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The M4 motherboards limit you to last generation CPU's as does the 700 or 800 series chipsets.

Theres nothing wrong with getting an 800 series motherboards, Quite a few of them support AM3+ processors without a problem, aslong as you've updated the bios. (Which is easy)
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But the 800 MB are as expensive as 900 ones. So why do you go for 800 one? rolleyes.gif
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i would get 6850 and i3 2100. It's just a little bit more expensive and you dont need to spend money on a cooler because you cant OC the i3.
I think that 6770 will bottleneck that CPU.
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i would get 6850 and i3 2100. It's just a little bit more expensive and you dont need to spend money on a cooler because you cant OC the i3.
I think that 6770 will bottleneck that CPU.

i3 2100 is only two core. If you are also using the computer for office work, 4 cores are better. I need to run virtual machine, office, a lot of applications at the same time. So a AMD Phenom II X4 is for me.
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The M4 motherboards limit you to last generation CPU's as does the 700 or 800 series chipsets.

Theres nothing wrong with getting an 800 series motherboards, Quite a few of them support AM3+ processors without a problem, aslong as you've updated the bios. (Which is easy)

WRONG. 800 series boards do not fully support all features of FX CPUs, with or without the BIOS bandaids. Buying old stuff that don't quite work for the same price as the new stuff that does work makes no sense.
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But the 800 MB are as expensive as 900 ones. So why do you go for 800 one? rolleyes.gif

Yes indeed. The number of Luddites on this forum astounds me.
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Blargh!!! Old stuff is BETTER!

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The number of Luddites on this forum astounds me.
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Blargh!!! Old stuff is BETTER!
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Where did you find the Luddites?

I got it! biggrin.gif
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Things I would change:

Skip the 965 and go 960T if you are absolutely certain you want to get an AMD quad.

Skip the 212 variants and pick up the Enermax ETS T-40 Silence instead, cheaper and 5C cooler than the 212 at stock.

Get any 2 x 4GB 1600 kit that is floating 40 USD, brand doesn't really matter here.

It would be helpful if you could post the resolution you plan to game at as well as the games you plan to play. Having these details can largely sway what makes certain CPU or GPU recommendations better.
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WRONG. 800 series boards do not fully support all features of FX CPUs, with or without the BIOS bandaids. Buying old stuff that don't quite work for the same price as the new stuff that does work makes no sense.
Yes indeed. The number of Luddites on this forum astounds me.
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Blargh!!! Old stuff is BETTER!
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mine works. bought it for $60. don't see any need for fx. if i am to upgrade it would prolly be intel like a 3820 or something.

take it easy dude. focus on helping the op instead of spewing hate.
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The M4 motherboards limit you to last generation CPU's as does the 700 or 800 series chipsets.

Theres nothing wrong with getting an 800 series motherboards, Quite a few of them support AM3+ processors without a problem, aslong as you've updated the bios. (Which is easy)
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Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel View Post

WRONG. 800 series boards do not fully support all features of FX CPUs, with or without the BIOS bandaids. Buying old stuff that don't quite work for the same price as the new stuff that does work makes no sense.
Yes indeed. The number of Luddites on this forum astounds me.
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Blargh!!! Old stuff is BETTER!
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mine works. bought it for $60. don't see any need for fx. if i am to upgrade it would prolly be intel like a 3820 or something.

take it easy dude. focus on helping the op instead of spewing hate.

I never said that 800 series boards "don't work" . I pointed out that they do not fully support the new CPUs from AMD, the FX line.

How is making a valid point specifically addressing the question posed by the OP "Spewing hate"?

If you don't see any need for going with new gear then don't.

The OP said that he IS buying a new system, and my advice was to go with the latest gear because it costs the same as the old stuff. I have been involved in computing since the days when you had to buy the individual ICs and solder them into PCBs - LITERALLY, and from my experience it is always best to go for the newest thing that you can afford, especially if the new and old gear costs the same.
    
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