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Is this a decent low budget build?

#11SnadadosPosted 12/19/2013 11:29:29 PM
The $500 Steam machines that I saw announced a week or so ago are still a little hazy with them just saying things like "a multicore AMD processor".
That is extremely vague and there are a ton of good and bad AMD CPUs that could fit such a description.

If you are not comfortable building your own PC then the Steam machine, even after adding about $100 for a copy of windows, still sounds like it could be a decent prebuilt computer.
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#12juscallmeehxPosted 12/19/2013 11:31:43 PM
I personally do not see the value in the i3-2120. Intel chips are pretty expensive in general and at your price point, the AMD FX6300 is the best choice of power over price.

I do recommend going for a 60 series for geforce as that is the best bang for your buck, e.g. gtx 760 however the ATI R9 270 (which is comparable to a 760) I hear is good too.

I still recommend waiting for a steambox unless you want to a computer now.
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#13Kokuei05Posted 12/19/2013 11:33:40 PM
Buying an i3 sandy bridge has come and past. Do not buy an i3 sandy bridge. An i5 k series sandy bridge would be fine though.
#14The_Count_FooPosted 12/20/2013 12:14:29 AM

Something like that would be good. You could probably get it closer to $600 by picking a different case, installing the OS via USB instead of a disc to remove the disc drive and going for a 500W power supply. You could also wait and try and pick up a 7870GHz edition graphics card for $150 but they are out of stock at the moment. Something like that for around $600 will be a solid PC.
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