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Bulldozer fx 8120 mobo bundle

hey guys,

I am currently building a budget gaming machine and I had a question or two.

1) Microcenter has a deal where if you buy a new amd bulldozer you get a motherboard free or really cheap. Is this a good deal?

2) If this is not a good deal, what would be a good cpu and motherboard that would be around the same price?

3) If this is a good deal, which mobo should i get with it?

http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html

EDIT: I probably should have put in what i want to play. I play a lot of source games and other mmo's like grand chase and need for speed world. I currently have an amd Athlon 64 x2 5000+ without a gpu.
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  1. Get the gigabyte 970 for the free board or spend thde extra and get the 990fx.
  2. hey do you know how long that deals going on for?
  3. thanks for the advice. and also i couldnt say how long its going on for. Its only been a few day and microcenter's deals usually last a while. like a month or more
  4. Best answer
    Microcenter almost always has free motherboard deals, the specific motherboards and cpu models available change but they've consistently got them every month for a good 2 years now.

    With that said, the FX processors really aren't that good for gaming.

    "With the sub-$100 Pentiums performing so well, Intel's $125 Core i3-2100 easily beats more expensive Phenom II and FX models. And the $190 Core i5-2400 dominates the sub-$200 landscape without challenge, really. As such, we're almost-shockingly left without an AMD CPU to recommend at any price point." This comes from this review.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-10.html
  5. the i5+$40 off a mobo is an exceptionally better performing combo for only $50ish more. That deal was really good when they were running it with 1090/1100Ts for $180 - not worth it for the FX processors.
  6. Best answer selected by cranekill.
  7. so would a 2500k and this mobo http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0371775 ($69.99 with i5) be a good choice? Or are one of the other i5's a better value for the money?
  8. aww crap.. and here i was spending money on newegg... a new i5 2500k is 179$ too.. why is it so cheap? is there something wrong with their products?
  9. I still have not figured out how microcenter has such low prices. This will be my first time buying from them considering this is my first build, but i haven't heard any negative reviews, actually most of them i have heard are extremely positive.
  10. I bought my 2500k and GA-Z68XP-UD3 there. amazing deal and very friendly.
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