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So I planned on building the following build after Christmas this year. As I was about to start buying my mobo, cpu and gpu, I started to wonder if I could go AMD instead and get the same or better performance for the same amount of money. 

 

I know nothing about AMD, and I already bought everything except my CPU, GPU, and mobo, so that's all I need.

 

Heres the original build:

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QvRtMp
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QvRtMp/by_merchant/
 
CPU: Intel Core i3-3240 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($141.63 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($38.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Corsair Force LS 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($42.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card  ($123.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($19.99 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: Dell S2240M 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Keyboard: Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad  ($29.99 @ Best Buy) 
Other: Asus H61M-E-R LGA-1155 ($40.00)
Total: $617.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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So, using the same case, monitor, psu (unless I need a larger one, I can return it), and ram (assuming it's compatible) can someone recomend an AMD build? Like I said I already bought the case, monitor, PSU, and ram and it's sitting in my office so I'd like to still use them. Thanks.
 
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So I planned on building the following build after Christmas this year. As I was about to start buying stuff, I started to wonder if I could go AMD instead and get the same or better performance for

Did you already have those parts or something?

You'd only want to go with an FX 8 core if you were doing productivity work as well as gaming, an i3 is faster then AMD's chips in gaming

 

that case is a waste of money, this has a better GPU with the saved cash, and a 60gb SSD is going to run out in like a day of use, oh god I'm so sorry, I couldn't save you in time

Either way spring for the i3 + 370 over a 750 ti, just make sure it's actually a 370, the price seems really low

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/phjMjX

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/phjMjX/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($110.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($62.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($32.99 @ Adorama)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.98 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 370 2GB Core Edition Video Card  ($124.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($38.47 @ OutletPC)

Monitor: AOC I2269VW 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($109.99 @ Best Buy)

Total: $560.38

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-03 15:19 EST-0500

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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That i3 is VERY slow. Talking slower than FX4300 slow.

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Did you already have those parts or something?

You'd only want to go with an FX 8 core if you were doing productivity work as well as gaming, an i3 is faster then AMD's chips in gaming

 

that case is a waste of money, this has a better GPU with the saved cash, and a 60gb SSD is going to run out in like a day of use, oh god I'm so sorry, I couldn't save you in time

Either way spring for the i3 + 370 over a 750 ti, just make sure it's actually a 370, the price seems really low

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/phjMjX

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/phjMjX/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($110.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($62.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($32.99 @ Adorama)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.98 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 370 2GB Core Edition Video Card  ($124.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($38.47 @ OutletPC)

Monitor: AOC I2269VW 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($109.99 @ Best Buy)

Total: $560.38

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-03 15:19 EST-0500

 

I forgot to add in my 2TB HDD.... Oops. But I got the case for $35 because a local computer shop was going out of buisness. I plan to use the SSD for OS only.

 

What about this cpu? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113282

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I forgot to add in my 2TB HDD.... Oops. But I got the case for $35 because a local computer shop was going out of buisness. I plan to use the SSD for OS only.

That CPU is fine if you have a $200 budget, it's really not necessary for your budget, your AMD option would be an 860K which is about $40 less than an i3, but an i3 is faster

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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That CPU is fine if you have a $200 budget, it's really not necessary for your budget, your AMD option would be an 860K which is about $40 less than an i3, but an i3 is faster

 

hmmm. ok. does amd have anything similar to an i3?

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hmmm. ok. does amd have anything similar to an i3?

an 860K on the FM2+ platform...AM3+ is only really worth it if you're going with an FX 8 core CPU

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qGDNsY

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qGDNsY/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($74.88 @ OutletPC)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($56.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Total: $131.87

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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This would be the entry level AM3+ stuff, you usually want a 990/FX motherboard for AM3+ though

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jsm4vK

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jsm4vK/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor  ($126.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard  ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Total: $190.98

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-03 16:21 EST-0500

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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