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post #1 of 74
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Hey all,

Looking at building my first AMD computer in nearly 7 years that I actually intend to keep to basically become my mom's new computer to replace her laptop.

It'll be used for basic tasks, as well as the occasional game of Diablo 3 or StarCraft 2 (she likes to game with my dad and I).

I want to keep to $800 max, and no need for monitor suggestions as I've got one already for her.

So lets hear it!
post #2 of 74
Does this $800 include windows 7?
post #3 of 74
Start with Intel, don't waste time, effort and money with AMD.
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I7-950 @ 3.8GHz ASRock X58 Extreme3 Gigabyte GTX 760 @ 1350 EVGA GTX 560 ( PhysX ) 
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Seagate 2TB Corsair Force GS 128GB Pioneer 12X Blu-Ray Corsair H100i 
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Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit Samsung 22 Inch LCD Asus 27 Inch LED Logitech G110 
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Corsair AX 750 Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Nvidia Edition. Logitech G5 Razor Goliath 
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post #4 of 74
True that, for $800 you should be able to get at least a core i3. Depends how much you want to spend on a gpu. But seeing what your saying, you don't need a powerful gpu, so a core i5 it is!
post #5 of 74
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lspaddle View Post

Does this $800 include windows 7?

Windows 7 is already taken care of, so the $800 does not include that.
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Originally Posted by Bonn93 View Post

Start with Intel, don't waste time, effort and money with AMD.

Effort and money in what regard? Getting it to work? Or a lot of money to get something that performs well?
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Originally Posted by lspaddle View Post

True that, for $800 you should be able to get at least a core i3. Depends how much you want to spend on a gpu. But seeing what your saying, you don't need a powerful gpu, so a core i5 it is!

That's unfortunate, I was looking at making an AMD build, but it seems I'm being suggested to go back to Intel. Granted, both the 960 and 2600K systems are running flawlessly still.
post #6 of 74
Well, if for some reason you really want to go back to amd ( thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif ), then do so. Just don't see the point. Just make a choice so we can make you a plan for that rig of yours!
post #7 of 74
this forum is full of AMD haters. if you are just looking to get something that can do every day tasks for a cheap price, amd is just fine. to play something like D3 and SC2, you can rock a cheap fx-4100 or an older am3 CPU no problem. good AMD boards are also typically cheaper for the same quality board on the intel side.

Yes an i5 will out perform the amd CPUs but for the type of rig you are looking to build, you wont really notice the difference.

i say go for the amd setup and save your self some coin.
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post #8 of 74
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Well, as I said, it'll be for my mom! And I'd just like to add another AMD building experience under my belt. Personally, I'll stick with Intel thumb.gif

From what I had seen, the bulldozer does seem to offer relatively good performance for the money, hence why I thought of going that route in the first place.

But if that really isn't the case, I might just find myself back in the Intel realm, and if that's the case, I'll probably pick up an i5-2500K and spend a little extra if required.
post #9 of 74
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8cR1

$605 after rebates and that should be plenty for what she needs.
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post #10 of 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonn93 View Post

Intel Atoms > AMD FX...

True that
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Originally Posted by navynuke499 View Post

this forum is full of AMD haters. if you are just looking to get something that can do every day tasks for a cheap price, amd is just fine. to play something like D3 and SC2, you can rock a cheap fx-4100 or an older am3 CPU no problem. good AMD boards are also typically cheaper for the same quality board on the intel side.
Yes an i5 will out perform the amd CPUs but for the type of rig you are looking to build, you wont really notice the difference.
i say go for the amd setup and save your self some coin.

I'm not an AMD hater, I'm a realist. tongue.gif
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