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So my dad's old Dell 4400 got fried by lightning, so I'm building him a new one, his budget is around 3000 DKK which is around $550, it will only have to do work tasks as Word and Excel and such... I made this until now:



But how does it look?

Oh and I know the 250GB seems like a small amount, however the old 160GB drive he had was only about 30% full so 250GB should be plenty
Edited by LTC - 6/8/10 at 10:43am
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post #2 of 49
That looks great
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post #3 of 49
Can you get a Phenom II X2 550 or X3 710/720 instead of Phenom I?
Or you can got with an Athlon II X3 or X4

The rest looks great for low budget PC.
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post #4 of 49
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Can you get a Phenom II X2 550 or X3 710/720 instead of Phenom I?
Or you can got with an Athlon II X3 or X4

The rest looks great for low budget PC.
I'll try I also got some Intel i3 builds, but how would a i3 540 compare against the Phenom II X2 550?

EDIT: So yeah epic fail from me, the Phenom II X2 550 is cheaper than the Phenom I X3, however which one would give the best performance? :O
Edited by LTC - 6/8/10 at 10:52am
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post #5 of 49
You reallly look for an awesome CPU and mobo combo.
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You reallly look for an awesome CPU and mobo combo.
Huh?
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I'll try I also got some Intel i3 builds, but how would a i3 540 compare against the Phenom II X2 550?

EDIT: So yeah epic fail from me, the Phenom II X2 550 is cheaper than the Phenom I X3, however which one would give the best performance? :O
The Phenom II X2 55 has un-lockable cores,and is cheaper in the long run than the i3,intel is rolling out a new socket making 1156 obsolete.
    
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The Phenom II X2 55 has un-lockable cores,and is cheaper in the long run than the i3,intel is rolling out a new socket making 1156 obsolete.
Oh I thought it only was the X3 which could be unlocked
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post #9 of 49
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Originally Posted by LTC View Post
I'll try I also got some Intel i3 builds, but how would a i3 540 compare against the Phenom II X2 550?

EDIT: So yeah epic fail from me, the Phenom II X2 550 is cheaper than the Phenom I X3, however which one would give the best performance? :O
Phenom II has major benefits over the original Phenoms. Phenom II's are 45nm process vs Phenom's 65nm which means higher clocks with lower temperatures are possible with the smaller process. Also, Phenom II's have more cache to work with so I will say that X2 550 will perform better than that last generation X3 8650.

As for the i3 540 vs the X2 550, the i3 is better.





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Phenom II has major benefits over the original Phenoms. Phenom II's are 45nm process vs Phenom's 65nm which means higher clocks with lower temperatures are possible with the smaller process. Also, Phenom II's have more cache to work with so I will say that X2 550 will perform better than that last generation X3 8650.

As for the i3 540 vs the X2 550, the i3 is better.






So this build would be better?

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