things faster than a stock 2500K..I'm pretty sure it will be faster than an i3 2100.This is my logic.

Its very much true that the sandy bridge i3's out perform many of AMD's 45nm quad core offerings. Being that thread for thread (core for core) Intel SB knocks the socks off of anything AMD and since 99% of games are only written to utilize a couple threads then it only makes logical sense why my above statement is true

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If the i3 2100 can beat out the FX 4100 then I think it will handle the 960T
Edited by Jayjr1105 - 3/30/12 at 11:32am
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Quade core and 6670 with non overclocking mobo for under 600!? Disappointing! This budget should get you an overclocking ready mobo and 6870 in addition to a quad core.

By the way, that is the 4100 at stock and an overclock easily brings it up to par in addition to 30% better multithreaded performance.
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/30/12 at 11:40am
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Its very much true that the sandy bridge i3's out perform many of AMD's 45nm quad core offerings. Being that thread for thread (core for core) Intel SB knocks the socks off of anything AMD and since 99% of games are only written to utilize a couple threads then it only makes logical sense why my above statement is true
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If the i3 2100 can beat out the FX 4100 then I think it will handle the 960T

While I am a heavy proponent of Intel processors for gaming builds, these particular graphs are cherry-picked. Skyrim is somewhat CPU dependent and core-limited, while SC2 is heavily CPU dependent and limited to only 2 cores. Worse, the two graphs aren't even applicable to the discussion - they're from tests of graphics cards. Seriously, processor won't have a big effect on performance when you're maxxing out MSAA. And the second test isn't done in a realistic scenario - SC2 can make any CPU choke in the right late game scenarios. If Tom's was actually propertly testing SC2, neither of those processors would have made it to 60FPS. Most SC2 CPU benchmarks, truth be told, don't correspond to real-world performance.

A Phenom II x4 or a bulldozer is still going to be decent for most games in most scenarios, including SC2 (although it will slowdown somewhat more in late game 3v3 or 4v4 multiplayer). That said... Intel is generally better or cheaper in most gaming-oriented situations.
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Its very much true that the sandy bridge i3's out perform many of AMD's 45nm quad core offerings. Being that thread for thread (core for core) Intel SB knocks the socks off of anything AMD and since 99% of games are only written to utilize a couple threads then it only makes logical sense why my above statement is true
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If the i3 2100 can beat out the FX 4100 then I think it will handle the 960T

LOL the fx-4100 is nowhere near the performance of the 960t. in fact an unlocked 4ghz 960t is more comparable to a 4.5ghz fx-81xx
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this is what you should be looking at when you are spending 600$ on it
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.63 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)

Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Total:$614.57 Shipped and after MIR $594.57
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