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September 9, 2012 11:27:54 PM

hey guys, im building a custom pc and i'm wondering if these components will work well together. Will there be any conflicts etc? Will it be a fast pc for games? Thanks.

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor

GPU: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card

MOBO: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

PSU: Antec 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply

Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory

OS: Windows 7 x64

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September 9, 2012 11:35:04 PM

they will work fine

for a gaming PC? dropping down to a phenom II x4 and better video card would give you better results.
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September 10, 2012 12:12:07 AM

ct1615 said:
they will work fine

for a gaming PC? dropping down to a phenom II x4 and better video card would give you better results.



how would dropping down to a lower proccessor give better results?
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September 10, 2012 12:20:53 AM

Best answer selected by gman1942.
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September 10, 2012 12:21:14 AM

ct1615 said:
any modern CPU (like the phenom II x4) is enough today's games especially when teamed with a good video card. the video card still does all the heavy lifting for games so if you took the price difference between the phenom II x4 & FX 8150 ($80) and placed that into your video card budget you would go from the AMD 6850 to the AMD 7850.

frankly with the AMD 6850, it's doubtful you see any real world difference between the FX-8 & phenom II x4 since both CPUs are plenty fast to keep up with the card. With the AMD 7850, you would notice a difference in gaming compared to the AMD 6850 especially if you are gaming at 1080p.



Awesome dude, you were really helpful. Thanks!
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September 10, 2012 12:21:28 AM

any modern CPU (like the phenom II x4) is enough today's games especially when teamed with a good video card. the video card still does all the heavy lifting for games so if you took the price difference between the phenom II x4 & FX 8150 ($80) and placed that into your video card budget you would go from the AMD 6850 to the AMD 7850.

frankly with the AMD 6850, it's doubtful you see any real world difference between the FX-8 & phenom II x4 since both CPUs are plenty fast to keep up with the card. With the AMD 7850, you would notice a difference in gaming compared to the AMD 6850 especially if you are gaming at 1080p.
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