I'm not a PC gamer. I want to finally begin my grand entry on the master race (Master! Master!) but I just have a lot of doubts.
However, that won't stop me.
The thing is, I'm trying to make it simple for my parents: I will either get a PC with an i3 third gen, and a 660 TI (this card I'll buy somewhere else, the PC actually comes with a HD 5450) or a PC with a Bulldozer FX4100 and a Radeon 6850.
Now, I know that the first configuration is better, but because the processors are budget CPUs, I'm trying to make sure that an i3 won't REALLY slow down a 660 TI. Of course, it would be better with a better CPU, but is it still a whole lot better or is it such a little difference that it wont be worth the effort of going out there and finding that 660 TI for a good price? (the PC with the HD 6850 already comes with that card, so it's simple for my parents to just buy there)
I have already checked the other stuff and the PC has a good enough power source (500W) to handle a the card and the extra 4gb RAM that I will also have to buy (comes with only 4 gb, but nevermind, RAM is cheap :) )
I'm anxiously waiting for responses :) and happy to be joining PC gaming.
PS: PLEASE don't come in here sugesting that I get an i5, i7 or any other CPU that isn'ta budget one because I know those are good. I'm not trying to be rude, but I just don't have the money to afford it, which is why I'm only considering getting those machines with budget CPUs.
Also, I know I can probably get things at a cheaper cost if I build the whole thing myself. But well, I tried explaining but my mother doesn't like that idea, and honestly even I have my concerns. I think it's just best to start slowly :P
One more thing: I don't live in the US :( I'm a brazilian resident and things here are so overpriced. So yeah, those american sites with great prices that you were going to show me are probably not going to do me much good :/
Thank you, whoever you are!