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November 1, 2012 6:00:29 PM

gigabyte ga970a-d3 am3+ mobo usb 3.0 sata 6gb/s
amd 8320
gigabyte amd 7950
asus 150mbps pci wireless adapter
coolermaster tx3 xpu cooler
cooelrmaster high airflow case 912
ocz vertex 4 256gb ssd for os and personal files
should i opt for a spahire amd 7950 or msi 7950 with twin frozr or no

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November 1, 2012 7:17:52 PM

Withough knowing where you plan to purchase and their costs, your intended use, and whether you plan to overclock, it would be hard to know whether this is a good build or not. On the surface, and knowing rough prices, you are on the cusp of your budget pushing you toward an Intel build. An i5 CPU will more than keep up with the FX-8320 (and push right past) and cost roughly the same. Motherboard costs CAN be similar to the AMD board depending on your requirements... Check out How to ask for new build advise and give us a little more info...


Case - Good choice, but consider adding a third and fourth fan to supplement the single front intake and single rear exhaust fans.

SSD - The OCZ Vertex 4 is a great drive, however the Samsung 830 256GB drives have been showing up for well under $200 ($170ish) after rebate. Something to consider...

GPU - I tend to use XFX for their lifetime warranty, but any of those HD 7950 GPUs would be fine. Might want to check reviews on fan noise..

CPU COOLER - The TX3 is fine for a more quiet stock replacement. If you are going to overclock or are worried about heat, spend a little more money and opt for the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or the older 212+. Both would cooler better than the TX3.
November 1, 2012 7:39:02 PM

sadams04 said:
Withough knowing where you plan to purchase and their costs, your intended use, and whether you plan to overclock, it would be hard to know whether this is a good build or not. On the surface, and knowing rough prices, you are on the cusp of your budget pushing you toward an Intel build. An i5 CPU will more than keep up with the FX-8320 (and push right past) and cost roughly the same. Motherboard costs CAN be similar to the AMD board depending on your requirements... Check out How to ask for new build advise and give us a little more info...


Case - Good choice, but consider adding a third and fourth fan to supplement the single front intake and single rear exhaust fans.

SSD - The OCZ Vertex 4 is a great drive, however the Samsung 830 256GB drives have been showing up for well under $200 ($170ish) after rebate. Something to consider...

GPU - I tend to use XFX for their lifetime warranty, but any of those HD 7950 GPUs would be fine. Might want to check reviews on fan noise..

CPU COOLER - The TX3 is fine for a more quiet stock replacement. If you are going to overclock or are worried about heat, spend a little more money and opt for the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or the older 212+. Both would cooler better than the TX3.


Well first off thanks for answering i spent 1200 with this model with a full hd led monotor and speakers and keyboard and mouse combro looking at recenet benchmarks the 8350/20 is either on par or over the 3570k. I dont plan to overclock much but i do produce vids on youtube so more cores the better. Also reading reviews off amazon many people said real world status most people didnt see mcuh difference in speed from the bulldozer and i7 so piledriver must be good right haha
November 1, 2012 8:06:08 PM

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"looking at recenet benchmarks the 8350/20 is either on par or over the 3570k."

for most games the 3570k is a better cpu. For the video editing the amd would be better.
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i5 vs 3820
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/698?vs=701
even ish

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difference in speed from the bulldozer and i7 so piledriver must be good right haha



The i7 tends to trump most/all amd cpus in most things

i7 vs 3820 notice that the i7 trumps all
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/698?vs=551

and i7 vs 3850 the 3850 takes 1 catagory
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/697?vs=551

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Also reading reviews off amazon many people said real world status


Real world status is: word processing and internet usage. Not games, video work or audio work. The difference for 80% of users would be negligable.
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