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Sadly, I don't live near a microcenter and I've had my mobo past the point of returning.

Here's why:
The pc has been a project budget. I've scouted prices since May of 2011 and have been getting pieces every now and then. Sadly, I didn't know hard drive prices were going to go from $39.99 - $89.99 but....oh well. The CPU is now the last thing but it's what I've been most unsure of. This thread has been helping me sort that out. thumb.gif
post #52 of 144
The bulldozer cpu's will play games just fine with your current gpu with no worries. All the intel vs. amd stuff annouys the crap out of me. I highly doubt you would ever notice the difference as a casual gamer or moderate overclocker. So far it looks like you have a pretty good gaming rig and with a 8120 you will be fine with that motherboard. good luck thumb.gif
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post #53 of 144
Wow the amd vs intel argument again? Grab your self a chip, overclock it and get to playing some video games!

I have an phen x4 clocked to 4.0 and there is nothing it won't handle, good price too. If I had the money I would have got a 2500k but it just wasn't in the budget. Bottom line? They both play games.

Just have fun with it!! thumb.gif
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Go 6100 or 8120, but be sure to buy (or overclock) some high speed ram, one of bulldozers weaknesses is that like a gpu its really afected by ram speed, this is one of the reasons benchmarks very so much from 'it sucks' to 'as fast as the 2600k'. Ram can make or break it. Also, consider dual booting into windows 8 beta when the public version comes out in feb. . Microsoft has made patchs, but its still made for windows 8. All in all, it actully alot better then alot of reviews say. Very future proof.
 
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955 BE and overclock it. its what i did and i love it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808
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2500k..but you already have a 990fx motherboard..so 960T ..stay away from fx til we see what the next release does..
360 960T outclocks..has higher mem bandwidth and runs cooler than 955-965..what's not to like? even though i have another 2500k on the way..im keeping this..it's good cool.gif
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If you are going with a 6100, you might want to pull the trigger today. Newegg has a $20 off promo on the 6100 which is ending today.
    
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Is the Athlon II X4 645 ok for gaming? I'm helping a friend build a cheap gaming rig,and trying to decide to get the 645 or consider the 960T.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Heavy MG View Post

Is the Athlon II X4 645 ok for gaming? I'm helping a friend build a cheap gaming rig,and trying to decide to get the 645 or consider the 960T.

Dont hijack threads, but it depends on his GPU and what games he is using it for.
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