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So for running games like BF3, Skyrm, and The Witcher 2 I should buy the 980? Would the 8120 beat out the 980 if I OC it to around 4.0ghz?
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your performance level will be real close with with the 6200 to the 8150 as you like playing BF3 Id deffently say the 6 or 8 core and I have no dought that father down the line the more cores you have the beter but I also know thier will be diffrent cpu's out and not really something to worry about
and for me the level of performance going from a x4 tp a x6 was well worth it

as you dont have a after market cpu cooler you can run a low over clock with the PSU you have
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Thank you, Im gonna go with the 8120 when I have the money.
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your very welcome
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Originally Posted by DonArrington View Post

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Just built this
fx8120 Black Edition
8GB corsair vengeance 1866
sabertooth 990fx motherboard.
This thing is running on stock heat sink I could push it higher but temperature is an issue currently to go higher than that for doing anything processor intensive
However I have it at 4.4 and the temperature doesn't break 57c under a stress test.
AMD did a great job on the fx8120 black its well worth it because with a good cooler it would decimate the i7 970 extreme and that is a lot of CPU power.

my score is quite close to yours . . .

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What watt PSU do ypu have for your 8120 build there?
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post #37 of 124
go with the fx i just got a fx6100 upgraded from ph2 555 be at 4.0ghz to this at 4.2ghz oc ed
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post #38 of 124
4.4 with the stock cooler? That's pretty nice! I was kinda afraid my Hyper would be overmatched with a 8120 but it would probably be OK up to 4.5 maybe 4.6 if I got lucky.

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post #39 of 124
I have the X4 980 and love it! It was a good choice when I got it and a good choice now! I bought mine a month or so before BD FX was released.

I would get the X4 980 and then wait to see if piledriver can deliver for your next upgrade!
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for stock? I s'pose it's the phenom 980.yah deneb @ 3.8 is mo' bettah.I'd recommend the 960T,1090T,or 1100T though..and overclocking them.
C'mon dude..overclock! boxing3.gif

PS..My Zosma runs @ 4.3 ...32c under full load
YMMV but the chip runs nice and cool biggrin.gif
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