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Budget Build CPU Help?

#1MeLikeyPiePosted 7/28/2013 9:33:22 AM
I'm building a budget rig for my younger brother, and I have only 500~600 dollars to spend. Now I know that intel is pretty much better than AMD at everything, however, if I go the intel route I can only afford the i3 dual core line. If I go AMD, I could get a quad/six core with slightly faster speeds.

Thoughts?
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#2BowsaaPosted 7/28/2013 9:44:24 AM
Get an FX-6300 or, if it's the same price as a 6300, an FX-6350.
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#3d209999Posted 7/28/2013 9:55:41 AM
Bowsaa posted...
Get an FX-6300 or, if it's the same price as a 6300, an FX-6350.


I agree, but since the 6350 is a 125W processor, he may need to rethink the motherboard if he goes that route.
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#4PhilOnDezPosted 7/28/2013 10:25:48 AM
Depends on what he wants to play. If that list includes minecraft or mmos I'd stay far away from AMD processors personally.
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#5MeLikeyPie(Topic Creator)Posted 7/28/2013 11:15:51 AM
That actually does include minecraft. That's like the first game he's going to play. '_'
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#6DerPancakePosted 7/28/2013 11:27:53 AM
MeLikeyPie posted...
That actually does include minecraft. That's like the first game he's going to play. '_'



Teach him to play manly games like Call of Duty.
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#7MeLikeyPie(Topic Creator)Posted 7/28/2013 11:29:26 AM
DerPancake posted...
MeLikeyPie posted...
That actually does include minecraft. That's like the first game he's going to play. '_'



Teach him to play manly games like Call of Duty.


I can't. I'm pretty horrendous at shooters, so I doubt I'd be able to teach him anything he doesn't already know. Lol.
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#8maybecallsPosted 7/28/2013 11:35:31 AM
Can you not maybe stretch your budget to an i5-4430 + a relatively inexpensive motherboard (because you won't need to overclock it, and can also just use the Intel cooler bundled with the CPU)?
#9MeLikeyPie(Topic Creator)Posted 7/28/2013 11:42:28 AM
600 dollars is already stretching the budget. ._.
I mean, I'll try to find out a combo that works. But this is i3 vs AMD.

If I can get an i5 I'll obviously jump for that.
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#10MeLikeyPie(Topic Creator)Posted 7/28/2013 1:42:35 PM
Bump
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