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September 30, 2012 12:16:10 AM

I'm thinking about buying a few new parts for my computer this mainly.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But i was wondering what motherboard would i need with this. And what power supply if I have the AMD FX-8150 and a Radeon HD 6850? I'm new to building so advice would be appreciated.

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September 30, 2012 12:20:34 AM

Why get the Fx-8150? The i5 is about $40 more and beats the FX-8150. All you'll need is 500w. I'd recommend the ASRock Extreme4 Z77.
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September 30, 2012 6:31:48 AM

The 8150 is not very good compared to other cpus in the price range without extreme overclocking.

If you are on a budget, the i3 2120 will do fine and not slow down your graphics card. If you want more processing power have a look at the i5 3570k (for overclocking) or the i5 3470 (no overclocking).

As for power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 6850 is a good card for the cost. However, if you have cash to spare have a look at current cards such as the 7770 or the 7850.
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September 30, 2012 7:45:52 PM

The 7770 would be sidegrade from the 6850. If you want a good upgrade from a 6850, then you'd have to look at the 7850/6870.
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September 30, 2012 9:39:35 PM

True, the 6850 is actually ahead of the 7770, my bad.
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