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@Redwoodz It uses more that twice the energy then. I'm just throwing it out there.
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FX4170,with a 4.2GHz stock speed is better than the 2100,and can be overclocked further.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-3.html

Except the link you posted shows no proof? and I recommended a ivy i3 not the sandy shown. biggrin.gif

Say he he want to upgrade later to a heavy hitter cpu the AM3+ does not offer a heavy hitter CPU, however the Z77 platform I recommended does, both the sandy bridge i7 and the Ivy i7 wich will dust anything AMD has to offer on AM3+.

OP i3 I recommended is a solid CPU for what you want plus has better options for upgrading than AMD. Intel>AMD not trying to be one of those guys its just a fact.
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As much as an Ivy i3 provides a compelling solution for the price I think the performance gain out of the increased IPC is something that might be easily outbalanced by the inferior multi-threaded performance - which, when you want to both run a game and encode a screen-capture video in real-time at the same time, might be a big concern.


Edited by xd_1771 - 9/23/12 at 11:04pm
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they forget its the amd section. lets try to keep it that way. intel is not the answer to all.
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CrypticBox your needs in mind I would like to make this suggestion:
AMD Phenom Ii x6 1045T - $115 shipped with code CRUNCH15 [Superbiiz]

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 + Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 - $105 shipped [Newegg]

Rosewill Challenger + GeIl Black Dragon 2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $70 shipped [Newegg]

Antec Neo ECO 450C - $34 shipped [NCIX]

AMD Radeon HD 6870 (suggested earlier) $120 + (unknown) shipping [Geeks]

WD Caviar Black 1.5TB HDD with 5-year warranty - $104 shipped [NCIX]
OCZ Agility 4 64GB SATAIII SSD - $65 shipped [Amazon], $15 rebates

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - $80 shipped [NCIX]

 

Total cost shipped: $693 + ~shipping

And there you have it. Considering your needs, the absolute best value for 700 bucks. Ever.

Told you your budget is huge. This is the full deal: 6 cores, 8+2 phase, aftermarket heatsink, a good case with behind-tray cable management, quality PSU, 6870, fast HDD with long warranty, latest gen SSD, and your Windows within $700. I don't know if there's anyone here who could find a better balance. The fast storage will be especially useful for FRAPs.


Edited by xd_1771 - 9/23/12 at 11:16pm
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Ok so mine is a tad over but 30 bucks more is so worth it. if you cant swing it dump the 7850 for a 6850.
this looks good but i would get the non T model as there is no need for the lowered TDP. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775
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CrypticBox your needs in mind I would like to make this suggestion:
AMD Phenom Ii x6 1045T - $115 shipped with code CRUNCH15 [Superbiiz]
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 + Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 - $105 shipped [Newegg]
Rosewill Challenger + GeIl Black Dragon 2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $70 shipped [Newegg]
Antec Neo ECO 450C - $34 shipped [NCIX]
AMD Radeon HD 6870 (suggested earlier) $120 + (unknown) shipping [Geeks]
WD Caviar Black 1.5TB HDD with 5-year warranty - $104 shipped [NCIX]
OCZ Agility 4 64GB SATAIII SSD - $65 shipped [Amazon], $15 rebates
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - $80 shipped [NCIX]

Total cost shipped: $693 + ~shipping
And there you have it. Considering your needs, the absolute best value for 700 bucks. Ever.
Told you your budget is huge. This is the full deal: 6 cores, 8+2 phase, aftermarket heatsink, a good case with behind-tray cable management, quality PSU, 6870, fast HDD with long warranty, latest gen SSD, and your Windows within $700. I don't know if there's anyone here who could find a better balance. The fast storage will be especially useful for FRAPs.

Ill take that challange heres a better one OP. It doesent have the SSD but has a way better CPU and platform.


and your windows 7 pro
[http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.216644200?WT.mc_id=mercent&mr:trackingCode=F1CB13AA-D1D4-E011-B18D-001B21A69EB0&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla&mr:keyword={keyword}&origin=pla&mr:ad=8683161413&mr:match={matchtype}&mr:filter=20388564173


Comes out 18 bucks over budget but is well worth 18 bucks. Total $718 after the 15 dollar rebate comes out to $703 thumb.gif
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^ Given the weaker video card that build is arguably worse despite the 2500k. I encourage away from the 2500k or $200 upwards CPUs in general until the total budget is above $1000 for most builds, it's just not balanced otherwise. Even a less expensive and much less powerful FX-4100 but with a more powerful video card would slay the setup above in most games because the GPU is more powerful. Fast storage is also a huge plus for FRAPs which is something I considered in my suggestion. The setup above doesn't accomodate that too well with a single 7200RPM 1TB HDD.

 

Now that I think of it, I might actually have my recommendation changed to have two HDDs (i.e. 2x1TB, with a $160 storage budget that should be more than doable) as opposed to one since I realize that if FRAPs is the concern, you can neither fit huge uncompressed FRAPs video files nor that many games onto a 64GB SSD. Having the game being played on one while FRAPs runs on the other SERIOUSLY helps the gaming-while-recording frame-rates.

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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

CrypticBox your needs in mind I would like to make this suggestion:
AMD Phenom Ii x6 1045T - $115 shipped with code CRUNCH15 [Superbiiz]
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 + Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 - $105 shipped [Newegg]
Rosewill Challenger + GeIl Black Dragon 2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $70 shipped [Newegg]
Antec Neo ECO 450C - $34 shipped [NCIX]
AMD Radeon HD 6870 (suggested earlier) $120 + (unknown) shipping [Geeks]
WD Caviar Black 1.5TB HDD with 5-year warranty - $104 shipped [NCIX]
OCZ Agility 4 64GB SATAIII SSD - $65 shipped [Amazon], $15 rebates
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - $80 shipped [NCIX]

Total cost shipped: $693 + ~shipping
And there you have it. Considering your needs, the absolute best value for 700 bucks. Ever.
Told you your budget is huge. This is the full deal: 6 cores, 8+2 phase, aftermarket heatsink, a good case with behind-tray cable management, quality PSU, 6870, fast HDD with long warranty, latest gen SSD, and your Windows within $700. I don't know if there's anyone here who could find a better balance. The fast storage will be especially useful for FRAPs.

Thanks for the suggestion! I am having trouble finding a 6870 for that price though.....Most of them are 165 dollars and upwards. A few have mail in rebates for 20-30 bucks.....But I'm not certain I'll be able to take advantage of those since I won't be ordering until next month. Other than that looks great smile.gif
Oh yeah, I heard somewhere that the phenom 965 actually beats out the 1045T at stock speeds. Is this true?
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Do you know how ancient that hardware is?
Good ol' Schmuck. You have the same link for the case as the OS

"Did I learn anything from the building experience? Yeah, don’t build a PC for $500. Would I do anything differently? I’d stick with a stock cooler and save myself a whopping $10. As for the case, I still wouldn’t bother. You just can’t dress a turd. Putting these parts into a chassis implies that what’s inside is a functional computer. A cardboard enclosure is perfectly fitting for the performance you get from a $500 train wreck.

This... is infuriating... I just built a 300$ computer (AMD APUs are actually much better than expected) that runs BF3 on medium at acceptable fps. 500 NOW DAYS is tons for a decent desktop. Even back then, it was not that bad, he was just probably use to the (beast) computer he has at home. He is spoiled is the issue.
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