Hi i plan on building a new AMD build by Feb 18, i need some help and suggestions from everyone. i'm building it for my wife who wants to use it for gaming but doesn't want to spend much like the one i did with intel.
Budget: 2,000$ (US) can go a bit over it if needed but hopefully not more than 2,200$
Store: Newegg(preferred) or Tigerdirect (which ever one of them sells them cheaper)
I Already have a Razer Mamba New Edition Mice/ Battlefield 3 Razer keyboard/ 27' Seasonic Monitor/Samsung Blu-ray Optical Drive/Win7 Ultimate
if i get the Bulldozer + the thunderbolt mobo i get a 2,069.9$
if i get the phenom + the thunderbolt mobo i get a 1999.9$
if i get the Bulldozer + the normal crosshair mobo i get a 1989.9$
if i get the phenom + the normal crosshair mobo i get a 1919.9$
so which one should i go with? well we prefer them if its red but what do you guys think? well i look at the review that i know bulldozer sucks but still wanted to know everyone's opinion and will my 850W supply enough power for this system? or should i go with the Corsair AX1200W 80PLUS GOLD???
she plans to play them at a good FPS of 50-80 or more, like Battlefield 3, well i'm also thinking that if this system can run Crysis 2 at max setting with 40-70FPS then it should be good.
but still need some people's opinion on that and about the PSU will the 850TX do well or i need the 1200AX (corsair only)??
also need someone to recommend me a really good Thermalpaste, that is good with AMD (gets hot faster than intel)
and for some good AIR Cooling. how about the CPU Cooler? should i use a Corsair 100 Liquid Cooling? or a Noctua
something that can really cool a AM3+ 8150AMD also some really good hard drive cooling and memory coolers too
For gaming FX-8150 is a bit better than the x6 1100T black, but it not worth a $70 difference. As others have said, i5 2500k would be a much better choice. If money is at all an issue and you MUST get AMD, then get the 1100T, if money is not an issue get the FX-8150.
Can't really comment on the motherboard, personally I'd go with the $230 one but motherboards have a lot to do with personal choice once you get it down to a handful of options.
As for the video cards, if you plan on doing multiple displays and have very high resolution, then your choice is solid. If your only planning on one display you might want to hold out until the upcoming 7970. In general, multiple gpus aren't great for one display, lots of problems/headache/compatibility issues pop up and micro-stuttering can be a bit of an issue at times.
well so much as i want to get the intel i7 nothing i can do with an AMD FAN. but well it's for a 3 monitor display so i guess the 6970 is a good choice, but since it will be build in feb i'll look at the 7970 if it would be in the same price range, so long as they perform well with x3 27'monitor display. thanks for everyones help, for mobo i think going for the 230$ one is good it will give me more extra cash to cash in on 7970's if they are on the same price range as 6970's or just a bit higher but not as high as gtx580 3gb