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2 years ago#1
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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2 years ago#2
Get an FX-6300 or, if it's the same price as a 6300, an FX-6350.
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2 years ago#3
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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2 years ago#4
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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2 years ago#5
That actually does include minecraft. That's like the first game he's going to play. '_'
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2 years ago#6
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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2 years ago#7
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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2 years ago#8
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)?
2 years ago#9
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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2 years ago#10
Bump
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