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Yes, I know the Phenom II processors are better based on benches, but for my purposes (1080p gaming at mid-high settings, web/mobile dev and playing around with cpu overclocking), I don't think I'm going to see a very big noticeable difference... besides, 32nm has a nice ring to it biggrin.gif

Thoughts?
Edited by thehybridkiwi - 2/8/12 at 5:20am
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there WILL be a noticeable difference
I'm making 1 vote for Zosma..which is very fun to OC,btw biggrin.gif

PSU=the one you picked has split rail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371048 This one has Single Rail..same amps $4 more

Mobo...that one looks OK

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=M4A79XTD-EVO-PB-R&cat=MBB this one=about the same...$60

maybe put a little more into psu??You'll never regret getting a bigger PSU
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looks good! go for it!
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I agree with Schmuckley on the Zosma. Amazon has them for $115 right now. I have a FX6100 and from what I have read the 960T is at least equal if not better.. I just got a 960T, I'm going to run a few benches on the 6100, then the Zosma and see which is better for me. I don't game at all, so what works for me might be different than what you're looking for.
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I agree with Schmuckley on the Zosma. Amazon has them for $115 right now. I have a FX6100 and from what I have read the 960T is at least equal if not better.. I just got a 960T, I'm going to run a few benches on the 6100, then the Zosma and see which is better for me. I don't game at all, so what works for me might be different than what you're looking for.

don't forget to unlock biggrin.gifthumb.gif
 
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The FX-4100 OC's nicely and scales well with the OC as do all of the FX CPUs.
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PSU=the one you picked has split rail

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The Seasonic S12II 620W is a beast. Stick with that. Oh and don't forget about using the 15% coupon code (SEASONIC15).
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FX can OC further than Zosma. However, given that you do some development, I personally think Zosma will be better. You are still buying AMD CPU for that matter. Plus I believe upgrading to Piledriver later will be a better option.

Seasonic is actually using single rail on S12/M12 series. It is proven in reviews.
Quote:
You may be asking yourself, "Hey! He didn't say which 12V rail goes where! Why that no good so and so, I oughtta..."

To which I reply: calm down, people. Neither the manual nor the cabling made any indication of what went to what rail, so I popped the cover off. This unit does not have two 12V rails at all - it's a single 12V design. There is no multirail overcurrent protection in there. That'll make load testing easier.

Source: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=185

A true multi-rail actually provides better protection than single rail.
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Thanks for the replies. At $60, the Seasonic is hard to pass up...

Wondering if anyone can confirm compatibility of the Kingston RAM (KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX) with the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3? ... it's not stated specifically on QVL list but I hear the Kingston sticks are compatible with almost all motherboards.
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Thanks for the replies. At $60, the Seasonic is hard to pass up...
Wondering if anyone can confirm compatibility of the Kingston RAM (KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX) with the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3? ... it's not stated specifically on QVL list but I hear the Kingston sticks are compatible with almost all motherboards.

you should look for some better ram...no matter which cpu you go for they are capable of well over 1600mhz....try to find some 1866 or even 2133 to suit your budget, they will be well worth the investment when you start oc'ing wink.gif

something like these maybe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231476&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=i0hq21icmp94
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