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  1. 'I' wouldn't buy any of them.

    What is the intended use of the components?

    If you are thinking in terms of gaming then the FX-4170. NOT heard good things about Biostar boards so maybe avoid.
  2. are you just being picky? or you really wouldnt buy any?? gaming gw2
  3. and future build so i wont have to upgrade for a while
  4. reasons? u like intel better? i would go for intel as well if i have the extra money but all that is going into a 660ti from msi,


    psu and case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1056394
    then ram and hard drive so yeah if i had an extra money i would
  5. sorry guys im really not trying to sound as an a hole i just have limits and looking for an amd processor price wise
  6. Well if i went with a amd build i would get 965BE
  7. maybe this one but that's just me MOBO:GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514#top
  8. It's just very hard to recommend something that you wouldn't buy yourself.

    I don't think Newegg have them on combo-deal but how about an i3? (Or a non-k i5 if you could squeeze to it.) Even the slowest i3 is rated above the AMD chips:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,review-32514-5.html
  9. Best answer
    The combo with the FX 4170 is pretty good but you can do even better.Also the GTX 660 Ti is a really bad card for the money.You can get a HD 7950 instead which is faster, more overclockable, more future proof, with better compute performance and also much much better when using MSAA.
    This is the cheapest, good HD 7950
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102989&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    And this is 20% faster.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102991&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


    Here is the best CPU + Motherboard combo you can do in this price range.
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=68355&vpn=BX80623I52380P&manufacture=Intel
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KW62WK/?tag=pcpapi-20

    And here is the one you should get if you really want an AMD CPU.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008V9959O/?tag=pcpapi-20

    The reason why people advise you to buy a Intel CPU instead of an AMD one is because Intel's archetecture is more efficient.
    Intels archetecture is on avarage 50% faster than AMD's FX per clock cycle.This means that a Intel processor clocked at 3 GHZ will be as fast as a AMD FX at 4.5 for single threaded tasks.
    That's why even though AMD processors have more cores and those cores are clocked higher they still can't outperform their intel competitors.The only two AMD Processors that have unbeatable value are the AMD Phenom II X4 965 and AMD FX 8120.And they only shine once overclocked.
  10. thank you so much for this information
  11. GTX 660 Ti beating a 7950 at 1920 resolution.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/56090-nvidia-geforce-gtx-660-ti-review-23.html
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/28.html
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/the-geforce-gtx-660-ti-review/20

    Quote:
    "As it stands, AMD’s position correctly reflects their performance; the GTX 660 Ti is a solid and relatively consistent 10-15% faster than the 7870, while the 7950 is anywhere between a bit faster to a bit slower depending on what benchmarks you favor. Of course when talking about the 7950 the “anything but equal” maxim still applies here, if not more so than with the GTX 670. The GTX 660 Ti is anywhere 50% ahead of the 7950 and 25% behind it, and everywhere in between.Coupled with the tight pricing between all of these cards, this makes it very hard to make any kind of meaningful recommendation here for potential buyers. Compared to the 7870 the GTX 660 Ti is a solid buy if you can spare the extra $20, though it’s not going to be a massive difference. The performance difference is going to be just enough that AMD is going to need to trim prices a bit more to secure the 7870’s position."
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/the-geforce-gtx-660-ti-review/21 Watch this video


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibuXcStgYF8
  12. another thing with the 660 right now u get borderlands 2 for free i hear good things about both but hear 7950 has a bit more performance in OC i think i will get the 660 im not sure though
  13. Kamen_BG said:
    The combo with the FX 4170 is pretty good but you can do even better.Also the GTX 660 Ti is a really bad card for the money.You can get a HD 7950 instead which is faster, more overclockable, more future proof, with better compute performance and also much much better when using MSAA.
    This is the cheapest, good HD 7950
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102989&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    And this is 20% faster.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102991&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


    Here is the best CPU + Motherboard combo you can do in this price range.
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=68355&vpn=BX80623I52380P&manufacture=Intel
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KW62WK/?tag=pcpapi-20

    And here is the one you should get if you really want an AMD CPU.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008V9959O/?tag=pcpapi-20

    The reason why people advise you to buy a Intel CPU instead of an AMD one is because Intel's archetecture is more efficient.
    Intels archetecture is on avarage 50% faster than AMD's FX per clock cycle.This means that a Intel processor clocked at 3 GHZ will be as fast as a AMD FX at 4.5 for single threaded tasks.
    That's why even though AMD processors have more cores and those cores are clocked higher they still can't outperform their intel competitors.The only two AMD Processors that have unbeatable value are the AMD Phenom II X4 965 and AMD FX 8120.And they only shine once overclocked.



    so i think i will go with the The combo with the FX 4170 sounds most affordable and you said its pretty good?
  14. bigcyco1 said:
    Well if i went with a amd build i would get 965BE


    I agree with a new build go with a 1155 socket and get a i5 2400k (and im an amd person)
    Also the price difference isn't too bad.
  15. so between 965 BE and 8120 what is better?
  16. jaylopez508 said:
    so between 965 BE and 8120 what is better?


    overall performance?

    Rendering and multitasking 8120

    Single and double threaded stuff and gaming and overclocking 965be
  17. hey guys i found a i5 2500K for 159.99

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor

    is this a deal? and was thinking of the 965 BE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    willing to spend the extra if the i5 is MUCH better for gaming
  18. jaylopez508 said:
    hey guys i found a i5 2500K for 159.99

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor

    is this a deal? and was thinking of the 965 BE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    willing to spend the extra if the i5 is MUCH better for gaming


    I used to have an i5 2400k and that was better than my current 965be but tbh bro you wont see the difference past 60fps in games so if you want so save money but still play bf3 online in ultra get the 965be but if you want something which is just that bit more powerful go with the i5.
    Both good cpus you will be very happy with either.
  19. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=288
    Some benches for your consideration.
    It is possible to Oc the 965 to ridicules proportions so it will be ok even for a few years.
  20. the comobs r not available anymore so i cant help u out dude
    some help heere guys?
    need some help here
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/347868-28-thermaltake-chaser
  21. Best answer selected by jaylopez508.
  22. lhikary said:
    the comobs r not available anymore so i cant help u out dude
    some help heere guys?
    need some help here
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/347868-28-thermaltake-chaser
    That thread already been solved?
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