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Which AMD CPU should i get?

Im starting to get the parts for my first build and i am trying to keep it under $900 and hopefully even $850. i originally wanted an intel but found it hard to keep with my budget so i am settling on AMD. My question is, which CPU should i get. I do render, edit, and record. I also will be gaming quite a bit with games like League of legends, Planet side 2, Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, and battlefield 3 and 4 when it comes out, if i go with intel i would get the i5 but i have no idea what to get as far as an AMD CPU. Please help, thanks in advance
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  1. what country ur from and whats ur maximum budget?
  2. rendering and vid editing will be helped a lot by more cores. Cuda has better support and optimization compared to AMD's open CL so i've suggested a Nvidia card as that'll handle both rendering and gaming quiet well
  3. U.S and $900 is the max
  4. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wJc1
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wJc1/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wJc1/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data Premier Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.20 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $863.65
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 16:11 EST-0500)

    863$ :)

    with all the bells and vistles and overclocking heatsink and hdd space u crave
  5. Best answer selected by jchristensen328.
  6. thanks :) enjoy ur rig dude
  7. You can get much better.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.20 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)

    Total: $869.10 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    enjoy!
  8. thats not including the monitor tho :)
  9. derp!
  10. nice facep@lm but that suggestion was good except he needed a monitor -_-
  11. De-derped intel build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.20 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Planar PL2210W 22.0" Monitor ($123.61 @ eCost)

    Total: $837.71 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  12. not bad.
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