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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by ender475 View Post

What do you suggest? AMD Phenom has been around for years, which is fine, but I'm interested in the AMD FX CPUs.

IMO I would go even cheaper if the most taxing game he is playing is League of Legends, go with an APU (FM2 Socket)
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post #12 of 19
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What do you suggest? AMD Phenom has been around for years, which is fine, but I'm interested in the AMD FX CPUs.
The FX-4300 can keep up with the core i3 in games, as far as I know, and the motherboards are generally cheaper for AMD CPUs.

APUs also might be able to play league of ledgends fine. I don't really know where their performance stands.
post #13 of 19
how about this

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CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: Biostar H61MGC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($27.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)

Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $661.92
Mail-in Rebates: -$75.00
Total: $586.92
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post #14 of 19
AMD FX-4300 is on par with some of the i5's IIRC. I'm awful with AMD builds, but I know, you'll get a better bang for your budget with AMD.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

The FX-4300 can keep up with the core i3 in games, as far as I know, and the motherboards are generally cheaper for AMD CPUs.
APUs also might be able to play league of ledgends fine. I don't really know where their performance stands.

On my new A10 I can run LoL on max settings easily (granted, it's at 1440*900 resolution) with vsync.

FM2 chips really do run astoundingly well for their price point.
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post #16 of 19
FM2 is a great choice if you/your friend were looking at UP TO $600 begrudgingly. If you want a $600 computer that will perform well for a while, I'd go either FX4300 or i3 (I'd go i3). With an FM2 build (A10-5800k, preferably) you can build a much cheaper system that will easily max out LoL and will play that level of games well for quite a while. Heck, an A10-5800k will be able to play most modern games fairly well....even if you have to turn off your "Ultra" settings. An A10 will be a fantastic all-around chip for general-use computing and light gaming, and will be a good chip at some "current" gaming.

Now, as far as an FM2 build goes: keep your case (I like the Source 210 more, but it's the same price), keep your RAM. AMD APU's like fast RAM....big time. Your PSU and HDD look good. You can even get a cheaper PSU as you don't need 400W.

Here's a build. If there's no intention to overclock, you can go with a much cheaper FM2 mobo. I mean, the A85x ATX motherboard is totally unnecessary if you don't want to overclock. If you don't want to overclock, you can get basically any mobo with an FM2 socket (A65 or A75 chipset) and you can knock about $50 off that build.
 
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post #17 of 19
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AMD FX-4300 is on par with some of the i5's IIRC. I'm awful with AMD builds, but I know, you'll get a better bang for your budget with AMD.
The FX-4300 is nowhere near the level of an i5. Look at cinebench single threaded results; it gets nowhere near ivy or sandy bridge levels of performance single threaded, so there is no reason why another processor with equally many threads and better single threaded performance should perform worse.
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On my new A10 I can run LoL on max settings easily (granted, it's at 1440*900 resolution) with vsync.
FM2 chips really do run astoundingly well for their price point.
Well, get an A10, then.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mhyles View Post

AMD FX-4300 is on par with some of the i5's IIRC. I'm awful with AMD builds, but I know, you'll get a better bang for your budget with AMD.

.. You should probably do some research before you post stuff like that.. just saying rolleyes.gif
post #19 of 19
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.. You should probably do some research before you post stuff like that.. just saying rolleyes.gif

He's not completely wrong about that. In most games, with a "normal" GPU setup (not quad-sli GTX680), the FX4300 and 2500k perform fairly similarly. If you're talking about single-threaded performance, encoding, or CPU-intensive games then you're right....the 2500k blows it out of the water.
 
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