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February 10, 2013 1:02:54 AM

Hi there,

I was thinking about getting the fx-8120 with an 990fx motherboard.
and 8gb 1600 ddr3 ram

The total for all the would of been 410$ - which is fairly good priced imo.

I researched on it a lot and found the fx-8120 is garbage?
Is it actually that bad

What other setups could I get for around the same budget?


I have a 520w p/s with a GeForce 650ti gfx.

Thanks

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February 10, 2013 1:12:59 AM

the fx 8350 is better
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February 10, 2013 1:16:42 AM

I realize the fx 8350 is better lmao. That is completely irrelevant to what I was asking
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February 10, 2013 1:20:53 AM

Right now my motherboard is a narra3 with a phenom benchmarked at 2250

I just want a cpu+motherboard capable of playing games like blizzard ones without any issue
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February 10, 2013 1:34:48 AM

get a 990fx ud3 with a 8350

or a intel i5 3470 with an z77 ud3
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February 10, 2013 1:41:04 AM

I would but im trying to buy from my work as I get a little discount aswell avoid shipping/credit cards while getting instore warrenty

the best I got here is the 8120 am or Intel 2nd Gen Core i5-2550K which the intel is a bit out of my budget.

However I just wanting to play these blizzard games flawlessly on any setting basically
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February 10, 2013 1:49:32 AM

is there a website for the store?
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February 10, 2013 1:50:58 AM

Futureshop.ca
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February 10, 2013 1:52:21 AM

I like amd however the eight core seems a little ridiculous and to me may not be ideal for gaming but more so for business.

However those are just my thoughts. If itll preform well or if you can find others there than that would be fantastic
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February 10, 2013 1:52:27 AM

ahh a Canadian then eh :D 

Depending if you live in Toronto or Vancouver, NCIX.com has storefront locations there

The futureshiop i3 2120 with a h61 board will be a good budget match for your 650ti
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February 10, 2013 1:57:45 AM

I don't but live seven hours from vancouver
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February 10, 2013 2:01:36 AM

I checked their site the main difference would be id have to pay for any warranties as if I got it from futureshop theres 3year warranty with labour which is nice, but yeah sometimes being Canadian is a pain lol
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February 10, 2013 2:08:07 AM

Also my other question is seeing the benchmarks are so close with the 6300 amd and 8120, Would it be better just to go with the 6 cores, there is a 58 benchmark points down but 2 cores less aswell.

That may run better?
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February 10, 2013 2:10:35 AM

That motherboard is pretty cheap I could get that with a better processor posibbly, just trying to consider my options

Trying to stay around the 400$ budget aswell

I could get that motherboard you listed with an
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/intel-intel-core...

then the ram id stay in budget still.

If that setup is better than the 8120 with ud3 however compared to i5 3570k and a GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S2PV Motherboard
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February 10, 2013 2:19:51 AM

Don't get a 3570k unless you have an z77 board otherwise you can't OC and you pay an useless prenium

Get this instead for cheaper unless you plan to get an z77 board in the future

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/intel-intel-3rd-...

I don't see an FX6300 on the site unfortunately

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February 10, 2013 2:22:43 AM

2550k. i live close to a futureshop nice. get the 2550k overclocks like a beast and beats the hell outta that old bulldozer.

new visheras good but the 8150 is a notch slower.

:) 

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February 10, 2013 2:30:03 AM

Hmm I don't like the low benchmark of the 3350, Its not to big of a deal as of now for overclocking so if the 3570k will work with that 60$ board then ill do that, and when oc becomes an issue I can upgrade the motherboard then.

Does that setup sound good however?
i5 3570k
Gigabyte ga- h61m-s2pv
Ram unknown
Gpu 650ti gefore
520 power supply.


I mean my games play well right now with a narra3 motherboard with a phenom benchmarked a 2k with the powersupply and gpu

I just don't want to buy crappy stuff :p 

Will the motherboard downclock the gpu or cpu?
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February 10, 2013 2:43:47 AM

the build looks good.

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February 10, 2013 2:49:06 AM

Should I spend the extra 405$ for a cheap z77.
I've read the h61 may not be compatible without an bios update

That's my last question. :o  sorry
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February 10, 2013 2:51:03 AM

the z77 allows overclocking and ssd caching. if u can afford whynot.

whats ur choice of boards?

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February 10, 2013 2:55:33 AM

it was the h61 for 60$ basic two ram slots etc
Or z77 Gigabyte MVP ATX Motherboard (GA-Z77M-D3H)
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February 10, 2013 2:56:03 AM

My total would be 435$ 30 dollars more than my first build but seems to be drastically better
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February 10, 2013 3:49:02 AM

The low end z77 boards should let you reach 4.0ghz+ without issue and it does give you pcie 3.0 and sata 6gb/s and intel SRT and USB 3
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February 10, 2013 3:50:29 AM

sounds good.

the mvp looks good.

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February 10, 2013 4:09:20 AM

Okay thanks that prefect

Just to end the topic now I'm buying this tomorrow
I5 3570k
Z77 low end
8gb corsair ram
To add to my
650 ti GeForce
520watt power supply

My cost will be 430 after tax - looks like best setup for your money IMO
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February 10, 2013 4:17:03 AM

That looks good :) 
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February 10, 2013 4:25:32 AM

looks good.

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February 10, 2013 4:47:13 AM

Best answer selected by Winslade.
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February 10, 2013 4:48:42 AM

ditto :) 

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February 10, 2013 5:00:07 AM

Thanks! :D 
Have fun with it :) 
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February 10, 2013 5:06:32 AM

double 0-0

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