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I am thinking of upgrading my system.
motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU - Can someone tell me if it's really worth the $30 difference in price.
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.9GHz/4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

The newegg PSU calculator says I get get by with 463 watts. My current PSU is 450. Think I can get by with that or should I get something else. Currently, I'm using a Sapphire 4850 GPU.

Finally, what memory would be a good pairing? How can I tell whether I can use PC3 14900 vs PC3 16000 or even something else?
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At first, good choice of the components! thumb.gif

But don't get the OEM version of this processor. I think it only offers 1 year warranty and costs more. I'm not sure why the price is higher though.

I wouldn't go with your current 450W PSU, instead get the Corsair CX600 V2 or GS600.
For the Memory I'd go for DDR3-1866 RAM, because Bulldozer supports 1866MHz natively.
Unfortunately I can't tell you the exact model or brand you have to go for, because that differs from store to store. Not everything is available, but I guess looks matter too, so it's pretty much up to you.
Just make sure to get 1866MHz with like CL9 or lower timings for the best performance.

I hope I could help you out! smile.gif
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post #4 of 16
Yes, it seems like a good choice! thumb.gif
post #5 of 16
just something to look at will save you 15.00 dollars

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550
post #6 of 16
What are you planning on doing with the computer? 3D art? Video encoding?
    
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if your going for aircooling, the 8120 and 8150 will be stuck at about 4ghz,if your getting water cooling then you can run higher.
so you might as well get a 8120 if your going air,but its dam hot.
    
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post #8 of 16
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I'll probably air cool at the start but eventually just swap over to an H50 or 70.

I pretty much use it for gaming and web design. Creative Suite stuff with flash, etc.
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by MIGhunter View Post

I'll probably air cool at the start but eventually just swap over to an H50 or 70.
I pretty much use it for gaming and web design. Creative Suite stuff with flash, etc.
I guess your decision is right. Just try air for now and if you need more performance or want to overclock generally get a watercooling kit like the H50 or 70, just like you already mentioned above. thumb.gif
post #10 of 16
I say you save some money and get a FX-8120 instead. It will clock just as high for less cash.
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