Motherboard suggestions for AMD 8 core processor

Hi All,

I'm planning to buy AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX processor, but I'm getting a bit confused about compatible (and within budget) motherboard and power supply combo. Any suggestions? My budget is about $325-350 and would use it for gaming mostly. All suggestions are welcome!


Thanks and happy holidays!
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  1. You do realize you could spend that much just on a motherboard, right?
  2. Why AMD? If your gaming mostly I would look at Intel.
  3. I recommend this MOBO, $140
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510
    Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W in case you go CF/SLI in future, $160
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171057
  4. ahnilated said:
    You do realize you could spend that much just on a motherboard, right?

    @ahnilated: yes I could spend that many bucks only for the motherboard, but then I'm thinking of spending that much for the processor-mobo combo.
  5. Cesare21 said:
    @ahnilated: yes I could spend that many bucks only for the motherboard, but then I'm thinking of spending that much for the processor-mobo combo.

    Do u live near Microcenter?
  6. no man... anything up?
  7. Cesare21 said:
    no man... anything up?

    They have great deals on combos, but walk in only.
  8. What VGA?

    So we can chose the right PSU.
  9. Seasonic X760 Gold ATX 12V 24PIN 760W Active PFC 80PLUS Gold Modular SLI Ready Power Supply (X-760 Gold) @ $139.99

    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57600&vpn=X-760%20Gold&manufacture=Seasonic%20Electronics&promoid=1314
    Special price ends 12/23/2011.
  10. ASUS M5A99X Evo ATX AM3+ DDR3 AMD 990X 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 1PCI USB3.0 SATA3 GBLAN Our Price: $136.99


    Special price ends 12/23/2011.


    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62416&vpn=M5A99X%20EVO&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1314
  11. Any chance do you change your mind and focus to get an 2nd generation intel i5?
    It's a better CPU for gaming than 8120
  12. vitornob said:
    Any chance do you change your mind and focus to get an 2nd generation intel i5?
    It's a better CPU for gaming than 8120


    Hey Vitornob,

    I'm a sucker for AMD (having been using them for 10+ years), are their some better AMD 8 core processors out there I'm not aware of?
  13. the AMD FX-8150 is the best of the AMD line, but if you want TOP performance you should stick with Intel.

    Refer to the newly released TomsHardware's Article, System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2011: $1200 Enthusiast

    They show that the AMD FX line implicates some HEAVY bottleneck to SLI/Crossfire configurations. Even that you don't use SLI/Crossfire you should consider this since this shows that AMD FX CPUs aren't optimized for games today and/or can't handle stand against intel in heavy workload (and I guess that it won't change in the next 2 or more years)
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