Hey guys. I haven't upgraded my PC in quite a few years. I'm currently running an Asus Crosshair motherboard, X2 6400+ BE CPU, Radeon HD 4850 video card, and 4 GB of DDR2 memory. I know... It's ancient. Have your laughs haha. I just bought a nice HD LED smart TV and I would like to be able to run HDMI cable from the output on a video card to my TV to watch HD movies. Unfortunately, my video card doesn't even have an HDMI output. I don't play very graphical intensive games anymore, but if I made the upgrade, I would probably get back into it. I am basically looking to upgrade the motherboard, CPU, video card and RAM. I've been out of the loop for a long time, but I'm thinking of sticking with an AMD system, just because of the price factor. Just finishing college, it's tough right now. I was looking at the FX-8120 CPU and maybe a Radeon 7850 video card. Any suggestions on whether this would be a good setup for me, or if it would be more than I need? If so, what motherboard should I go with? And I'm assuming I'd need DDR3 memory? I'd like to try keep each component in the $100-$200 range, but I'm open to all advice! Please help me out guys! Thanks.
the FX-8120 is probably the worse choice just because almost all Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge chips mop the floor with it. Expecially in gaming. The 7850 is decent but I think with optimization you can do better.