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Hi, i have an FX-8120 3.1Ghz and i wonder if it works good for gaming? All my buddies said im throwing 80$ out of the window with this CPU.

But i still wanted one because it's good for multi-tasking.

Now i'm asking, can i max games like BF3 with this one? Or is it to weak/needs overclock? Can i make something with my stock coolers or do i need new coolers?

I'm thankfull for ANY help everyone can offer?
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I'm sure people will say Battlefield 3 is GPU dependent not CPU

so for me it will perform same with INTEL i3 i5 i7 as long as its 1080p or above...
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It's a decent CPU but if you got it for $80 its a steal, even if Bulldozer was a disappointment. As for cooling, get a Noctua D14 and go crazy! tongue.gif
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I'm sure people will say Battlefield 3 is GPU dependent not CPU
so for me it will perform same with INTEL i3 i5 i7 as long as its 1080p or above...

It would depend on which aspect of Battlefield 3 you're talking about, single player mode is largely GPU dependent but multi-player on the other hand is (especially on 64-player servers) very CPU intensive.
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Because the only good grapf's game i've played so far is Metro 2033.
I will get battlefield like.. Next week or something, i have an 7950. As far as i know it's enough for maxing BF3.
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It's a decent CPU but if you got it for $80 its a steal, even if Bulldozer was a disappointment. As for cooling, get a Noctua D14 and go crazy! tongue.gif

It was 69 Euro.
And it's 80~ $ right?
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i agree, get a nice aftermarket cooler on overclock it, that with your 7950 (OC as well) will handle any game you throw at it at max settings with maybe some exceptions.
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i agree, get a nice aftermarket cooler on overclock it, that with your 7950 (OC as well) will handle any game you throw at it at max settings.

So you mean it's impossible for me to max BF3 if i'm only using the things on coreclock?
My pal maxes BF3 on his Phenom 2 X4 2.8 Ghz and ATI 6950.. >_>
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i agree, get a nice aftermarket cooler on overclock it, that with your 7950 (OC as well) will handle any game you throw at it at max settings.

So you mean it's impossible for me to max BF3 if i'm only using the things on coreclock?
My pal maxes BF3 on his Phenom 2 X4 2.8 Ghz and ATI 6950.. >_>

no, but overclocking a CPU should improve overall performance plus it is fun to optimize your system.. its just a suggestion smile.gif
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I will get another 7950 at the "christmas sale" here in sweden, will be like 50% of price, that and a new cooling system.
Maybe an FX-8350 just for the lulz.

Or is it worth to get an Sapphire Toxic 7970 6GB Ghz edition?
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I will get another 7950 at the "christmas sale" here in sweden, will be like 50% of price, that and a new cooling system.
Maybe an FX-8350 just for the lulz.

Or is it worth to get an Sapphire Toxic 7970 6GB Ghz edition?

i would see how far you can overclock your current 7950 first, with a decent overclock they can beat gtx670's and even 680's.. the Sapphire Toxic 7970 6GB Ghz edition is a nice card but 6GB in vRAM is a waste. as to the Sapphire Toxic 7970 6GB Ghz edition, unless you can get it at a nice price, it may have a better binned GPU, that i am not sure. single 7950's are the best bang for buck cards out there and not much difference in performance over 3GB 7970's, like 3 - 5%
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