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October 17, 2012 12:49:01 PM


Hello Gurus,

I am planing to make a PC with below given config. Anyone any suggestion or any modification.

Please suggest me 1st time i am buying a AMD CPU...I am little bit worried also but after reading many blogs and articles I made my mind.

config:

ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Asus

AMD FX-8150 FX 8-Core Black Edition Processor Socket AM3+ - FD8150FRGUBOX - AMD

Corsair Memory Vengeance 16 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 MHz 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 - Corsair

HIS H645H2G Radeon HD 6450 2GB (64bit) DDR3 HDMI DVI-D (HDCP) VGA PCI Express X16 2.1 Video Card - HIS

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler with Four Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G1) - Cooler Master USA, Inc.

Regards,
Abhishek

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a b V Motherboard
October 17, 2012 1:06:17 PM

What is the purpose of your build?
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October 17, 2012 1:13:03 PM

1st of all Thanks for replying.....

Primarily i want to setup a virtualization setup with Vmware using Linux and Ubuntu....

And Second is Gaming......

But for me 1 one is more imp now......



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a b V Motherboard
October 17, 2012 1:34:36 PM

For your first, this build would be pretty great. but for the second, not so much. The Radeon 6450 is a very weak graphics card for gaming.
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October 17, 2012 1:39:25 PM

Could you please suggest me any cheap and best graphics card (in 2 gb range)
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a b V Motherboard
October 17, 2012 1:58:20 PM

If you don't want to spend more than say $80-110 or so, then a Radeon 7750 or a discounted 7770 is your best choice. If you don't mind spending more, say up to $160-190, a Radeon 7850 is your best option and is especially good for cheap 1080p gaming. A little more at around $210-240 would mean that the GTX 660 and the Radeon 7870 are viable options. These are USA prices, so if you're not in the USA nor Canada, pricing might be different.
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October 17, 2012 4:32:33 PM

one more last Q. there is any important differences between fx 8120 and 8150.... in terms of performance....or if any because i am in India and 8120 is cheaper than 8150 close to 25$
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a b V Motherboard
October 17, 2012 4:43:57 PM

The 8120 has a lower clock frequency and lower power consumption. That causes a considerable performance difference because they are otherwise identical in hardware. You can buy the 8120 and it will overclock equally well to the 8150, but if you don't want to overclock and want more performance, you'd have to pay for it to have the higher frequency. It does matter for what you want to do, but IDK if it'd matter so much that the 8120, even without overclocking, wouldn't be adequate for your uses. It's very roughly 15% slower than the 8150 if you don't overclock it.
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October 20, 2012 5:30:29 AM

One more Q.... Do we have any good budget cpu in Intel range
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a b V Motherboard
October 22, 2012 2:46:48 PM

For gaming, most LGA 1155 i5s are better than any AMD CPU without overclocking and/or other tricks that you can do with AMD CPUs that you can't do on Intel CPUs. For virtualizing, K edition i5s (those that support heavy overclocking) aren't practical because they lack certain features. Even the non-K edition i5s are weaker in highly-threaded performance compared to the FX-81xx CPUs, something that can be very important for virtual machines. It'd kinda be a trade-off like this: more gaming CPU performance for less virtual machine performance.

An LGA 1155 i7 would have comparable highly threaded performance to an FX-81xx CPU (sometimes a little higher, sometimes a little lower, depending on the comparison) as well as nearly identical single/lightly threaded performance to an i5.

According to US prices, you'd have to pay more for an LGA1155 i5 than for an FX-81xx CPU and much more for an LGA 1155 i7 than for even an LGA 1155 i5, but IDK how prices are in India for this.
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