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October 16, 2012 2:41:33 AM
October 16, 2012 3:03:00 AM

If it's for gaming spend less on CPU/Mobo and more on GPU. Also, what model PSU is it as there are some real shockers out there.
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October 16, 2012 5:01:17 AM

Please put a space before pasting a URL so it becomes a link.

What will this be for...? I don't see any real use for an FX-4170, it's a quad core so....
If this will be for gaming, the Phenom II x4 is a better choice.
If it's for CPU-heavy activities like video rendering, the Phenom II would still be more wise to get since it's also quad-core, cheaper, and Bulldozer is just around the corner.

And... Biostar.. yea I don't really trust them.
You can get quality boards from the top manufacturers for the same price.

P.S - That's a lot of RAM. :lol: 
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October 16, 2012 2:12:44 PM

^+1 but the 4170 isnt a true quad core. More like the i3. It has two physical cores and two "modules" which is like half a core.

P.S. I think you meant Piledriver is around the corner lol. :lol: 

What PSU is that? What kind of Alienware case? If you have the name of the models, it would be really helpful.
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October 16, 2012 3:11:38 PM

It Will be for gaming and web surfing. I have no idea what the PSU is, there is no stickers. The alienware looks like this:

http://computershopper.com/shoptalk/images/alienware-p2...

I wanted a i3, but it goes over my budget, $400. So I found a combo deal for a CPU and a MB. What other CPU/MB do you Recommend?
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October 16, 2012 6:28:33 PM

Nw333 said:
P.S. I think you meant Piledriver is around the corner lol. :lol: 

Omg. Yes.. Piledriver is what I meant. Silly me. :lol: 

stardust2280 said:
What do you think about this?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kuNE

Really, you can do better than ECS.
A lot of people would probably say that Hitachi has a high failure rate, but so does Seagate.
Really it's just hit and miss, by chance etc.

And you're sacrificing too much GPU power for the CPU.
Games are mostly heavily reliant on GPU.
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October 16, 2012 7:15:46 PM

Could you put together a system that has a intel CPU,a motherboard that supports up to 18gb DDR3 Ram, A fairly decent GPU, A 500gb min HDD? for $400. Because, as you know, I already have a case and ram.
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October 16, 2012 7:31:55 PM

Nw333 said:
^+1 but the 4170 isnt a true quad core. More like the i3. It has two physical cores and two "modules" which is like half a core.

P.S. I think you meant Piledriver is around the corner lol. :lol: 

What PSU is that? What kind of Alienware case? If you have the name of the models, it would be really helpful.

No. It has two modules. Each module contains two equal integer cores and one floating point unit capable of doing two floating point operations.
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October 16, 2012 9:42:10 PM

Wait, So the 4170 is good?
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October 17, 2012 1:48:13 AM

yyk71200 said:
No. It has two modules. Each module contains two equal integer cores and one floating point unit capable of doing two floating point operations.

It sounds.. plausible, but this is the first I heard of that. Link please?

stardust2280 said:
Wait, So the 4170 is good?

No.
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October 17, 2012 1:58:17 AM

You might think about the new APU chips, in which case you can save some money on the chip itself, and the graphics card and use them in tandem. Perhaps an A10, with the GPU you chose? On a budget it's definitely something to consider.
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October 17, 2012 3:49:42 AM

excella1221 said:
It sounds.. plausible, but this is the first I heard of that. Link please?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulldozer_(microarchitecture)#Bulldozer_module
While I normally wouldn't quote Wikipedia, that should answer your questions.

EDIT: This is a better combo, though it only has a micro ATX mobo. Cheaper than the FX and has i3-3220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

EDIT 2: $400 right on the dot! (±4¢)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $399.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

What is the RAM you have? Also remember that Win7 Home Premium can only handle 16GB.
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October 17, 2012 4:18:35 AM

Super talent 6bg DDR3-1600 CHROME heatsink
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October 17, 2012 4:25:35 AM

Those are all good quality hardware, and you should see a very good performance to cost ratio with that setup compared to the Pentium. You can crossfire that GPU to the APU chip, and see some good results comparable to a higher end graphics card.
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October 17, 2012 5:05:29 AM

Well, that confused me a lot more. :lol: 
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October 17, 2012 5:25:37 AM

I'm having a hard time looking for triple-channel support in the current line of motherboards.
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October 17, 2012 7:01:21 AM

Only chipset that ever had triple channel was X58 I think.

You won't find it in anything modern as the memory controllers are all now on the CPU die.
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October 17, 2012 8:10:37 AM

Yeah, I was hoping to find some anyway. His 3 sticks would be a waste.
Though it was probably already a waste since it's really a lot.
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October 17, 2012 8:30:30 AM

I think that must be 3x2GB+3x4GB. Should at least be able to use 2x4GB+2x2GB in a dual channel board.

Other thing to note is that if he had an X58 board his CPU may have been better than what he plans to upgrade to now :lol: 
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October 17, 2012 2:15:23 PM

I have three sticks that are 6gb each.
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October 17, 2012 2:17:56 PM

So I could only use 2 of them?
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October 17, 2012 2:18:31 PM

You would have to ditch one stick unless you have an X58 mobo as said above. Dual-channel and Quad-channel are the norm these days.
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October 17, 2012 2:49:46 PM

but 12gb is enough. So im going to go with http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kxXz and crossfire the APU`s graphics with the 6670. Im going to use my 800w PSU. Then im going to use my 12gb of ram. I think Im pretty much set xD. I bet this is the best rig for $400.
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October 17, 2012 11:22:51 PM

Sounds good to me.
Happy building!
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