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Hello this would be for gaming on a 1920x1080 screen, any ideas would be appreciated. Budget is 800-1200, I already own a 1 tb hard drive so you can leave that out
    
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hmmm if i were building a pc and had 800-1200 dollars it would be something along these lines.
CPU: FX-8120 ($200)
CPU COOLER: CORSAIR H80 ($95)
MB: ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional ($189)
MEMORY: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1866 ($60)
VIDEO: (your brand here) amd 7970 ($550) or (your brand here) amd 6870x2 CROSSFIRE ($340)
PSU: RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W MODULAR ($120)
CASE: Antec 900 + 120mm side fan (Scythe DFS123812-3000) ($115)
OPTICAL DRIVE: ASUS 24X DVD Burner ($18)

Total with dual 6870's ($1132)
Total with flagship 7970---probably more future proof, but much more expensive. ($1342)

I know i'm much closer to the 1200 area then 800, but at least you won't have to upgrade anytime soon/worry about not being able to run on max settings biggrin.gif
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Thanks, I think I'd cut back a little bit on everything to get a bit closer to 1000, I also need os which is another 100. Also, I'm suprised to find a AMD response in the intel forum. How does the FX-8120 stack up against the 2500k? BTW thanks for the help I've really only considered intel systems until now
    
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Do you have patience to wait until Ivybridge in April?
Edited by sn0w - 1/30/12 at 12:56pm
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Intel Core i5-2500K ($215)
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 ($270)

If your looking to go for Intel instead. You would have lower on video card, which i usually think of more important then processor when gaming. Unfortunately the Intel platform's motherboard is much more expensive for an equal board. also you only get pci e x16-x8 when doing sli or crossfire, not a huge performance decrease, maybe 5% if you go with the dual card setup.
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Microcenter nearby?

No, the closest one is over 500 miles away frown.gif
    
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8150-zambezi-bulldozer-990fx,3043-18.html

Heres a review of the 8150, same as 8120 but higher stock clock speed, as you can see at 1920x1080 the video card matters much more then processor speed, i say save some money and beef up your video card.
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I suppose it's odd to see an amd response in the intel forums, but i just say what i think is going to perform best for you in games, now an i5 will probably offer slightly better performance gaming. But for your budget, you would have to cut the video card, or somewhere else where it just wouldn't be logical to cut corners.

If you would have said your budget was 2000 i would have posted i7 3930x tongue.gif but it's not. You can make it work with the amd, or i5... hell you could even go with an i7 but at your budget, all of that has to come out of other parts... whether it be the processor cooling, video card, power supply, or case, i just wouldn't recommend cutting down on any of those when i assure you that you will get better performance with an 8120 and dual 6870's (in your budget) then an i5 2500k and a single 6950 (equal budget cost)
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Another small fact, is that as far as i know the Intel 1155 socket isn't going anywhere, as for amd's am3+ they will be releasing a new processors on it for the foreseeable future. It may be worth waiting for ivy bridge if your heart is set on going with Intel.
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What are you using now?
Can you wait?
Will you be able to get some more money in a few months?

If you can wait a bit for Ivy then that's your best bet(depending on there cost), if you need one now 2500k or an I3 until Ivy comes out(same socket 1155).But that only if you really want intell, it is better than amd but as said above also more expensive.
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