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February 16, 2012 5:17:53 AM

Hello,
which one is better between AMD Phenom II X4 980 and FX 4100?
Also between FX 8150 and Intel i5 quad core?

thanks for the help.

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February 16, 2012 5:54:17 AM

Thank you BigMack70, i saw you were using the PhenomII X6 too nice :)  .
Since i'm still a novice will you be able to help me build a good gamer budget desktop and it would be nice if i can get around 50+ FPS for Battlefield3 game.
I will give you my planning perks:
Mobo: Asus M5A 99x EVO socket AM3+990X ATX AMD.
chipset: phenomII x4 980.
Video card:D iamond HD 6750 PE51 GSB AMD RADEON, 1024MB GDDR5 buy two and pair it into crossfireX.
RAM: 4x4=16 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz Corsair vengeance or 4x4=16 GB DDR3 1866 Mhz Corsair Vengeance, which one is better?
HDD: Western digital Caviar Green 2TB intellipower SATA 6GB/s 3.5" internal HD.
Power Supply: ANTEC current PRO HCP-750 ATX modular power supply.
Cooling system: FRIO Overclocking ready intel-AMD universal CPU Cooler or CoolermasterV6 GT universal CPU cooler, which one is better?
Case: Full tower ANTEC DARK FLEET DF-85.

Now coming to the questions:
1.will the above perks good enough to produce 50+FPS on BF3?
if not what perk should be upgrade? the mobo or the VGA card?
2.with the above perks what the maximum overclock speed i can get?
3.If we should compare between the above perks and intel core i5 second generation build with same budget which one is the best?

FYI my budget around $ 1200 to $1500.

Thank you.
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February 16, 2012 6:20:36 AM

If your budget is above $700 go with an INTEL build.
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February 16, 2012 6:22:05 AM

BigMack70 said:
Depends on the task. If you're asking for gaming, then the Phenom 980 and the i5 are your winners. The fx-4100 is closer to the phenom 980 than the fx-8150 is to the i5, though.

Thank you BigMack70, i saw you were using the PhenomII X6 too nice .
Since i'm still a novice will you be able to help me build a good gamer budget desktop and it would be nice if i can get around 50+ FPS for Battlefield3 game.
I will give you my planning perks:
Mobo: Asus M5A 99x EVO socket AM3+990X ATX AMD.
chipset: phenomII x4 980.
Video cardiamond HD 6750 PE51 GSB AMD RADEON, 1024MB GDDR5 buy two and pair it into crossfireX.
RAM: 4x4=16 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz Corsair vengeance or 4x4=16 GB DDR3 1866 Mhz Corsair Vengeance, which one is better?
HDD: Western digital Caviar Green 2TB intellipower SATA 6GB/s 3.5" internal HD.
Power Supply: ANTEC current PRO HCP-750 ATX modular power supply.
Cooling system: FRIO Overclocking ready intel-AMD universal CPU Cooler or CoolermasterV6 GT universal CPU cooler, which one is better?
Case: Full tower ANTEC DARK FLEET DF-85.

Now coming to the questions:
1.will the above perks good enough to produce 50+FPS on BF3?
if not what perk should be upgrade? the mobo or the VGA card?
2.with the above perks what the maximum overclock speed i can get?
3.If we should compare between the above perks and intel core i5 second generation build with same budget which one is the best?

FYI my budget around $ 1200 to $1500.

Thank you.

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February 16, 2012 6:22:08 AM

With that kind of budget there's no need to look at entry level CPUs and the crippled (128bit) Radeon 6750?

You can get an i5-2550K and the latest Radeon 7950 for under $1500.
Or scale back on the video. Check this chart.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-over...



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February 16, 2012 6:22:52 AM

i5-2500k or i7-2600k
2 tb hdd.
asus p8z68-v pro/gen 3
16gb corsair vengeance 1600mhz
Radeon 6950
Cooler master hyper 212
Antec df-85
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February 16, 2012 6:28:41 AM

amuffin said:
If your budget is above $700 go with an INTEL build.

Thank you Amuffin, any suggestions on best combine Mobo+Chipset+VGA with overclocking capability, VGA-SLI and 50+ FPS on BF3 with the budget mention above?

Again thank you.
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February 16, 2012 6:34:51 AM

Thank you, you guys are the best i will back to my planning board and using intel instead.
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February 16, 2012 6:44:48 AM

What website are you using to order/buy these parts?
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February 16, 2012 6:54:16 AM

i5 2500k-230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
asrock z68 mobo-120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
sapphire 7950 OC- 480
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gskill 8gb 1600 ddr3- 47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
corsair hx750- 140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

~$1050

you have the rest to spend on hard drive(~$120), a disk drive(~$20), windows (~$120) and case($50-200) and maybe even an ssd.
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February 16, 2012 6:56:35 AM

Are you sure you want to get him a 7950? Then again op never specified his resolution....
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February 16, 2012 7:15:05 AM

no idea but his budget sure allows it
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February 16, 2012 7:18:26 AM

What about a 570 and then putting more money towards the board? So he can get a p8z68-v pro/gen 3
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February 16, 2012 7:23:22 AM

he could get it even with the 7950 if hes going with the $1500 budget.

but the board won't really affect gaming much compared to the 7950 I think, might be able to get like 200mhz more out of the i5 but the 7950 should be better in gaming generally.
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February 16, 2012 7:41:48 AM

I would advocate delaying the build for a few months, at least until the end of Q2. Too many new products at the same price point coming out, you could easily put yourself ahead 2 years instead of back 2 by just waiting a little bit.

Also, with a $1500 budget you should not be using anything less then 1920x1080 resolution.
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February 27, 2012 2:35:44 PM

Best answer selected by BC06.
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