Originally Posted by Amdguru
so looks like if i went with the 8120 and the asrock 990 MB im at $400. Dunno if I wanna fork that out just getting back into things, is there another combo that might be a little less expensive? Id like to get to 3.5 to 4.0 ghz, dont need the 5ghz quite yet,
just basically want something I can play with for now, so If I do have problems im not out a ton of cash..
well you can go with a 4100 or 960t there $129 at newegg right now,that would save you a 100 dollars.the 4100 has a 8mb L3 cache and the 960t has a 6mb L3 cache the 4100 doesnt sound like a bad chip probably overclocks like crazy ,but the 960t can be unlocked to a 6 core maybe if your lucky and i'm hearing about guys hitting 4.2ghz and better.you could go cheaper on the MOB but not to cheap because it wont have proper cooling heats sinks,then you will have problems. And what about ram,psu,gpu????