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I'm ordering parts today, and I think this is what I'm going with. I'm not getting the 6300 because it feels like too much of a risk for my first build since most motherboards aren't guaranteed to have the right bios update.

So is the 6200 a solid choice?
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Yes its Decent but Budget. i also strongly suggest the 6300. Its just all around better regardless of the risk.

Get a 990 Board so you can atleast go to steamroller and not need another board thumb.gif

This may be the part where i suggest an I3.

Could you also post all the parts you plan on getting?

Overclock.net is real good at squeezing more Parts for the same price smile.gif
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Yes its Decent but Budget. i also strongly suggest the 6300. Its just all around better regardless of the risk.
Get a 990 Board so you can atleast go to steamroller and not need another board thumb.gif
This may be the part where i suggest an I3.
Could you also post all the parts you plan on getting?
Overclock.net is real good at squeezing more Parts for the same price smile.gif

Here's a link to my build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rYst

My budget is 700, and I'm already a little over that, so I'm reluctant to stretch even more for a 990 board.

Also, yes. I would ordinarily get an i3, but I will be doing a lot of heavy multitasking such as gaming (Yes, I do intend to play Battlefield 3), recording, and rendering videos. If possible, all this at once here and there. I don't think the i3 can handle this, whereas the 6200 packs much more punch for this sort of multithreaded activity.
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Here's a link to my build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rYst
My budget is 700, and I'm already a little over that, so I'm reluctant to stretch even more for a 990 board.
Also, yes. I would ordinarily get an i3, but I will be doing a lot of heavy multitasking such as gaming (Yes, I do intend to play Battlefield 3), recording, and rendering videos. If possible, all this at once here and there. I don't think the i3 can handle this, whereas the 6200 packs much more punch for this sort of multithreaded activity.

6300 is much better, cut on the hard drive and later save for ssd if ur not in that need of 1tb
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6300 is much better, cut on the hard drive and later save for ssd if ur not in that need of 1tb

yeah, I know, but I have to have ordered the parts and built the computer by this time next week, so I can't afford to send a motherboard back if its bios doesn't support vishera : /

And also, like I said, I will be gaming and recording...From what I hear, Fraps videos take up a lot of space so I need all that I can get.
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yeah, I know, but I have to have ordered the parts and built the computer by this time next week, so I can't afford to send a motherboard back if its bios doesn't support vishera : /
And also, like I said, I will be gaming and recording...From what I hear, Fraps videos take up a lot of space so I need all that I can get.

mobo will definitely support vishera! i'm not sure without a bios update you might have to get someone to comment on that, but in all seriousness, the 6200 and 6300, the difference is phenomonal. Its Really REALLY not worth getting bulldozer chips

Actually... if the board supports bulldozer without a bios update, its about 90% sure it will support the piledriver. So i'd get the 6300 if I were you, look at me, i'm running a 8350 on a 890 board! There is only beta support for bulldozer even.
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mobo will definitely support vishera! i'm not sure without a bios update you might have to get someone to comment on that, but in all seriousness, the 6200 and 6300, the difference is phenomonal. Its Really REALLY not worth getting bulldozer chips
Actually... if the board supports bulldozer without a bios update, its about 90% sure it will support the piledriver. So i'd get the 6300 if I were you, look at me, i'm running a 8350 on a 890 board! There is only beta support for bulldozer even.

Piledriver requires Bios update 1.6. Bulldozer chips require a much earlier update. Whether or not the motherboard will support vishera out of the box is completely dependent on how long its been sitting on the manufacturer shelf. If the board is fairly newly produced, it should have the right update. But if its been there a few months, odds are, it won't. Basically its very hit or miss and like I said, I simply cannot afford to send back a motherboard considering I only have a week to build this thing.

But, second to the Vishera series, what amd cpu would you recommend next? Like I said, I really want to go with the 6200....It has some pretty nice reviews saying that the extra clock speed bumps it up fairly close to what Bulldozer was originally hyped up to be, and it looks like it has a lot of multitasking power which is something I need. But if you have a better recommendation that isn't Vishera, by all means go ahead! I definitely want to know all of my options before I order later today smile.gif
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A BIOS update isn't difficult to do. I wouldn't let it be a limiting factor in what CPU to buy.

http://www.asrock.com/feature/InstantFlash/index.asp
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Geeks.com has a nice assortment of refurbished AM3+ boards.... That ASUS Sabertooth for $99 is something to think about.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1336800/geeks-com-nice-asst-of-refurbed-am3-motherboards/0_50
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with my FX6100 and HD6850 at stock speed, I barely lose any fps when recording with fraps.
If only fraps werent capped at 60fps, i couldve recorded games at 90fps or higher.
the FX6200 is faster at stock so you'll be fine.


I see there's only 1 harddrive listed on your parts to buy, will you be reusing the harddrive from the pc you're using to post here in the forum?
Any quadcore will be enough to record games while playing but you should have separate drives for the game and fraps or else you will lag and lose more than 20fps.

If you have two harddrives, this would be the ideal setup:

HDD1, partition 1 = OS
HDD1, partition 2 = Game
HDD 2 = Fraps
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