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amd 980 or fx 8/6 core with 990 chipset and 2 gb 7850

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October 20, 2012 2:24:55 AM

hello all

im building my gaming rig and need some advice on processor's

i could go with an amd 980 x4 be or an fx for bf3 and other games

but im on a budget and dont want to spend money i dont need to

so with a 7850 2 gb and 8 gb of 1600 ram and a coolermaster v8 cooler

what processor should i get
October 20, 2012 2:37:02 AM

970001zj said:
hello all

im building my gaming rig and need some advice on processor's

i could go with an amd 980 x4 be or an fx for bf3 and other games

but im on a budget and dont want to spend money i dont need to

so with a 7850 2 gb and 8 gb of 1600 ram and a coolermaster v8 cooler

what processor should i get




For gaming a 965 BE would be cheaper alternative, and better than a fx.
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October 20, 2012 2:46:34 AM

a lot of people will say to stick with the phenom II's, however they are becoming a legacy piece of hardware. The FX series isn't as horrible as some would like to think, although they are not as fast at single threaded applications. Where FX really shines is in multi-threaded applications, I can attest to a drastic performance upgrade on BF3 when I went from my Phenom II 945 to my Current CPU an FX-8120 specifically in multiplayer. Also if you do any video editing/rendering you will want those extra cores as they do seem to help considerably. At the end of the day you're going to want to do some research and base you're decision on what you want and expect from your computer.
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October 20, 2012 3:39:09 AM

thanks guys ive been trying to do the research and im stumped

this is just for gaming and browsing

im asking so those who have real world experience can help me out




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