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post #1 of 17
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I have a 400 dollar budget for the whole entire PC.

Needs to do some gaming like Starcraft 2.

Should I go anthlon or phenom?
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post #2 of 17
well depends on what else you are running
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post #3 of 17
Phenom II.
    
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post #4 of 17
I'd go Phenom II Dual core and possibly unlock to quad. Starcraft 2 really only utilizes 2 cores, and my friends setup is a Phenom II 545 with a 9600GSO 768MB DDR3 and plays it on high-med settings.
    
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post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirus2012 View Post
I have a 400 dollar budget for the whole entire PC.

Needs to do some gaming like Starcraft 2.

Should I go anthlon or phenom?
go for a phenomII x2 if your budget permits,otherwise go for athlonII x2.
What are the other components you are choosing?
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by graphicsman View Post
well depends on what else you are running
1 game at a time, no backround programs except maybe ventrilo.. leauge of legends, besides that nothing.


Just want to be able to nearly max the games.
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
go for a phenomII x2 if your budget permits,otherwise go for athlonII x2.
What are the other components you are choosing?
Needs to have a good enough GPU for the games I said above.
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post #8 of 17
Do you need to buy A monitor keyboard mouse and etc?
    
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post #9 of 17
phenom better, and your current setup can handle those games...
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirus2012 View Post
Needs to have a good enough GPU for the games I said above.
for $400,a gtx460 wont fit your budget,so u should try a gts450/hd5770,u can find them as low as $90 in some online stores
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