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got a g620 and its a very nice processor for budget gaming smile.gif and especially for its power consumption, im quite surprised with its performance. its pretty much one the best cpu in terms of price to performance ratio biggrin.gif

the celeron is a tad bit slower then it (i think it was like.. 70~80% of the speed of a G620 in terms of gaming, cant remember) but for the price difference ($10-20? depending) just get the G620 i would say tongue.gif
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Yeah i'd get the G620 thumb.gif looks like a really good processor. You did say only light gaming so it'll do fine. I was going to get the G620 but it only supported DDR3 1066 (but really not much of a difference from DDR3 1333). Plus after black friday deals, it was the same price as a G620.
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I have a G850 in my main rig, and it does fine playing games. Skyrim and Starcraft 2 can both be run with every setting at maximum.(1680x1050) In Skyrim there are only a few situations that bring me below my 60 FPS vsync. Starcraft 2 bogs down with too many units on the screen, even when I tried an i5 2500k scenarios that induced lag did not show significant improvement.(from 5 FPS to 7 FPS)

I don't have many other taxing games, but even my Heaven benchmark score is equal to or better than some of the i7 results paired with an overclocked GTX 570.(basically equivalent to my OCed GTX 480)

I do feel like the GTX 480 or GTX 570 or Radeon 7850 are about the quickest graphics cards you could run on a G850 without creating some amount of noticeable bottleneck. Any high end dual GPU setup or better is going to need something faster though.

Edit: I'm sure the G620 will do basically just as well unless you really are putting a mid/high end graphics card into the build.
Edited by Subcutaneous - 4/18/12 at 9:42pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.869730

Pretty good price? I think I'm ordering that tonight, as I am going for an m-atx case.

Doesnt seem to lack much, 3.0 header I guess and sata 6
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1/3 reviewers got this board DOA so it might not be the best model.....
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I have a G850 in my main rig, and it does fine playing games. Skyrim and Starcraft 2 can both be run with every setting at maximum.(1680x1050) In Skyrim there are only a few situations that bring me below my 60 FPS vsync. Starcraft 2 bogs down with too many units on the screen, even when I tried an i5 2500k scenarios that induced lag did not show significant improvement.(from 5 FPS to 7 FPS)
I don't have many other taxing games, but even my Heaven benchmark score is equal to or better than some of the i7 results paired with an overclocked GTX 570.(basically equivalent to my OCed GTX 480)
I do feel like the GTX 480 or GTX 570 or Radeon 7850 are about the quickest graphics cards you could run on a G850 without creating some amount of noticeable bottleneck. Any high end dual GPU setup or better is going to need something faster though.
Edit: I'm sure the G620 will do basically just as well unless you really are putting a mid/high end graphics card into the build.

Yeah, I only have my 9800gt right now, I had to sell my old PC awhile back which had a more high end one.

I'm thinking about adding a 560 to the build, as I only want a single card.
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1/3 reviewers got this board DOA so it might not be the best model.....

Could you recommend any around 100 bucks? dont really want to go over that.
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I think this is one of the best new motherboards I could find on Newegg. I'm not a motherboard guru so I can't say for sure which ones perform best, but I know the basics.(like avoid H series chipsets, they are not made to overclock)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121512

If you don't mind buying an open box product.(I've always had good luck with them) This motherboard is well reviewed and shaves a bit off the price of a new model.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157252R
The new version of this motherboard is $110 so it's not too bad of a discount.

Six channel audio FTW, and these both support overclocking. Ideally someone who knows everything about motherboards will be able to find you something much cheaper. I know I've gotten used motherboards on Ebay for less than $20 shipped that are working fine to this day, so the sky is the limit as far as how much you can save and still have a working computer.
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Could you recommend any around 100 bucks? dont really want to go over that.

Will you be keeping this board for the 2500K or not?
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Yes I will, when money allows I could possible upgrade to a high end one. Just looking for one with a budget in mind that will allow me to upgrade in a few months.
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