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  1. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I'm looking to buy a desktop PC for some little gaming needs ;) I found one with the following specs:

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    Hexa-Core! AMD FX-Series FX-6100 6 x 3600 MHz
    8192MB DDR3 1333 RAM
    1000GB S-ATA HDD
    AMD Radeon HD 6670 2048 MB DVI/HDMI/VGA
    ASUS Mainboard mit USB3
    It costs 399€ and I don't want to pay much more. What do you think about it? Is it good enough for heavy games and emulators like dolphin?

    How does the AMD CPU compare to Intel CPUs? Is that one comparable to i3 or i5?
     
  2. Rydian

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    AMD's CPUs are lower-end, they haven't been able to match Intel in performance for like, seven years now. They do excel in price however, but Dolphin doesn't give a fuck about price. :P

    See if you can find a machine with less RAM (4-6GB is enough for stuff like that) and a better CPU for emulation.

    While that GPU is fine for emulation, it's not for heavy gaming, if by "heavy" you mean "the latest game at the highest resolution+quality".
     
  3. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I see, thanks. I read about the difference between AMD and Intel CPUs. The question is, how good is this PC? Will I be able to play current PC games with medium - good settings?
     
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    Checking some benchmarks for relative power, most games should run on medium just fine.
     
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    For normal gaming, the i3 (3rd gen) easily beats the fx6100 (yeah, even though it's 2vs.6 cores)
    Though for emulator performance, the result may topple as the no. of cores may make a difference.(I'm not sure)
    But honestly, you can opt for a fx4100 and a better graphics card and still get better performance.
     
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    Since you are living in Germany, I can only recommend you www.hardwareversand.de
    I recently bought my second Pc from them.
    They have a Pc configutator, where you can build your own custom Pc and they only ask 1€ for assembling the Pc and 4,99€ for shipping.
    Now if you go aheah and visit www.geizhals.de and select your desired hardware on hardwareversand over their site, the prices will become even lower. (sorry for my bad english, i could describe it better in german ;) )

    Just to give you an example I went ahead and made a configuration for your needs and price range.

    Intel Core i3-3220 Boxed
    Asrock H77 Pro4/MVP
    Corsair 4GB DDR3-1333 CL9
    3R Systems R480 case
    HIS HD7770 Ghz Edition
    Thermaltake Berlin 630W (a bit high i know but it´s pretty cheap so why not)
    WD 1Tb HDD Sata 3
    Samsung DVD burner

    Price: 437€ excl. shipping but if you click here you get a 5€ coupon for their site and cover for the shipping: http://www.gutscheinsammler.de/gutscheine/hardwareversand
     
  7. trumpet-205

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    What is your screen resolution? What AM3+ motherboard are you planning to get?

    Here is the thing about FX processor, like Rydian have said it hasn't had the chance to outperform comparable Intel processor in gaming. It does outperform in multi-threaded applications slightly though gaming is not multi-threaded to begin with. FX processor also needs better motherboard because they draw more power than Intel counterpart, and cheap AM3+ motherboard aren't suitable for them.

    I also noticed that you picked DDR3-1333 to go with FX processor. Unlike Intel, AMD processor needs higher RAM speed to boost performance.

    A Core i3 does extremely well in gaming and emulations. Pair it with a cheap H61 or H77 motherboard and you got a solid gaming system there.
     
  8. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Thanks for all your input. I'll look into getting an i3 system.
     
  9. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I have the possibility to buy a used one cheap:

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    • Asus Mainboard M4A87TD_EVO
    • AMD Phenom II X4 3,2 GHz Black Edition
    • Corsair CX 500W
    • 12GB DDR3 RAM
    • 500 GB S-ATA II HDD
    • ATI Radeon HD 5750
    Would I be able to play current games with this? Would it be possible to install newer CPUs on this mainboard?

    For comparison, this is my current PC:
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    Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2,0 GHz
    Nvidia Geforce 9600M GT
    4GB RAM DDR2
    How big of a jump in performance would that be?
     
  10. Lanlan

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    Quite a huge jump, but the 5750 isn't much to write home about. Why not build your own PC? It's really easy, and we can help you.
     
  11. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I know building a PC is better, but I can get that one including a 23“ LED Monitor for 280€. That's why I'm tempted.
     
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    Avoid AMD CPUs, they suck.
    Anyway you're not getting much of a gaming PC for €399, but apart from the CPU it looks okay.
     
  13. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    How will current games run on it? What about Dolphin and PCSX2?
     
  14. Rydian

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    You can't upgrade and AMD CPU to an Intel CPU without replacing the motherboard if that's what you meant.
     
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  15. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I meant upgrading to a better AMD CPU?
     
  16. Plainscript

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    Regarding that used PC: I used a local service called Tweakers.net Pricewatch for the prices (new), will take the cheapest or last known and will take off 25% or so.

    • Asus Mainboard M4A87TD_EVO -> €106 (last known)
    • AMD Phenom II X4 3,2 GHz Black Edition -> €125 (last known)
    • Corsair CX 500W -> € 55,20
    • 12GB DDR3 RAM -> not sure what configuration, so guessing at € 80
    • 500 GB S-ATA II HDD -> € 56,20 for a WD.
    • ATI Radeon HD 5750 -> € 122 (last known)

    Total: EUR 544,40
    Minus 25%: EUR 408,30
    I would say it's a pretty nice deal you got there. Current games should run fine on it, maybe a GPU swap.. PCSX2 and Dolphin should run great. :)
     
  17. Rydian

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    When one comes out supposedly, but that's actually a pretty powerful CPU to begin with (it's not one of the budget models from what I see).
     
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  18. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

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    I just bought this stuff on Friday. I just needed to replace a couple of old PC's that were used for file storage and multimedia streaming.


    MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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    AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7540D AD540KOKHJBOX

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    2x CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M1A1333C9

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    Total price after mail in rebates will be 180$. Any thoughts?
     
  19. Plainscript

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    True.
    /threadhijack detected

    What are you gonna use it for?
     
  20. 431unknown

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    Yeah I took notice to that after I posted. I thought this was one of the many general how's this PC build threads. Sorry bout that SpaceJump.

    Home File serving/media streaming is about all I was looking for.