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January 14, 2012 5:13:03 PM

hi im building a computer and these are the parts ill be using:

NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case
2 Cold Cathode Neon Light
AMD FX-8150 CPU 8x 3.60GHz/8MB L2 Cache
Liquid CPU Cooling System Fan
8 GB 4 GB X2 DDR3-1600 Memory Module
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB
3-Way SLI ASUS Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX
Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface
1000 Watt Extreme Gaming Power Supply
2 TB HARD DRIVE 64M Cache 7200rpm 6.0Gb/s
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD R RW CD-R/RW Drive:
ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card
Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 64 Bit
Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
Cyborg R.A.T. Mouse
Razer Vespula Gaming Mouse Mat
19" LCD 1366x768 -- Sceptre X195W-Naga
15 ft. DVI to DVI Cable
2.1 Channel Stereo Subwoofer Speaker System
ASUS 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter
MS Media Center Remote Control and Receiver
Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard
Killer 2100 Network Gaming Card

i was wondering if anyone thought i should modify this list and how ill probably keep the cpu and mobo but if i like a different list ill reconsider

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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 14, 2012 5:23:10 PM

Why did you leave off maker and model for the most important parts (RAM/CPU/ETC)?

Hard drive maker/model and video card maker and DVD drive are less important, but it is still helpful to have maker/model of all those things too.

Basically, everything is worth having a maker/model listed.

Also, what caused you to want the FX-8150?
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 14, 2012 5:34:50 PM

+1^^

And what do you want to use the compy for?
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January 14, 2012 5:38:43 PM

was gonna use comp for mmo gaming and i wanted fx-8150 cuz its an 8-core 3.60 that i could easily oc to 4.80 and it is also very cheap
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January 14, 2012 5:44:03 PM

The intel i3's benchmark higher in most games than the AMD bulldozer chips, for gaming get an i5-2500k, will cost about the same as the bulldozer, with MUCH better gaming performance.
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January 14, 2012 6:13:13 PM

after all i personally favor 8 cores over 4 but lets talk about the other components
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 14, 2012 6:39:52 PM

Here is a comparison directly between the FX-8150 and the i5-2500k both non OCd. The 2500k OCs better than the FX-8150 so this is representative of OCd differences as well.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=288

Anyway, if you look that over and you still want the 8150, then that is fine.

I would still like to see the maker/models that are missing so I can evaluate the stuff correctly.
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January 14, 2012 6:56:54 PM

Why did you buy an extremely expensive mobo and a crap CPU? The i5-2500K runs rings around FX, the pre-core performance is horrible.
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January 14, 2012 6:59:11 PM

No. IT's a different socket. Get something like the Asus P8Z68 PRO for i5.
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January 14, 2012 7:00:51 PM

Also, with parts like that, get a HDMI 1920x1080 monitor and please list brands and model names of the particualr parts you have selected.
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January 14, 2012 7:00:57 PM

wow did not know that i5 was that much better... is the i7 better than the i5??? and how can i5 be better than fx if fx is faster???
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January 14, 2012 7:02:00 PM

Hah. The i7 is about 1-3% faster, not worth the extra money. More cores and Higher clock doesn't always mean better CPU. :p 
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January 14, 2012 7:06:13 PM

NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case
2 Cold Cathode Neon Light
AMD FX-8150 CPU 8x 3.60GHz/8MB L2 Cache
Liquid CPU Cooling System Fan
8 GB 4 GB X2 DDR3-1600 Memory Module
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB
3-Way SLI ASUS Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX
Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface
1000 Watt Extreme Gaming Power Supply
Seagate 2 TB HARD DRIVE 64M Cache 7200rpm 6.0Gb/s
Sony 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD R RW CD-R/RW Drive:
ASUS Xonar DG Sound Card
Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 64 Bit
Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
Cyborg R.A.T. Mouse
Razer Vespula Gaming Mouse Mat
19" LCD 1366x768 -- Sceptre X195W-Naga
15 ft. DVI to DVI Cable
2.1 Channel Stereo Subwoofer Speaker System
ASUS 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter
MS Media Center Remote Control and Receiver
Logitech G13 Advanced Gameboard
Killer 2100 Network Gaming Card
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January 14, 2012 7:08:12 PM

whats mobo should i get if i want one as good as formula v and as cheap?
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 14, 2012 7:16:58 PM

The 2600k and 2700k are not worth the price premium over the 2500k.

In any event, those processors should be in the tool I showed you as well, if you want to put them vs the 2500k.

The P8Z68 Deluxe motherboard is a pretty good one and about the same price as the AMD board you chose.
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a c 78 B Homebuilt system
January 14, 2012 7:54:21 PM

Ram maker/model still isn't listed.

In any event, OCZ and Corsair RAM have the worst failure rates (like 7%) and Crucial and Kingston have the lowest (like 1%). The rest are somewhere in the middle.

You may want to make changes to lower your RAM failure rates if necessary.

I don't know your maker/model of PSU, but Enermax owns the 1000w+ space, so if it isn't made by Enermax I would change the PSU to one that is made by this company instead.

Last I checked, the Asus 24x in my signature has much lower failure rates than the Sony 24x, you may want to change that too.


To more fully answer your other question about what makes one processor faster than another, there is a very important statistic called IPC (instructions per cycle). The 2500k has a much higher IPC than the AMD processors do.

That means it takes an Intel 2500k less time to do the same thing than it does for the FX-8150.

If the Intel can do in 100 cycles the same thing that the AMD can do in 200 cycles, it makes a lot more sense why the slower Intel processors can beat the faster AMD ones.
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