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post #31 of 48
Buy a FX-8120, if you have a powerful GPU/s, Phenoms are old will bottleneck latest GPUs, i had to sell my 1090T after it started to bottleneck my 6950, now i have FX-6100 its good, not bottlenecking and pretty decent at gaming btw i bought 8 of them for my cyber cafe.
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by nexus666 View Post

Buy a FX-8120, if you have a powerful GPU/s, Phenoms are old will bottleneck latest GPUs, i had to sell my 1090T after it started to bottleneck my 6950, now i have FX-6100 its good, not bottlenecking and pretty decent at gaming btw i bought 8 of them for my cyber cafe.
That doesn't make much sense, if a 1090T was bottlenecking you an fx-6100 would as well unless you gave it a huge overclock.
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So , I have to upgrade my Motherboard aswell :/ Which one should I get?What is the best for overclocking?
I still have mixed decisions on whether or not i should get the phenom II or a fx 6100.

not 6100
8120*
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post #34 of 48
Depends how much you want to spend on the board, this one would be ok though: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754
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So , I have to upgrade my Motherboard aswell :/ Which one should I get?What is the best for overclocking?
I still have mixed decisions on whether or not i should get the phenom II or a fx 6100.
not 6100
8120*

What's your budget for the motherboard??
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post #37 of 48
I like the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 or the ASRock 970 Extreme 4 if you want to stay around $100. I use the Gigabyte with my 960t. Got it free at Microcenter with the purchase of a FX-8120 and it overclocks like the 990FX boards with 8+2 power phasing. Only downside is it doesn't have SLI and CrossfireX is x16, x4. To bad you don't live near a Microcenter or you could get a free motherboard with a FX-4100, FX-6100 or FX-8120.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262
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post #38 of 48
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I went ahead and got the Amd Fx- 8150, only because its newer. It arrived today just recently. My overclocking goal is 4.2 GHz.
And I also received and purchased the ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3 motherboard. AND, I received a Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Cooler for the CPU. Now all I have to do now is install it.
I don't feel like it biggrin.gif.
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post #39 of 48
It should be pretty trivial to get it up to 4.2GHz. Shortcomings of BD aside, had I seen this thread earlier, I would have definitely not suggested getting the PhII X4. Main reason is for the multi-threaded performance of the 8150--it knocks the pants off of PhII. You won't be hindered by the 8150 in anything, but single-threaded performance is not better than PhII. Still, especially given the recent price cuts, it's shaping up to be a decent buy.
    
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none..960T or 1090T
 
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