Need advice for $950 build

Hey all, so I'm looking to get a new system soon and I've picked out the parts and now I would just like some advice on anything that can be changed. I'm also trying to decide between a Phenom II 965 or an fx-4100 but I'm not sure which will give better performance. Here are the the current specs-








Thanks in advance
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  1. Choose the 965 versus FX-4100.
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  2. Thanks! and no there isn't =/
  3. My suggestion $950.00

    intel i5 2500k
    ASRock Z77 Pro3
    corsair vengeance 2x4 gb 1600mhz ddr3
    sapphire hd 7850
    wd carviar blue 500gb hdd
    seasonic 520w 80+ bronze psu
    Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case
  4. Hey thanks! I think I'm going to stick with a 6870 though because I don't really need a 7850, and I forgot to mention the $950 includes a monitor >_>


    = $1,049.91

    after MIR and Codes= 944.91

    EPIC deal I think

    EDIT: NVM NO GPU SORRY will leave it up just incase though ^_^
  6. I would never include MIR in a budget. You still have to pay for the whole thing.
  7. azeem40 said:
    I would never include MIR in a budget. You still have to pay for the whole thing.

    Many posters say with or without MIR however since one was not stated I just assumed. However to the OP, if you can afford to spend a little more before MIR you can get a better system in the end then if you were to just stick with a strict 950 budget. :)
  8. MIR is still not part of budget if you include the overall price to be higher than the initial budget.
  9. as the poster did not state one way or the other, I do not think it matters. I am sorry?
  10. It's my philosophy.
  11. azeem40 said:
    It's my philosophy.

    I would never put numbers in my username. "it's my philosophy". :kaola:
  12. Haha thanks guys both look pretty dang good. Is the 7850 that much better than the 6870? because the 6870 has more cores in it
  13. Thanks. I think I am going to stick with AMD though, so would it be better to get an older Phenom II x4 and drop it on an AM3+ board or get one of the higher end FX cpu's? I don't think I'm going to need more than a quad core because it's just going to be for gaming
  14. haha what about a 960t? It's got a 95w vs the 125w ones
  15. Best answer
    It will not be as powerful at stock and more then likely will not OC as high.

    its also more expensive then the 975

    and is out of stock with the chance of them not ever stocking it again.
  16. Best answer selected by Stag1928.
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