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I would say the 3100 for $115-120 is perfectly fine for a low-budget system. For Intel, the equivalent would be the 10100 in pricing, though the 10100 has better gaming performance even when you overclock the 3100 (cant OC the 10100). Obviously the 3300x for the same price would be better, but as you said, can't find it.

The 3100 is slightly better for production tasks, like Adobe Premiere Pro, so if it's for any productivity, get the 3100. If it's for gaming, get the 10100. If it's for normal overall usage, I would get the 3100, mostly since you can overclock even on the budget boards if they upgrade the CPU later.

 

Since the R3 3300x is available just about nowhere, is it worth it to pay $110-$120 for a R3 3100 instead? I'm putting together 2 low-budget systems for a couple of buddies, and I'd hoped to get them the 3300x, but it's ofc never available. 

 

I don't know too much about how to shop for cheap on the intel side, so if anyone has some tips on that I'd be very grateful!

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that's not really a relevant answer....
I'm looking for advice on the part selection, not a compatibility checker, I'm already using that

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I would say the 3100 for $115-120 is perfectly fine for a low-budget system. For Intel, the equivalent would be the 10100 in pricing, though the 10100 has better gaming performance even when you overclock the 3100 (cant OC the 10100). Obviously the 3300x for the same price would be better, but as you said, can't find it.

The 3100 is slightly better for production tasks, like Adobe Premiere Pro, so if it's for any productivity, get the 3100. If it's for gaming, get the 10100. If it's for normal overall usage, I would get the 3100, mostly since you can overclock even on the budget boards if they upgrade the CPU later.

 

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CPU: Intel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor  Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi  CPU Cooler: Scythe Fuma 2  GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra  RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) 3000Mhz CL15

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CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-9100F Processor  Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4-CB  CPU Cooler: Arctic Alpine 12 CO  GPU: EVGA RTX 3060 XC RAM: ADATA XPG 16GB (2x8GB) 2400Mhz CL16

Case: CyberpowerPC Onyxia  PSU: ATNG ATA-B 800w 80 Plus Bronze  Storage: 500GB Samsung 850 EVO + 2TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD 5400RPM    OS: Windows 10 Home

 

Former parts that I've used: Acer XG270HU, Asus Dual OC 2080, Gigabyte Aorus Master 3080, Gigabyte Gaming OC 3080, EVGA XC3 Ultra 3080, EVGA FTW3 Ultra 3080 Ti

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1 minute ago, MrBrightSyde said:

I would say the 3100 for $115-120 is perfectly fine for a low-budget system. For Intel, the equivalent would be the 10100 in pricing, though the 10100 has better gaming performance even when you overclock the 3100 (cant OC the 10100). Obviously the 3300x for the same price would be better, but as you said, can't find it.

The 3100 is slightly better for production tasks, like Adobe Premiere Pro, so if it's for any productivity, get the 3100. If it's for gaming, get the 10100. If it's for normal overall usage, I would get the 3100, mostly since you can overclock even on the budget boards if they upgrade the CPU later.

 

Thanks! I actually have one friend looking for just gaming, and one who's starting animation&modeling classes next semester, so looks like I'll build one of each. Appreciate the breakdown!

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7 minutes ago, Random Guy with mustache said:

I would say if you are gonna pay $120 for R3 3300x then I think just go for Ryzen 5 3600x instead... In summary its not worth that price..

...The 3600/3600x are over $200 right now. That's a big difference for a lot of people's budget builds. if the 3600 was still $155, then I would say yes, get that, but it's not

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CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-9100F Processor  Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4-CB  CPU Cooler: Arctic Alpine 12 CO  GPU: EVGA RTX 3060 XC RAM: ADATA XPG 16GB (2x8GB) 2400Mhz CL16

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3 minutes ago, Wallaceman105 said:

one who's starting animation&modeling classes next semester

Definitely worth the extra cost to put the 3600 in there if the budget can be stretched, it'll be a big difference for rendering stuff

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1 minute ago, MrBrightSyde said:

...The 3600/3600x are over $200 right now. That's a big difference for a lot of people's budget builds. if the 3600 was still $155, then I would say yes, get that, but it's not

Thats kinda true the prices are jacked up right now I bought R5 3600x just for $160...

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Just now, Cyracus said:

Definitely worth the extra cost to put the 3600 in there if the budget can be stretched, it'll be a big difference for rendering stuff

Yeah, I might do that if I can get a decent deal on the power supply, but I'm trying to give them 80+gold and some wattage headroom to upgrade the GPU later, and prices still aren't great for PSUs :( 

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2 minutes ago, Random Guy with mustache said:

Thats kinda true the prices are jacked up right now I bought R5 3600x just for $160...

ngl you end every post with "..." and it's really bugging my brain

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1 minute ago, Wallaceman105 said:

ngl you end every post with "..." and it's really bugging my brain

What do you mean...
You don't like when people do this...

Okay, typing that out, I can understand it's a little annoying...

 

BTW, what are you looking for for PSUs?

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CPU: Intel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor  Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi  CPU Cooler: Scythe Fuma 2  GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra  RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) 3000Mhz CL15

Case: CoolerMaster TD500 Mesh PSU: Thermaltake GF1 PE 750w Storage: 1TB Western Digital Blue 3D + 1TB Crucial P1 + 1TB ADATA XPG Gammix S11 Pro + 4TB Seagate Barracuda 5400RPM OS: Windows 10 Home

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CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-9100F Processor  Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4-CB  CPU Cooler: Arctic Alpine 12 CO  GPU: EVGA RTX 3060 XC RAM: ADATA XPG 16GB (2x8GB) 2400Mhz CL16

Case: CyberpowerPC Onyxia  PSU: ATNG ATA-B 800w 80 Plus Bronze  Storage: 500GB Samsung 850 EVO + 2TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD 5400RPM    OS: Windows 10 Home

 

Former parts that I've used: Acer XG270HU, Asus Dual OC 2080, Gigabyte Aorus Master 3080, Gigabyte Gaming OC 3080, EVGA XC3 Ultra 3080, EVGA FTW3 Ultra 3080 Ti

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Just now, Wallaceman105 said:

ngl you end every post with "..." and it's really bugging my brain

I can't say anything mate because it really depends on your preferences and budget I would say definitely check out the R5 3600x/3600 because you will get alot more boost in performance.

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Just now, MrBrightSyde said:

What do you mean...
You don't like when people do this...

Okay, typing that out, I can understand it's a little annoying...

my brain reads it as mumbling 🤣

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2 minutes ago, Random Guy with mustache said:

I can't say anything mate because it really depends on your preferences and budget I would say definitely check out the R5 3600x/3600 because you will get alot more boost in performance.

Well, that depends. Is it worth the extra $85-95 to save about 5-10 minutes on rendering (depends on the program)? I would ask the friend first before buying the CPU.

MAIN PC:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor  Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi  CPU Cooler: Scythe Fuma 2  GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra  RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) 3000Mhz CL15

Case: CoolerMaster TD500 Mesh PSU: Thermaltake GF1 PE 750w Storage: 1TB Western Digital Blue 3D + 1TB Crucial P1 + 1TB ADATA XPG Gammix S11 Pro + 4TB Seagate Barracuda 5400RPM OS: Windows 10 Home

Headphones: Philips SHP9500s   Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Cherry MX Red  Displays: Gigabyte M27Q (27" 1440p 170hz IPS), Samsung UN32EH4003FXZA (32" 768p 60hz TV)

 

SECONDARY PC:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-9100F Processor  Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4-CB  CPU Cooler: Arctic Alpine 12 CO  GPU: EVGA RTX 3060 XC RAM: ADATA XPG 16GB (2x8GB) 2400Mhz CL16

Case: CyberpowerPC Onyxia  PSU: ATNG ATA-B 800w 80 Plus Bronze  Storage: 500GB Samsung 850 EVO + 2TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD 5400RPM    OS: Windows 10 Home

 

Former parts that I've used: Acer XG270HU, Asus Dual OC 2080, Gigabyte Aorus Master 3080, Gigabyte Gaming OC 3080, EVGA XC3 Ultra 3080, EVGA FTW3 Ultra 3080 Ti

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