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my father uses a i3. its a good chip. don't get too wrapped up in needing lots of computing power for simple computing. remember that most of the programs in question are low CPU power applications and single threaded. So 2 cores is plenty.

As a hint though. If you want a low end cpu to feel top end, throw in a smallish SSD as the hard drive. The converse is true as well. if you want to slow down a high speed cpu, use only a hdd.
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by PhillyB View Post

my father uses a i3. its a good chip. don't get too wrapped up in needing lots of computing power for simple computing. remember that most of the programs in question are low CPU power applications and single threaded. So 2 cores is plenty.

As a hint though. If you want a low end cpu to feel top end, throw in a smallish SSD as the hard drive. The converse is true as well. if you want to slow down a high speed cpu, use only a hdd.
True, I was looking at skylake for the intel builds, $194 for the i5 6500 and $113 for the i3 6100 I think
post #13 of 23
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I'm thinking I would the with something in intel now that I look at it more
post #14 of 23
My favorite rig finally took a **** the other night and i am now being forced to build a new one. i am somewhat on a budget as i am currently out of work (great time for a computer failure, right?).

im not sure if simply my cpu is cooked or my entire board is shot. however since i have to get a new CPU or Board or both i might as well upgrade it to something a bit newer.

i have been on AMD since 2006 and i am looking for some advice on whether i should go Intel or AMD. i dont do gaming i stream my movies throughout my house from this rig and i use it for my stock trading with a resource heavy program. my AMD Athlon ii X2 2.4 GHz handled everything fine once i got a stable OC of 3.81GHz.

The only parameters i sort of need to fit into for the new rig are:

---the chip must be overclockable and be able to use PC3-12600u RAM
---Board must use DDR3 ram with at least 4 DIMMs
---Must be microATX board
---must be able to run on 650W


thats about it. i dont need a GPU right now as i am not gaming but i will most likely get one in the future. Id like to keep it from breaking the bank but im also not going to cheap out as i will simply have to rebuild it again sooner rather than later and id rather sped a little more now and have a good rig that will last me a while. thanks in advance.
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My favorite rig finally took a **** the other night and i am now being forced to build a new one. i am somewhat on a budget as i am currently out of work (great time for a computer failure, right?).

im not sure if simply my cpu is cooked or my entire board is shot. however since i have to get a new CPU or Board or both i might as well upgrade it to something a bit newer.

i have been on AMD since 2006 and i am looking for some advice on whether i should go Intel or AMD. i dont do gaming i stream my movies throughout my house from this rig and i use it for my stock trading with a resource heavy program. my AMD Athlon ii X2 2.4 GHz handled everything fine once i got a stable OC of 3.81GHz.

The only parameters i sort of need to fit into for the new rig are:

---the chip must be overclockable and be able to use PC3-12600u RAM
---Board must use DDR3 ram with at least 4 DIMMs
---Must be microATX board
---must be able to run on 650W


thats about it. i dont need a GPU right now as i am not gaming but i will most likely get one in the future. Id like to keep it from breaking the bank but im also not going to cheap out as i will simply have to rebuild it again sooner rather than later and id rather sped a little more now and have a good rig that will last me a while. thanks in advance.
Look At A Athlon 880k Or A Intel i5
post #16 of 23
that was the 2 i was looking at. i am just unsure of which is a smarter upgrade investment. which will last me longer the intel or the amd? i dont want to have to do another build in 2 or 3 years because this cpu cant handle the more demanding programs. the other thing i am not sure of is the best brand of mobo to pair with which chip i choose. i have had good luck with MSI and i am using my spare ASUS right now although i dont care for it much but it is also old.

my last build lasted me almost 10 years. i just added RAM and OCed as needed to keep up and it was still working for me although it was getting close to the end of its life. ive heard Intel produces much more heat and because im using a micro atx case and i dont want to use a water cooler i am leaning more towards AMD. any thoughts?
post #17 of 23
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that was the 2 i was looking at. i am just unsure of which is a smarter upgrade investment. which will last me longer the intel or the amd? i dont want to have to do another build in 2 or 3 years because this cpu cant handle the more demanding programs. the other thing i am not sure of is the best brand of mobo to pair with which chip i choose. i have had good luck with MSI and i am using my spare ASUS right now although i dont care for it much but it is also old.

my last build lasted me almost 10 years. i just added RAM and OCed as needed to keep up and it was still working for me although it was getting close to the end of its life. ive heard Intel produces much more heat and because im using a micro atx case and i dont want to use a water cooler i am leaning more towards AMD. any thoughts?
an i5 will last much longer
post #18 of 23
the i3/5/7 are significantly more expensive than the comparable AMD and being im out of work and limited on funds. due to the limited funds i am leaning towards either an Athlon ii x4/6 or Phenom ii X4/6/8 (if my mobo is still good) and if it isnt and i need a new one i cant decide between the AMD FX Series, APU A6/8/10 or the Athlon 880k (or another of the Athlon xxxK editions). as i stated before my limiting factors are the DDR3-12800u Ram, mATX case, 650W PSU and only space for 4 fans (2x120mm and 2x80mm) plus the HS+fan which because of the case im limited on size and thus ability to keep it cool and still be able to OC the hell out of it.

also i wasnt planning on building a PC right now but im being forced to, i was hoping to be able to squeeze 2-3 more years out of my Athlon ii x2 at which time my plan was to build a beast (or as beastly as i can) for $3k. So i guess this is mainly just a band aid to get me through the next 2-3 years but since i have to buy a CPU and possibly a mobo i might as well upgrade at least a bit. i suppose the bottom line is i want the best mobo+CPU i can get for around $150, $200 at the very top. i was planning on buying a used CPU and getting a cheap board so i dont break the bank while im out of work and still be able to utilize most if not all the paarts i already have.
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by Sprouts2013 View Post

the i3/5/7 are significantly more expensive than the comparable AMD and being im out of work and limited on funds. due to the limited funds i am leaning towards either an Athlon ii x4/6 or Phenom ii X4/6/8 (if my mobo is still good) and if it isnt and i need a new one i cant decide between the AMD FX Series, APU A6/8/10 or the Athlon 880k (or another of the Athlon xxxK editions). as i stated before my limiting factors are the DDR3-12800u Ram, mATX case, 650W PSU and only space for 4 fans (2x120mm and 2x80mm) plus the HS+fan which because of the case im limited on size and thus ability to keep it cool and still be able to OC the hell out of it.

also i wasnt planning on building a PC right now but im being forced to, i was hoping to be able to squeeze 2-3 more years out of my Athlon ii x2 at which time my plan was to build a beast (or as beastly as i can) for $3k. So i guess this is mainly just a band aid to get me through the next 2-3 years but since i have to buy a CPU and possibly a mobo i might as well upgrade at least a bit. i suppose the bottom line is i want the best mobo+CPU i can get for around $150, $200 at the very top. i was planning on buying a used CPU and getting a cheap board so i dont break the bank while im out of work and still be able to utilize most if not all the paarts i already have.
i3 6100 is like $119, and a decent mobo at like $70
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by Sprouts2013 View Post

the i3/5/7 are significantly more expensive than the comparable AMD and being im out of work and limited on funds. due to the limited funds i am leaning towards either an Athlon ii x4/6 or Phenom ii X4/6/8 (if my mobo is still good) and if it isnt and i need a new one i cant decide between the AMD FX Series, APU A6/8/10 or the Athlon 880k (or another of the Athlon xxxK editions). as i stated before my limiting factors are the DDR3-12800u Ram, mATX case, 650W PSU and only space for 4 fans (2x120mm and 2x80mm) plus the HS+fan which because of the case im limited on size and thus ability to keep it cool and still be able to OC the hell out of it.

also i wasnt planning on building a PC right now but im being forced to, i was hoping to be able to squeeze 2-3 more years out of my Athlon ii x2 at which time my plan was to build a beast (or as beastly as i can) for $3k. So i guess this is mainly just a band aid to get me through the next 2-3 years but since i have to buy a CPU and possibly a mobo i might as well upgrade at least a bit. i suppose the bottom line is i want the best mobo+CPU i can get for around $150, $200 at the very top. i was planning on buying a used CPU and getting a cheap board so i dont break the bank while im out of work and still be able to utilize most if not all the paarts i already have.

Due to your limited funds I recommend you get second hand, that way you get better for less. An AMD APU or older Intel i3 would be a good choice in your situation though i3's aren't generally overclockable unless you get something like an i3-530-560 (Nehalem). I wouldn't recommend a Phenom II as those weren't known for being overclockable.

 

Alternatively you get a 760K with a decent board and clock that.

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