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February 17, 2012 5:37:48 PM

Hi guys..

I planing on building a new PC, its was long time ago so i dont really know if i pickt good components for the build.

  • AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core - Socket AM3+ (Boxed)
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB DirectCU II TOP (ENGTX560 Ti DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5) - PCI-E / DVI / HDMI
  • ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 - AM3+ / AMD760G / VGA / DDR3 / USB3 / HB / CFX
  • Cooler Master Elite 430 - Svart (Ej PSU)
  • G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 2x4GB (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)
  • Seagate Intern harddrive Barracuda 500GB (Cache 16 MB / 7200RPM / Sata 6Gb/s) ST500DM002
  • Coolermaster 500w PSU

    I wanted to ask if they are any good and if i need to make some changes? Price is 5500(swedish) kr or
    800$

    Any tips how toimprove or maybe get some components better and cheaper?

    Thanks :) 
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    February 17, 2012 8:12:04 PM

    How flexible are you on that processor?

    The FX line of processors are almost universally accepted as a failure. I recommend an Intel based system of equal price.
    February 17, 2012 10:06:12 PM

    LASERR00 said:
    Hi guys..

    I planing on building a new PC, its was long time ago so i dont really know if i pickt good components for the build.

  • AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core - Socket AM3+ (Boxed)
    Intel i3-2120
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB DirectCU II TOP (ENGTX560 Ti DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5) - PCI-E / DVI / HDMI
    ok for an AMD equivalent if the price/value is better
  • ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 - AM3+ / AMD760G / VGA / DDR3 / USB3 / HB / CFX
    There is an Asrock z68 mobo that is around $90 USD
  • Cooler Master Elite 430 - Svart (Ej PSU)
    Make sure you have an 80%+ efficiency, bronze and a good quality unit like Corsair or Seasonic
  • G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 2x4GB (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)
  • Seagate Intern harddrive Barracuda 500GB (Cache 16 MB / 7200RPM / Sata 6Gb/s) ST500DM002
    I think WD are better and the WD Black 500gb is the place to be atm
  • Coolermaster 500w PSU
    See above

    I wanted to ask if they are any good and if i need to make some changes? Price is 5500(swedish) kr or
    800$

    Any tips how toimprove or maybe get some components better and cheaper?
    I can share a $700 build that has all good pieces if you want to see it...let me know

    Thanks :) 

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    February 17, 2012 10:35:56 PM

    Don't get that PSU. Try to find one from Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic, XFX, etc (a reputable brand)
    February 18, 2012 12:08:41 AM

    Yup, i agree with above suggestion. as for now, go for Intel sandy bridge processors i3 or i5 depending on your budget. (my personal suggestion is i5 2400 - if u don't care about overclocking) couple it with Z68 mobo would be really nice too.
    refer to

    plus, choose a good PSU (i've had my share of problem with not-so-good-PSU). what hpdeskjet suggest is true
    February 18, 2012 12:25:04 AM

    I have a lot of amd and intel boxes. I have to agree that the core i series is the best bet to go with. Personally I like AMD's gpu line up better than nvidia's overall, but Intel is killing AMD on CPU's right now.
    February 18, 2012 1:14:46 AM

    i5 2500k is a must and pair that up with ASUS mobo. PSU change is already suggested above.
    February 18, 2012 3:40:30 AM

    I don't know how all peoples and everywhere on internet says FX 6100 is bad but trust me guys its not that bad we pruchased this cpu 1 week ago for a virtual server node for our office and its working really great and running 4 virtual servers without issues.

    virtual server node in our office (fx 6100 with 8gb corsair ram + ga 880gm d2h gigabyte mother board)

    virtual server1 allocated with 4gb ram ( running windows 7)

    runs photoshop and other web dev softwares also

    vps 2 allocated with 1.5gb ram ( windows xp)

    runs msword and other accounting softwares

    vps3 allocated with 1 gb ram (xp)

    our seo guy use this mostly firefox and dreamweaver

    vps4 allocated with 1gb ram (xp)

    only ms word.


    again FX 6100 is great and the best for virtual server nodes even outperform i5 2500k coz we have i5 2500k as virtual node in another office and performance is not good as fx 6100.

    again fx 6100 rocks as per my personal experience compare to i5 2500 and take a note i m not a gamer :)  we use these monster cpus for office usage :) 




    February 18, 2012 6:15:58 AM

    diwakerd said:
    I don't know how all peoples and everywhere on internet says FX 6100 is bad but trust me guys its not that bad we pruchased this cpu 1 week ago for a virtual server node for our office and its working really great and running 4 virtual servers without issues.

    virtual server node in our office (fx 6100 with 8gb corsair ram + ga 880gm d2h gigabyte mother board)

    virtual server1 allocated with 4gb ram ( running windows 7)

    runs photoshop and other web dev softwares also

    vps 2 allocated with 1.5gb ram ( windows xp)

    runs msword and other accounting softwares

    vps3 allocated with 1 gb ram (xp)

    our seo guy use this mostly firefox and dreamweaver

    vps4 allocated with 1gb ram (xp)

    only ms word.


    again FX 6100 is great and the best for virtual server nodes even outperform i5 2500k coz we have i5 2500k as virtual node in another office and performance is not good as fx 6100.

    again fx 6100 rocks as per my personal experience compare to i5 2500 and take a note i m not a gamer :)  we use these monster cpus for office usage :) 


    You should indicate that in your original post... That's why there's a thread letting people know the format of asking questions, like the possible uses... Most people here ask for gaming usage, so not our fault to assume you do as well..
    February 18, 2012 7:40:24 AM

    Well thanks guys for quick reply. I know that intel processors are way better my friend got one and is happy how it works. But for my budget i think AMD is way to go, they are cheaper then intel and almost the same. I saw couple of videos on youtube and and read some builds on the net and thats the spec i came up with. I ordered this last night..

    CPU: AMD FX-6100 6-Core Processor - Socket- AM3+, 3.3Ghz, 95W, 6MB L2 + 8MB L3 Cache,

    Grafic card: ASUS GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GB PhysX CUDA - PCI-Express 2.0,"DirectCU II TOP", GDDR5, 2xDVI, n

    Motherboard : ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3, Socket-AM3+ - mATX, AMD760G+SB710, DDR3, 1xPCIe(2.0)x16, USB 3.0

    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Midi Tower Black - fan 1x 120mm Front, Blue LEDs, mATX, ATX, 2x

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda® 500GB - SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 16MB Cache, 7200RPM, 3.5"

    Memory: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1333MHz 8GB - Kit med 4X HyperX 2GB DDR3, CL7-7-7-20, 240pin, 1.

    PSU: Corsair HX520w (it was corsair i had not cooler master psu..sorry.. )

    there is couple of fans that i getting extra, plus "Asus 23" LED VS238H - Full HD / 5ms / HDMI / DVI / VGA /"

    btw this psu i will take out from and old pc and put it in a new. Because its not long time ago i got it and i think it willrun everything smoothly. I hope i ordered everything right Because there is not turning back now :) 
    February 18, 2012 5:48:32 PM

    The FX-6100 you list is $159 and the i3-2120 is $129 and the i3 will blow the FX away.

    Your mobo is $60 and the Asrock is $85

    So the i3 is the same cost (not higher like you stated in your post) and will not only perform better than the AMD but gives you an upgrade path to move to the i5 or i7 down the road if you want. Honestly, the Intel path makes much more sense but it's your money and decision.

    Good luck.
    February 19, 2012 7:12:58 AM

    Thanks for your tip, i know intel is way better then AMD but im AMD fan. I never used intel so i think for my buget and everything right now im gonna stay with my original order. We will see how it runs when i get everything set up and ready :D 
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