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March 31, 2012 5:13:14 AM

Hi, im building a new rig with a 900$ and the aim is to get the best FPS possible
case, cpu fan, 8gb ddr3 1600 ram, 500 gb HDD and win 7, and other part add up to------390$
i5-2500k and z68 ASRock mobo with 2x pci-e 3.0, usb 3.0, and SATA 6gb/s equals -------340$
a PNY refurbished GTX 560 round the price to 880$-------------------------------------150$

the first row of parts are non negotiable but the question is can i get better overall game performance by having a cheaper CPU / mobo and compensating with a better GPU that still rounds out under 900$ the idea is for it it to be SLI or crossfire capably and really I like the feature of the z68 board but it is not necessary. Its all about FPS

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March 31, 2012 7:14:00 AM

I Sid some more research and I found an AMD FX-6100 with an ASRock motherboard with a radeon 7850 adds up just under 900$ but I still wonder how a weaker CPU will impact my performance even with the boss gpu
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March 31, 2012 7:29:22 AM

Which parts did you have in mind?
I'd really recommend a i3 2120 instead of a fx 6100.
I'll redo the build with the i3 2120 and show you the pricing again.

EDIT: Here's the build.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6hHl
If you want to keep all the possibilities for SLI/CF, you can keep that ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 Mobo.

Here's the build with a 7850. (Still under $900)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6hHF
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March 31, 2012 4:54:09 PM

Just sayin', I'd recommend DDR3 1600 RAM. It's the sweet spot for i5, and for $10 more, loading times are just a bit faster.
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March 31, 2012 5:02:32 PM

smokeydude said:
I Sid some more research and I found an AMD FX-6100 with an ASRock motherboard with a radeon 7850 adds up just under 900$ but I still wonder how a weaker CPU will impact my performance even with the boss gpu

The i3-2120 will run circles around the FX 6100 for less.
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March 31, 2012 10:09:10 PM

Best answer selected by smokeydude.
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