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OK thanks guys. Now that i know what cpu whats the least gpu i could get away with. Dont wanna do him dirty by not doing him decent on that part. Plus i hear the gpu is what will also make the system run more smooth when running alone cpu & ram
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If you go with Bulldozer or a Phenom II you will have to get a discrete graphics card otherwise the system won't work. You could try a Radeon HD 6670. Don't go for the lower end nVidia cards (GT530 or lower) since they seem to be really low on the performance side of things as far as basic graphics cards go.
This is another benefit of going with the i3 2105. $135 gives you a decent CPU and GPU with accelerated video decoding.
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OK thanks guys. Now that i know what cpu whats the least gpu i could get away with. Dont wanna do him dirty by not doing him decent on that part. Plus i hear the gpu is what will also make the system run more smooth when running alone cpu & ram

6670-6750 1gb.If you can squeeze it into the budget..6790 or 6850
 
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+1 on the 6850. possible bios flash to a 6870.
 
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I could be wrong but wouldn't a Llano build work perfectly because of the onboard gpu? If u decide on this u can grab a 6670 and crossfire it with the onboard GPU. thumb.gif

http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A8-3850-Quad-Core-Processor-AD3850WNGXBOX/dp/B0055ZCXVE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334017111&sr=8-1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103942






If you want intel... the i3 2120 is 113 on amazon and pair it up with a used gtx 460 for 90-100 bucks used on the OCN market place.

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i3-2120-Processor-Socket-LGA1155/dp/B004KZDV8E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334017287&sr=8-1
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+1 on the 6850. possible bios flash to a 6870.

U cant bios flash a 6850 to 6870 as far as i know... only 6950 to 6970.
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There are no AMD CPUs that will even come close to rivaling anything Intel has in the same price range. But the 1090t is pretty decent if you can find one for less than $150.
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X4 980 and i7 920 trade blows at stock. We're not talking about Sandy Bridge here.
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X4 980 and i7 920 trade blows at stock. We're not talking about Sandy Bridge here.

The X4 980 is also clocked over 1GHz higher at stock.

The best option if you want AMD is any of the Thubans including the 960T. If you want an FX the only processor that would even compare would be the 8120. The 4xxx and 6xxx would be lacklaster compared to a Phenom II or first gen i7.
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1090t is a great cpu. im running one overclocked and its a beast. a 960t zosma quad is cool. possible unlock to a hexcore and great overclocking potential. if i were gonna go to intel id only consider the i7 as i would consider an i5 to be a downgrade after using a hexcore for so long.
 
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