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post #11 of 14
Don't get the 4670. Bare minimum I would get is the 5770. I honestly wouldn't recommend anything less than a 6850 if you are serious about playing PC games.

If you bought a E6500 instead for $75, now you can spend $160-$170 on a 6850.

That graphics card in place of the 4670 will give you a HUGE fps increase, over the extra cache the E8400 gives you.

Gaming is about 75-80% GPU and 20-25% CPU.
Edited by compudaze - 3/13/11 at 6:59pm
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by alexaxels View Post
Alrighty, I just made a list of what I could buy, tell me your thoughts--or should I just go with a budget AMD build?

-E8400 $169
-HIS 4670 $65
-Cooler Master 460w psu
-MSI G41M-P25 LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX mobo $42

$312 total
Not worth it. Save your money for a nice AMD build, or maybe Socket 1156.
    
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post #13 of 14
If you go with that build it won't have much capacity for upgrading in the future, but for now it would be an acceptably fast budget build with an average margin for overclocking if you added a good cooler to that list for around £30. Plus some extra case fans.
 
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post #14 of 14
Go with an all-new AMD build.

Do you have a microcenter nearby? If so, try to unlock a 555 BE. If not go with a Phenom II X4 BE, but do research on the mobo you buy and read this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/94...hy-choose.html
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