Originally Posted by Kolovrat
Look at "Intel boys" they all trying to convince you to 1090t or any older Phenoms.
For 2 years I was using only AMD chips, it's easy with backward compatibility sockets as AM3 and AM3+
FX8120 was made to be overclocked, it's his nature that's why it's calls FX.
and yes... if you against overclocking completely go for PII-1100, but remember it's scales max only with one 6970/470,
FX8120/4.7 easily holds Triple Crossfire/SLi with max settings......Phenom not that good at that.
Multitasking.... this is real addiction, once you experience that your CPU can hold few heavy tasks without a sweat,
you'll always keep few "Jobs" on the background even when you play BF3/Skyrim/GTA4 or any other game.
One more thing, this CPU loves more RAM, if you install 16Gb it will utilize as much is possible, but make sure this RAM speed over 2000Mhz
I'm not an 'Intel boy' .. I hate Intel and i told him to go for the 1100T .. The 1100T can be OC'd to 4Ghz easily.. I have had mine running at 4.3 with only 8GB's of RAM and it handles multiple processes fine??
Also, your theory that it max's with one 6970 / 470 is bogus.. thats not true at all, if you have read ANY Bulldozer-FX related forum you will know that the Bulldozer-FX series CPU's are WEAKER than that 1100T / 1090T.
Just to clear things up.. its the 1100T that will be taking the Triple Crossfire/SLi setup with max settings.
the 1100T does not break a sweat if you are playing BF3/Skyrim/GTA4 all maxed out.. it does fine. I would know because I have these games and my CPU usage never goes above 40%.