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Build Advice i3 or phenom

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xxxsonic1971, 11 Jun 2013.

  1. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    hiya,
    i'm building a little system for my sisters kid just for gaming, he has all parts except cpu and mobo, he has about £150 to spend, the choice seems to be i3 or phenom, but what one is best for just playing games???
    cheers.
     
  2. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Hard to say, probably depends what games you are going with, personally I'd go with the Phenom, just because it has 4 cores, can be OC'd and is available for about £65
     
  3. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    For that budget think you can prob pick up a FX6300 and ok motherboard new, failing that Id get a 2nd hand 2500K and Z series chipset motherboard, they go for peanuts 2nd hand the Z68 ones.
     
  4. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    Yeah my money is with the 6300 and a reasonable MATX board :)
     

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