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Do u recommend this build for a fast computer.

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January 6, 2012 6:11:27 AM

i am strictly with amd because it is way better then i7, it has more cores, and is new, and better proccesor speed. and is cheaper then i7!

my build right now is


so, im looking to make a very fast computer for home use..

applications: quickbooks 2012, regular internet surfing, downloading files, and photoshop.


right now: im looking at this build.



OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance
Amd FX 8150 ---strictly with amd
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 --
RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU


GPU= will probably be my old asus en8600gt.

if u have a better build for around $800-900 using the same proccesor and 1 terabyte hard drive with 8 gb ram. please post.

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January 6, 2012 7:12:54 AM

i don't think you'll need that type of hardware for "quickbooks 2012, regular internet surfing, downloading files, and Photoshop" . you could get something for half the price that will do all that.

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January 6, 2012 7:39:26 AM

Yes, it will be very much overpowered to do those things. How about just picking up their latest apu, the 3870k? Will save you money while keeping things amd.
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January 6, 2012 8:19:52 AM

The very first sentence tells me all our advice will be wasted.

If I had $900 I'd build the $1000 build in my sig with a HD6950 instead of the HD6970.

If I wasn't into heavy gaming, I'd drop the PSU to a Corsair CX430 and get something like a HD6770 for the occasional game.

Would cost $750 and still be miles faster than the OP build in any application imaginable, apart from perhaps heavy video editing.
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January 6, 2012 1:33:59 PM

Andre2807 said:
Based on benchmarks, found on this site. Even the Core i5 2500 beats it.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8150-zambezi-bul...


depends what you use it for . in most programs and gaming the i5 beats it but im sure the 8120 will do better in cad ,video encoding and similar things . but either way there's no point in getting any of them.
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