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Will actually have 4gig's ddr3 when time comes, for now this is basics to get an os installed and ready for ram, gtx 550 ti

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130641
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106014
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What resolution you wanna game with? if its 1080p then either CPUs will matter since you'll be bottlenecked by the 550.

For sure the i3 would be much better at lower resolution, but that's oranges-to-apples....The AMD is 54$ & the cheapset i3 I could find is 119$.

For the 54$, you can't do much better than the A4 3400. Amazing Bang-for-your-Buck thumb.gif
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Far behind I guess. You'll be a lot closer in anticipation of a 50-100% performance increase once you move to dual channel memory (though I would suggest just buying an entirely different kit altogether as Pareema's kits are shy of a warranty guarantee at all). Claiming a 550 Ti with this platform by the way would be a waste. The A4 is best at what it could do best - be an APU. For other purposes it's a challenging recommendation.

At the same platform cost, you may wish to reconsider all your choices and have a look at what a Trinity FM2 APU + HD 6670 Crossfire setup could do for you. The performance level depending on the game could be up there near the 550 Ti.
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Considering that this is an upgrade from a core 2 quad setup, I believe the muskin ddr3 1333 ram I added, as well as the 550 put it at 60% increase in performance over previous desktop on a very tight budget. thank you all for your input.

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