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FX-8120 and Radeon 7950 Build

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January 1, 2013 4:15:38 AM

Ok, so I had my problem solved before and found a good build. But now I found out we have an old copy of Windows 7 I could use on my new computer, which changes the whole thing. I was able to upgrade the processor from an FX-6300 to an FX-8120 and a Radeon 7870 GHz Edition to a Radeon 7950.

Here's the whole build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vg8j

Does everything look good? I'm not looking to go much above the price I already have there. Thanks for any advice!

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January 1, 2013 5:01:49 AM

supermochalala said:
Ok, so I had my problem solved before and found a good build. But now I found out we have an old copy of Windows 7 I could use on my new computer, which changes the whole thing. I was able to upgrade the processor from an FX-6300 to an FX-8120 and a Radeon 7870 GHz Edition to a Radeon 7950.

Here's the whole build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vg8j

Does everything look good? I'm not looking to go much above the price I already have there. Thanks for any advice!



For gaming you actually downgraded by switching from the 6300 to the 8120...


January 1, 2013 5:02:03 PM

maxalge said:
For gaming you actually downgraded by switching from the 6300 to the 8120...

How did he downgrade? What would be better for a radeon 7950? Fx 6300, phenom x4 965 Black edition, or fx 8350? Please respond!!
January 1, 2013 5:05:05 PM

I'm actually going with Intel now that the i5-3570k price has come down. Sorry, dumbfounded, but anything you say won't matter to me :p 

EDIT: Also, going with the 7870 GHz edition for graphics btw. Here's the current build if you want to see:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vjPO
January 1, 2013 5:14:01 PM

Perfect, much better than your initial build, order it! :) 
January 1, 2013 5:20:03 PM

supermochalala said:
I'm actually going with Intel now that the i5-3570k price has come down. Sorry, dumbfounded, but anything you say won't matter to me :p 

EDIT: Also, going with the 7870 GHz edition for graphics btw. Here's the current build if you want to see:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vjPO

Oh no I was just asking a question, Im asking because Im going AMD because im on a budget
January 1, 2013 5:37:28 PM

dumbfounded425 said:
Oh no I was just asking a question, Im asking because Im going AMD because im on a budget



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.81 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $684.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 14:36 EST-0500)


z77 board for same price, better hard drive too.


Way better balance than the amd build ya made, and cheaper too.
January 1, 2013 5:41:49 PM

Wait, how is that hard drive any better?
January 1, 2013 5:42:45 PM

dumbfounded425 said:
How did he downgrade? What would be better for a radeon 7950? Fx 6300, phenom x4 965 Black edition, or fx 8350? Please respond!!


fx 6300, 8320 and 8350 almost equal.

OP said 8120, which is an older series bulldozer chip and all of those were pretty bad at gaming.
January 1, 2013 5:44:50 PM

supermochalala said:
Wait, how is that hard drive any better?


It's not. That Seagate you had in your build is faster and has more cache and higher capacity.
January 1, 2013 5:46:34 PM

That's what I thought, thanks ;) 
January 1, 2013 6:18:18 PM

twelve25 said:
It's not. That Seagate you had in your build is faster and has more cache and higher capacity.



Till it fails...
January 1, 2013 10:06:45 PM

maxalge said:
Till it fails...


Meh, Fanboy talk.
January 1, 2013 11:19:59 PM

I personally would go seagate over hitachi. Also 8120 is not too bad, that's what I've got with a 7850, does ok at stock waiting to upgrade my power supply before I overclock but at 4 ghz or better should do better also.
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