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What computer parts go well with the Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ MoBo

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June 15, 2012 5:04:38 PM

Hello,
I spent forever trying to understand what makes certain computer parts better than others. I used to think that higher numbers are better, but that's clearly not the case, especially with RAM timings. If someone could explain anything to be i would be grateful.

My real question is: what RAM, CPU, GPU go well with the Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ MoBo for a gaming computer?

P.S. don't turn this into a Intel/AMD fight, also I have a budget so make your suggestions affordable, thanks.
June 15, 2012 5:15:21 PM

Whats your budget ? before people waste there time trying to help you on stuff that migt be out of your budget.
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June 15, 2012 5:16:08 PM

around $1000
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June 15, 2012 5:26:34 PM

Well your budget can handle an Intel processor. For proof that their better per clock.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/processor-architect...
Do you need windows 7? Do you already have that motherboard or can you switch to an socked 1155? Do you have a mouse, keyboard and monitor and if so what resolution is the monitor? Will you use the computer for gaming or something else? When do you plan on purchasing this?
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June 15, 2012 5:26:50 PM

fantastic mobo.

See my signature for my build using the 990fx sabertooth.

Can be built for around 1000
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June 15, 2012 5:28:37 PM

My kids have a FX 4100 and it does well gaming with a GTX 560 ( not the fastest but it does well )

Maybe go with a FX 4170 a GTX 670 and 8 GB of DDR3 1600 should get you max setting in games for about 600 bucks + tax
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June 15, 2012 5:30:22 PM

andrewcarr said:
Well your budget can handle an Intel processor. For proof that their better per clock.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/processor-architect...
Do you need windows 7? Do you already have that motherboard or can you switch to an socked 1155? Do you have a mouse, keyboard and monitor and if so what resolution is the monitor? Will you use the computer for gaming?



He is not changing to intell


I have a Intell system wel 2 a i5 3570K i5 750 and also a FX 4100 and if i use my GTX 670 in any of the systems will max out games.........
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June 15, 2012 5:37:15 PM

I was only mentioning it because if he doesn't already have the motherboard I believe he can build a better computer for the same price. If he has the motherboard already then I'll put a ~$1000 build together that he can use with that.

And if you put a 670 in either system they wouldn't perform the same (close but not the same).
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...


Lastly it's Intel doesn't have two ll's.
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June 15, 2012 5:42:35 PM

Actually, an overclocked FX-8120 or stock 8150 with one core per module disabled can be easily beat a non-K edition SB/IB i5 in gaming performance. However, only a few AM3+ motherboards support that and I don't know boards that can do it other than a Crosshair and that's too expensive. That would beat a Phenom II system in gaming by a pretty large margin. For Phenom II, the best CPU would be the Phenom II 960T.

As for Intel versus AMD (without the above mod in consideration), Intel wins and a GTX 670 would be bottle-necked by AMD in most situations, many of which by a large margin. Intel's i5s are gaming performance powerhouses.
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June 15, 2012 6:06:51 PM
June 15, 2012 7:02:36 PM

andrewcarr said:
I was only mentioning it because if he doesn't already have the motherboard I believe he can build a better computer for the same price. If he has the motherboard already then I'll put a ~$1000 build together that he can use with that.

And if you put a 670 in either system they wouldn't perform the same (close but not the same).
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...


Lastly it's Intel doesn't have two ll's.



My understanding is that he has the mobo, and is looking for the 3 other parts to go with it.

Yes the intel CPUs give you beeter FPS on games that favor the CPU more then the GPU!.

I am only saying that with a AMD FX 4100 FX 4170 and higher you can max out games with a GTX 670

I got my kids MOBO and CPU for 160 ( FX 4100 and GA 970-UD3 ) GTX 560 140 < and it plays games very nice on there 1680x1050 rez

Not trying to start a battle just inform the OP

Cheers
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June 15, 2012 7:15:08 PM

I wan't saying the SSD was the best but it isn't by any means bad either. It just fits the budget and is a great deal with the PSU.

Your so called great way for a free OS I don't trust and you links to supposedly do this are broken.

I own two Biostar motherboards and quite like them they've never given me any problems.

The PSU isn't bad at all and I'd appreciate it if you actually look stuff up before you spew your garbage.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/OCZ/ZT_750W/
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/ocz_zt_series_550w...

By no means is the 7850 crappy I didn't want to go $120 over budget like you did. Yes the 670 is better but not by a ton. The 7850 performs close to a 570.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...
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June 15, 2012 7:59:04 PM

Best answer selected by Tokamocha.
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June 15, 2012 8:00:40 PM

thanks for all the advice!
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June 15, 2012 10:45:21 PM

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you dont want a start a battle?? why not?? as long as we dont use insults everything is ok but i LOVE debating about almost any thread, speacially computers, and the point of this is to help someone to buy a pc and learn more by doing it, so, anyone got any suggestions, argument or anything that can be used to convince the OP to buy or not to buy a rig you proposed? then bring it on!



Then bring it :) 
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June 15, 2012 10:51:59 PM

BTW Frozonic, I never told him what build to get !!! he asked

( what RAM, CPU, GPU go well with the Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ MoBo for a gaming computer )

Talk to the hand now i am done with you :p 

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