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Budget amd gamer build

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January 31, 2012 9:38:30 PM

So this is the build I am looking at right now I don't want to change to Intel but I have a budget of about 900 bucks any suggestions on anything performance wise or price Wise would be great. Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm//// Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ////AMD Entertainment Edition 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AE34G1609U2///// HIS IceQ X Turbo H679QNT1G2M Radeon HD 6790 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card/// GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard// hec Zephyr MX 750 750W Peak Output ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power/// AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor/// ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM/// with windows 7. Any feedback would be great. Thank you

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January 31, 2012 10:07:24 PM

Trade out the 6790 for a 6850, less issues with games (rage for example).
Unless you plan to Crossfire go for a cheaper psu. Having too much overhead on a psu has advantages and disadvantages.
You'd also be better off with a 960T phenom II or a 8120 FX. Out of the FX line up the 4100 has a place for being a budget cpu, and the 8120 is the only one worth it's weight which isn't saying much. The 960T will give you similar performance or better in games and you have a chance at unlocking extra cores.
January 31, 2012 10:29:07 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

Pretty much says it all, and confirms what I've thought of the latest FX series: Not worth it. I linked the last page, and it best sums it up, but feel free to browse the whole article. Pretty much shows that the FX series is not worth the money, IMO. You can get better performance for the same price if you go with.. pretty much any other option. If you must go with AMD, I highly recommend staying with the Phenom line, unless you think that Piledriver will be vastly better and you want to have the option to upgrade to that when it comes out. All of that assuming current AM3+ motherboards will support future Piledriver chips. I'm not certain on that.

No matter what you choose, best of luck on your new build.
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