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June 11, 2012 12:02:06 AM

I am making my first gaming computer to play mainly bf3 record and edit.
should I get a

1-AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or some other ideas

what about a Intel i5 2500k? if that I need a set up around $750 w/o a HDD because I already have one.

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June 11, 2012 12:07:24 AM

i5-2500k.
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June 11, 2012 12:08:22 AM

what is a good mobo for around 100
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June 11, 2012 12:41:07 AM

Good Socket LGA1155( i5 2500k) motherboards aren't cheap.
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June 11, 2012 12:46:16 AM

Maxwh2o said:
what is a good mobo for around 100

Asrock Z77 Pro 3
Asrock Z77 Pro 4
Asrock Z77 Extreme 3
Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
Take your pick.
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June 11, 2012 12:56:23 AM

What about the 4x is that good?
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June 11, 2012 1:02:48 AM

Extreme 4? That's a great board.
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June 11, 2012 1:08:27 AM

What about the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition cpu?
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June 11, 2012 1:11:32 AM

The 2500K is much faster! The i3-2120 is what you should compare against the 965BE, however in most applications it's faster!
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June 11, 2012 1:31:45 AM

AMD FX-8120 Zambezi?
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June 11, 2012 1:36:14 AM

Maxwh2o said:
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi?


STILL 2500K in anything other than video encoding and a few other highly threaded situations.
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