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Advice on my build

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January 29, 2012 1:34:34 AM

Here it is, it will be used for BF3 and SWTOR.

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB
CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650
Case: Antec 300
Ram: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
HD: SeaGate 500GB
OS: Windows 7
DVD: Asus standard DVD

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January 29, 2012 2:38:20 AM

What would you like to know? Other than if I had to buy an AMD sysytem I would get one of the last Phenom II x 4 970/975/980s over Bulldozer it looks fine. Overpowered a bit for one graphics card and underpowered to add a second in Corssfire too. For what you have 500-550 watts would be fine and you need 750-800 to add a second card.
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January 29, 2012 2:39:39 AM

As much as I want to, I really cannot recommend the AMD FX series. There's a lot of both software and hardware issues related to it, and most motherboards including the modern 970 and 990FX don't support it natively out of the box.

I'd suggest reading this about FX and the Windows-related issues it's been having: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-7-hotfix-bu...

I think this would be a better setup

Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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