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$600-$900 AMD Build?

post #1 of 11
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I need help deciding what parts to get for my friend he says he want's an AMD build with a 6950 2GB (probably future proofing) 8 GB RAM and prefably a six core he mostly games however does some hd video editungnhere and there.
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Wait until Bulldozer comes out next week.
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Originally Posted by NuclearSlurpee View Post
Wait until Bulldozer comes out next week.
This.

If it doesn't deliver, grab a SB.
post #4 of 11
Wait just a little bit longer.
AMD's enthusiast Bulldozer lineup begins to release soon.
Even if it isn't something you want it should drop the pricing of other chips.
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Domino View Post
This.

If it doesn't deliver, grab a SB.
Yeah, you could easily fit a 2500k in for a $900 budget. Hell even a $800 one.

OP, does your friend have anything already like Windows?
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OK lol thanks
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post #7 of 11
The AMD FX processor will retail next week, confirmed by someone from AMD. Wait until then.

Utilizing the full $900 budget should get you an FX hexa core PC with 8GB DDR3-1866, 990X mobo, an SSD and a 560 Ti, that is my rough estimate. $600 can get you a respectable FX quad core PC but it may end up being nowhere close to the 6950 in GPU prowess.

I'm not sure about the 6950 2GB if it will fit into a $900 budget build with an SSD and all. Firstly, unlocking to a 6970 does not significantly boost the performance, it is overclocking to 6970 clocks that does; secondly, your friend will likely not ever use 2GB of VRAM unless he has more than 1 1080p sized monitor.
post #8 of 11
I'll just be an echo in this thread for now..

Give it a few days for bulldozer.

I'm not sure what all components you need in the $900 budget, (OS, keyboard, mouse, monitor?). $900 might be enough to get the 8 core bulldozer and a 560Ti or 6950 in there with some careful tweaking if that budget is allowed for just the tower.
     
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Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
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Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
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post #9 of 11
As suggested, wait for Bulldozer and some REAL benchmarks to get out there.

Compare the Bulldozer benchmarks with Sandy Bridge in terms of gaming as well as video encoding/editing, and choose the processor which either fits your budget or offers the best bang for buck
post #10 of 11
If Bulldozer doesn't deliver, get the i5 2500k which beats basically anything Phenom or Athlon.
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