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Question 2400G/3200G/I3 9100?

ZowieR

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I want to buy cheap pc for office use and maybe sometimes games..

2400G was better than 3200G? but it was older gen..

I can buy I3 9100 maybe + GTX1650 card but only with 8GB RAM

which is the best choose?
16GB is must today with high clock?
 

DrMrLordX

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You can get older kits that are 2x4GB if you want 8GB of RAM and dual-channel. I don't recommend it per se, but it's an option. Otherwise:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFM7m3FF5Zc

Those are the first three YouTube reviews that came up for me.

In office tasks, I think it would be a wash between the two CPUs. In games I would expect the 2400G to be a little faster since it has 3 more CUs. They're both slow enough that it may be hard to tell the difference, though.
 

kschendel

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A 3200G is plenty for a basic office system. I don't think I would build a PC today with only 8 GB unless it's going to see very restricted use and budget is super tight.
 

SPBHM

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8GB is OK outside of high end gaming or of more complex productivity tasks,
for general usage and casual gaming it works well.
that being said, for building a PC right now, thinking of using it during the following years, I would recommend going with 16GB.

if you are not using the IGP I would not consider the 3200G and 3400G since the 3300x is way faster.
but I think the OP is from before the reviews.
 

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8GB is OK outside of high end gaming or of more complex productivity tasks,
for general usage and casual gaming it works well.
that being said, for building a PC right now, thinking of using it during the following years, I would recommend going with 16GB.

if you are not using the IGP I would not consider the 3200G and 3400G since the 3300x is way faster.
but I think the OP is from before the reviews.
A point I have been belaboring of late: Anyone building an ultra budget system, should not be wasting money on premium AAA gaming, so performance in those titles is largely irrelevant. For esports an AMD Ryzen APU with 2x4GBor8GB of DDR4 3200 is very good bang for the buck. Here in the U.S. 3600 can be had for a couple more dollars lately, and provide a nice little performance boost thanks to the extra bandwidth for the APU. However, in some other countries, the prices can be obscene once you go past 3200.
 

dcybergeek

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3200G uses stock cooler, whereas i3-9100f you would also need an air cooler because intel stock coolers s*ck bad.
 

NTMBK

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Do you need more than 8GB RAM for an office PC?
I would say yes. Lots of modern apps like Slack are built on Electron, and office users will do a lot of work in Chrome. 8GB just doesn't cut it when you have multiple of those memory hogs open at once.
 

moinmoin

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I would say yes. Lots of modern apps like Slack are built on Electron, and office users will do a lot of work in Chrome. 8GB just doesn't cut it when you have multiple of those memory hogs open at once.
It's pretty ridiculous how true that is. For my older computers (that at one point ran Chrome just fine) I switched to Opera since they managed to keep memory usage in check while also using Chrome's Blink and V8. Doesn't help with all the Electron apps though...
 

Zepp

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It's pretty ridiculous how true that is. For my older computers (that at one point ran Chrome just fine) I switched to Opera since they managed to keep memory usage in check while also using Chrome's Blink and V8. Doesn't help with all the Electron apps though...
of the chromium based browsers I'm a big fan of Brave.
 

ondma

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I want to buy cheap pc for office use and maybe sometimes games..

2400G was better than 3200G? but it was older gen..

I can buy I3 9100 maybe + GTX1650 card but only with 8GB RAM

which is the best choose?
16GB is must today with high clock?
Are you planning to build the PC yourself, or are you looking at prebuilts?
For office use, any of those cpus would be fine, and I am not sure why you want a dgpu either.
 

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