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December 19, 2011 5:41:13 PM

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!


a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 6:20:46 PM

You do realize you could spend that much just on a motherboard, right?
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a b V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 6:51:53 PM

Why AMD? If your gaming mostly I would look at Intel.
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December 20, 2011 9:17:51 AM

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.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
December 20, 2011 9:34:13 AM

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?
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December 20, 2011 9:57:48 AM

no man... anything up?
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a c 328 V Motherboard
December 20, 2011 10:08:31 AM

Cesare21 said:
no man... anything up?

They have great deals on combos, but walk in only.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
December 20, 2011 10:15:47 AM

What VGA?

So we can chose the right PSU.
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December 20, 2011 10:41:39 AM

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
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December 20, 2011 1:20:56 PM

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?
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December 20, 2011 1:44:04 PM

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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