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August 27, 2011 4:56:34 AM

i made three different picks tell me which you think i should get....

but my questions should i get X6 and will last longer or get X4 cuz cheaper and will most current games run it (bf3)


first pick:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Mobo

2nd pick:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3rd pick:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

other question should i get 880 or 990 series for mobo?

im looking something less than $400 and good quality and performance


my current system is like 5 years old... AMD single core, MSI platinum K9A, DDR2 i wanted to upgrade now

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August 27, 2011 5:00:53 AM

I have to click all those links to help you?

Thanks !
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August 27, 2011 5:07:12 AM

yeah please.... sorry too much links?
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August 27, 2011 5:46:18 AM

Here what I think you should choose between:

AMD Choice
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler (for OCing if you want to): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: About $390

Intel Choice
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler (for OCing if you want to): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: About $360

The AMD build offers support for AMD's upcoming CPU, Bulldozer. It supports both SLI and CrossFire, as well as enough money for a great CPU cooler. The Intel build offers the best performance by a very noticeable margin (the i5 2500K is currently the best CPU on the market for gaming), but sacrifices the 8GB of RAM you had in kind as well as SLI support (only CrossFire support). It will support the upcoming Ivy Bridge CPU's but only the 4 core version, not the 6 or 8 core versions. It does include a great CPU cooler as well, but if you want SLI support as well, you may have to give the CPU cooler up, but that would still make the Intel Build the best. You choose.
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August 27, 2011 5:50:49 AM

so i skip X6 and and get X4 and wait for next gen like Bulldozer?

i prefer AMD

Which Brand good for mobo: Asus Gigabyte MSI

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August 27, 2011 6:02:44 AM

The X4 OCed (you can easily reach 4.0GHz with good cooling) will last you a good amount of time until the need to upgrade. I would choose between ASUS or Gigabyte. MSI boards are fine, but ASUS and Gigabyte seem to build higher quality boards. When it comes to quality and performance, ASUS and Gigabyte boards do not differ by much. However, I found ASUS' UEFI BIOS the most attractive BIOS. It is easy to navigate as well.
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August 27, 2011 6:49:25 AM

one more thing which series is better for mobo 880, 890, 990 GX or FX? im looking for AMD+ which support for 8 core
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August 27, 2011 7:06:42 AM

The newest chipset is the 900 series. I would go with that considering you get the added feature of SLI without bad Nvidia chipsets. In CrossFire, the PCI-E lans would be 16x and 4x, not 8x and 8x. The ASUS would be at the same level as the Gigabyte, so if you want to save $5 get the Gigabyte. if you want a the same features as well as a UEFI BIOS, get the ASUS.
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August 27, 2011 7:18:02 AM

what the difference between X and FX

which should i get for memory 4GB or 8GB?
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August 27, 2011 8:46:11 AM

I am not sure what the difference is, but from what I've been told, there is no noticeable performance difference. As for RAM, 4GB is more than enough for most tasks. If you ever need more in the future, you can add more. I would just get 4GB of RAM to start with.
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August 28, 2011 1:01:32 AM

Specs wise, the ASUS gets my vote. The price however, is a bit high, so I would get the Gigabyte. I doubt there would be any performance difference that you will notice.
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August 28, 2011 1:30:42 AM

thanks abdullahG i think i will go for X4 and Gigabyte i will read more reviews between and make decision before this week cuz im going to order it soon..
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