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October 4, 2012 2:09:28 AM

Hello, i'm looking for some advice about this build for myself.

POWER SUPPLY: ANTEC HCG-520M 80 PLUS
M/B: GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3
CPU: AMD FX-6100 3,3 GHZ
GPU: XFX RADEON HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 (OVERCLOCKED)
RAM: G. SKILL DDR3 4GB 1600MHZ PC3-12800
HDD: 2X SEAGATE 500GB SATA3 7200 RPM (RAID 1)

I've been reading about that the FX-6100 is not so good unless that you overclock it, but i do not how much i can push it with that PSU and M/B.
Also, i'd like you experiences with the GPU and CPU, specially if you have them running together.
About the RAM, i know i should upgrade it to at least 8 GB, but i cannot afford it, yet. :cry: 
Thanks in advance. :D 
October 4, 2012 2:42:49 AM

Get an i3, one HDD and a better gpu if gaming.
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October 4, 2012 2:52:16 AM

Thanks for the reply.
Although i forgot to add that i already have the 2 HDD, i'm not spending money on storage.
Why an i3 instead of FX-6100?
About the GPU, the other option that i have is GTX 550 TI which in the most of the benchmarks is worst than HD 7770 and HD 6850, which is pretty close to HD 7770 from what i have seen.
I cannot afford more than that.
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October 4, 2012 3:24:01 AM

Vold316 said:
Why an i3 instead of FX-6100?

The i3 is more power effecient, has better single threaded performance amd will cost you a lot less then overclocking a 6100.

You also have the option to wait for piledriver which is supposed to be better or go with the new trinity apu and do hybrid crossfire.

As for the gpu , for the performance difference the 7770 is a good choice for 125$.
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October 4, 2012 3:02:14 PM

Hey, thanks again for the answer.
What do you think about Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition, is it a better choice than FX-6100?, i'm going to use this desktop for gaming but also i'm thinking on the future technologies, that will probably use CPU's with more cores.
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October 4, 2012 4:08:56 PM

the old amd3 and fm1 slot may be a dead slot now if amd moves all there cpu over to the newer fm2 slot. same goes now for ib and sb there on a dead slot. haswell that going to drop next year has a new slot.
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October 15, 2012 5:38:11 PM

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