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I think I'm going to hold out, be patient, and save up money. I can live with my FX 4100 for now. Either that or wait for my student loans next month...lol. tongue.gif

You got any benchmarks with the fx4100 and the sli GTX 460's?
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thats the upgrade im doing, only an 8120, my goal is a 5GHz 24/7 OC

BEWARE. I saw the 8150 used almost 600w for 4.8ghz. OC at own risk bro.
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Yeah BD has GREAT temps. I know there's a lot of phenom II lovers but the temps were near room temp with stock cooling at idle. That's insane.

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One could say FX-8150 trades blows with AMD's 1100T Thuban processor.. sometimes FX-8150 faster, and other times the 1100T, but the fact remains: Power consumption is sky high for the performance for a 32nm processor:
power-consumption.jpg

Performance per watt goes down the drain.

If you mostly encode videos and perhaps actively use 7zip, then go for the FX-8150 setup.

Otherwise, if you are sticking with AMD, I would stick with a Phenom II X6 1100T. Or if you want to defect to the "evil side", go with an ASUS, GIGABYTE or ASRock Z68/P67 board that has dual x8 PCI-E (avoid the triple slot boards as the spacing between slots is terrible) and get an i5 2500k (if only gaming), or i7 2600k (if gaming AND lots of video encoding/3d rendering).

However, if money is no object, get an LGA 2011 system with an i7 3930K/3960X.
I'd like to know where you guys are even finding new PII 1100T's lol

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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=48
I know it's £1000, but rolf...
Oh and:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=48

That's like 7x the price!

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BEWARE. I saw the 8150 used almost 600w for 4.8ghz. OC at own risk bro.

very doudbtful, more like 200-240watts tops. where are you geting that info E.T.?doh.gif

Edit: actually according to thermaltakes wattage calculator at 4800mhz and 1.5v its 196watts give or take 20 watts. hmmmm makes ya wonder if people really mean what they say? Just want attention? or just dont have a clue so pretend they do? lol
and so ya know i am just giving ya a hard time but my facts are correct.
Edit crap sorry that is the 8120 by the way.
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very doudbtful, more like 200-240watts tops. where are you geting that info E.T.?doh.gif

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/10/12/amd-fx-8150-review/10
http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/zardon/power-consumption-fx-8150-v-i5-2500k-v-i7-2600k/

With BD, once you pass a certain point, power consumption goes up exponentially.
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in my opinion, go with a 1090T and wait for the piledrivers tongue.gif

This. smile.gif
 
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http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/10/12/amd-fx-8150-review/10
http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/zardon/power-consumption-fx-8150-v-i5-2500k-v-i7-2600k/
With BD, once you pass a certain point, power consumption goes up exponentially.

Wow. That's...a lot.
 
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I don't see very many rolling at 4.8ghz and it be stable. But it could be that I haven't seen very many BD users either. That is a lot of power nonetheless.
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