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i3-2100 at stock clocks is equal in gaming performance to FX-whatever clocked to 4.5GHZ or phenom II X3/X4 clocked to 4.0GHZ.
i3-2120 at stock clocks is equal in gaming performance to FX-whatever clocked to 4.8GHZ or phenom II X3/X4 clocked to 4.25GHZ.
i3-3220 at stock clocks is equal in gaming performance to FX-whatever clocked to 5.0GHZ or phenom II X3/X4 clocked to 4.5GHZ.

In every case, the Intel system is cheaper for equal gaming performance because the stock cooler is perfectly fine, and the motherboard can be simple. Hitting those equal performance levels in gaming on the AMD side requires more of an investment in motherboard and CPU cooling, which overwhelm the slightly higher cost of the intel chips.

Check the benchmarks in CPU intensive strategy games that depend heavily on per core performance.

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Purchased the FX-4170, got it for 84.99 with some credit I had.

I know samsung ram is good, and was trying to get G-Skill, but I saw this on sale, any thoughts on this for 34.99?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-N82E16820104173-_-na-_-na&PID=3891137
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yes The Kingston is a soild budget ram
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Originally Posted by zeiddiez View Post

Purchased the FX-4170, got it for 84.99 with some credit I had.
I know samsung ram is good, and was trying to get G-Skill, but I saw this on sale, any thoughts on this for 34.99?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-N82E16820104173-_-na-_-na&PID=3891137

I'm running 16 gigs of that stuff. Only sad part is that it says it runs at 1600 at 9-9-9-27. But mines running at 10-10-10-28 speed.......Atleast thats what CPU-Z says. Its good ram and kingston is always been at there ram. . Also if you go with the OMG MASSIVE cpu fan like ive got with the Noctua D14 it will have the clearance needed with out changing the fans around.




Edited by CyberDemonz101 - 9/14/12 at 3:18pm
post #45 of 62
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I'm running 16 gigs of that stuff. Only sad part is that it says it runs at 1600 at 9-9-9-27. But mines running at 10-10-10-28 speed.......Atleast thats what CPU-Z says. Its good ram and kingston is always been at there ram. . Also if you go with the OMG MASSIVE cpu fan like ive got with the Noctua D14 it will have the clearance needed with out changing the fans around.


Gonna get 2x4gb then, and hopefully another 8gb later on.

Offtopic - Love that cpu cooler
post #46 of 62

Hey CyberDemonz, why don't you set the timings manually?

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Hey CyberDemonz, why don't you set the timings manually?

its a tad over my head when reading how to. But I'll give it a try by what just changing the 10s to 9 and 28 to 27 and it should be fine? The guides on ram oc/clock lowering are a tad over my head. I wanna lower the clocks but unsure how properly and or overclock it with more volts.
Edited by CyberDemonz101 - 9/14/12 at 5:41pm
post #48 of 62
Go with corsair memory, psu, and SSD. Pretty much can't beat corsair for those. You can get a 600w builder series for a nice pricehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028. I use a 60gb corsair force 3 for a boot drive w/os $70. Getting a 1tb wd blue for a HDD $89. For a cpu cooler I got a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118128 for $23. very nice for cheap. It left room for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233147, try this for a optical drive.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204. You can save $ on all of this if you want to down grade like say to a 500w psu and 9 9 9 24 memory @ 1333 ot just depends on what you are using it for.
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Go with corsair memory, psu, and SSD. Pretty much can't beat corsair for those. You can get a 600w builder series for a nice pricehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028. I use a 60gb corsair force 3 for a boot drive w/os $70. Getting a 1tb wd blue for a HDD $89. For a cpu cooler I got a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118128 for $23. very nice for cheap. It left room for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233147, try this for a optical drive.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204. You can save $ on all of this if you want to down grade like say to a 500w psu and 9 9 9 24 memory @ 1333 ot just depends on what you are using it for.
why get corsairs 1600mhz ram the will maybe overclock to 1866mhz for $55, when you can get samsung ram for $45 that can be overclocked well over 2133mhz. also, you dont need to go all corsair. you could get a good seasonic power supply, and a crucial or samsung SSD.
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Sorry I did not read all of hte threads before I posted, really though try this memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233147, for an extra $26 you will get twice the performance.
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