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I am going to build a new rig and my proposed specs are -
CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K
Mobo - ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X (2x4) 8 GB 1600 MHz
GPU - HIS Radeon HD7850 IceQ X
PSU - Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2
Monitor - Acer 18.5inch (1366x768) {I know it aint awesome but i already have this from my old system and i have just started earning, so i am on a tight budget. tongue.gif}
Case - NZXT Lexa S Mid-Tower Black Gaming Cabinet
HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM
Keyboard/Mice - Razer Cyclosa keyboard and Abyssus Mouse Bundle
Audio - Philips Headphones.


I have been having thoughts about replacing cpu with AMD FX 8120 and mobo with Asus M5A97. It would save me enough money to buy two more of those 1366x768 monitors for my eyefinity setup biggrin.gif. With intel cpu, i will have to buy the monitors later after saving some cash. This rig will be on 24x7, (I will overclock only during gaming). So taking electricity bill, eyefinity performance etc into account, is it advisable to replace intel with amd cpu. I plan to use this pc for next 4-5 years. So, will the fx 8120 give me reasonable performance for that long or it will be extremely outdated within a year or two?
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3570k for sure
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FX 8120 is a power hog when overclocked. Maybe you should awhile for piledriver if you really want. But it will probably be worse than ivy.
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3570k. Plus, with that res.,..Eyefinity wont look great with it, imho. Id say instead of getting 2x more of that monitor, save and get 1 good 1080p IPS display monitor. Or a decent res 120hz monitor.
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^That
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3570k. Plus, with that res.,..Eyefinity wont look great with it, imho. Id say instead of getting 2x more of that monitor, save and get 1 good 1080p IPS display monitor. Or a decent res 120hz monitor.
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3570k. Plus, with that res.,..Eyefinity wont look great with it, imho. Id say instead of getting 2x more of that monitor, save and get 1 good 1080p IPS display monitor. Or a decent res 120hz monitor.

Well then, 3570k it is. smile.gif As for eyefinity, i really wanted to try it out. I am going to wait for 2-3 months. If i can manage to save enough money for 3 1080p monitors then 3x1080p eyefinity, here i come. If not, well then my acer will get two more companions of same make and model happysmiley.gif
As far as i know, resolution only make things more detailed, but eyefinity increases the field of view. I can live with less detail (have been living up till now tongue.gif) but i really wanna try this expanded field of view thing. It will be really cool to see side views while racing cars. biggrin.gif
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Well then, 3570k it is. smile.gif As for eyefinity, i really wanted to try it out. I am going to wait for 2-3 months. If i can manage to save enough money for 3 1080p monitors then 3x1080p eyefinity, here i come. If not, well then my acer will get two more companions of same make and model happysmiley.gif
As far as i know, resolution only make things more detailed, but eyefinity increases the field of view. I can live with less detail (have been living up till now tongue.gif) but i really wanna try this expanded field of view thing. It will be really cool to see side views while racing cars. biggrin.gif
Maybe. Id want a better resolution monitor, but thats just my personal preference.
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Hey man even this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009306
would be a good upgrade to your monitor and its only a little bit more than a used version of your current model ( $75 used on amazon for your current monitor).
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post #10 of 15
A single 7850 will have trouble at 1080p eyefinity. And it might even have issues with your current monitor in eyefinity.

What is your budget and where are you located?
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