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January 7, 2012 12:57:29 PM

Just curious what other gearheads would add to my current system. here is my full build spec's:

CM HAF X w all 6 fan's
AMD FX 4100 (recently upgraded from a 960T)
Asrock Fatal1ty 990fx Pro
16Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600
Twin HD 6850's in Crossfire (OC'd 850/1100)
TX850 PWR Supply
Mushkin Cronos Deluxe Enhanced 120Gb SSD
Seagate 1TB 7200rpm SATA 3 6Gb
Lite On Blu-ray 12x Super Multi Drive
Logitech G110 Keyboard
Corsair M60 Mouse
Corsair SP2500 2.1 Audio
Corsair 7.1 Gaming Headset
LG 42LK520 42" 120Hz LCD TV
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Canon MG5220 Do it all + Photo printer

Not the best setup but runs BF3/MW3/Rage/UT3 & Bioshock 2 all on max settings.

Any thoughts for a good sound card (PCIe x1 slot still available)?

And my other thoughts were for a H100 for cpu and 2 H80's modified to fit the 6850's. I did think of better Video cards but since I can run at max in games would I really gain anything for the extra cash spent???

Possibly get more 120Gb Cronos DX Enhanced for RAID 10?

Speak up and don't be shy cuz it's my money your thinking about spending. The more I spend at Newegg the less the local bar get's :) 

BTW my first OC system was an original Pentium 90 to 133MHz and we thought that was cool till you lost one of the little blue jumpers and had to use a tiny piece of wire instead. Am I frikin old or what?! Thanks guy's

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January 7, 2012 2:36:00 PM

Just wondering, why did you go from a 960T to an FX 4100? Why not go straight to a FX-8150 if you are going to turn around and try to spend more $?
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January 8, 2012 12:01:22 PM

Raiddinn said:
Just wondering, why did you go from a 960T to an FX 4100? Why not go straight to a FX-8150 if you are going to turn around and try to spend more $?


My finger was on the mouse button to buy the 8150 but then I did more research and it seems that most programs and games are incapable of utilizing 8 or even 6 cores. So I figured I would fool around with the 4100 for a bit and see what AMD brings out next. I was researching the 980 & 1100 also. I might have had more fun with the Intel chips but I've always liked AMD. Win 7 Scores the system at: CPU-7.2 RAM 7.6 VGA 7.5 SSD/HDD 7.4
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January 8, 2012 9:44:43 PM

Both the 960T and the FX 4100 are 4 cores with similar performance afaik. That is why I was asking. I figured if you wanted to go up from an AMD 4 core you might go to a 6 or an 8.

Most stuff can't use it (though video editing can, and some other things too), but more things are being designed that can work with additional cores now that large numbers of cores are going mainstream now.
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January 16, 2012 3:58:48 AM

Raiddinn said:
Both the 960T and the FX 4100 are 4 cores with similar performance afaik. That is why I was asking. I figured if you wanted to go up from an AMD 4 core you might go to a 6 or an 8.

Most stuff can't use it (though video editing can, and some other things too), but more things are being designed that can work with additional cores now that large numbers of cores are going mainstream now.



- Sorry Raiddinn I see what you were getting at. After running the FX4100 (smooth at 4.2) and seeing if the "Scorpius" deal was something above normal it appears there is no noticeable difference to me at least. So now I've been looking at the Intel 2011 series platform and possibly GTX Video... Idea's?
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