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Hola amigos, hello friends.

I have an old system I am planning to upgrade and I will need to figure out the best route between Intel & AMD. I need the follow parts and I need to stay within the limits of $650.

Motherboard, CPU, Ram, Video Card.

System will be used for moderate gaming & video editing.
post #2 of 13
here you go; good solid PC with a lot of performance for whatever game you want to run



good solid entry lvl board, great ram coupled with a very capable CPU.. with a 7950 (ice on the cake biggrin.gif )
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post #3 of 13
Don't get an fx8000. If you're going AMD CPU, go with an fx4000 and just overclock it to ~4.5 or 4.6 or so. I'd personally say go with a 2120, a cheaper motherboard, 8GB of ram and whatever GPU you can get with the rest.
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Don't get an fx8000. If you're going AMD CPU, go with an fx4000 and just overclock it to ~4.5 or 4.6 or so. I'd personally say go with a 2120, a cheaper motherboard, 8GB of ram and whatever GPU you can get with the rest.

he have the money to go up to a 8320 why not?? its vastly superior than a 2120, not counting overclock
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post #5 of 13
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Right on guys, well I did look into the AMD FX8300 series and was considering it. I also was looking into the i5-3570k too. The video card was another case which I found myself stuck looking at the 7850 but didn't consider the HD7950. I found one for $299.99 @ amazon. I do have prime account to purchase the stuff from there too.
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Right on guys, well I did look into the AMD FX8300 series and was considering it. I also was looking into the i5-3570k too. The video card was another case which I found myself stuck looking at the 7850 but didn't consider the HD7950. I found one for $299.99 @ amazon. I do have prime account to purchase the stuff from there too.

much better then, amazon + prime = pure win thumb.gif

you could link the parts you have chosen for the moment to see them and help you decide
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post #7 of 13
For gaming you don't need more than a quad core (yet). Video editing i suppose the more cores the better, depends how much you need it for that.
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Right on guys, well I did look into the AMD FX8300 series and was considering it. I also was looking into the i5-3570k too. The video card was another case which I found myself stuck looking at the 7850 but didn't consider the HD7950. I found one for $299.99 @ amazon. I do have prime account to purchase the stuff from there too.

Well I've seen some benches that show FX 8350 compared to the 3570k and 3770k, feels like they're bringing some competition finally. If you're going to do gaming and video stuff, 3770k for hyperthreading. Do you have any brand preference or good/bad experience with things you've used in the past?
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here you go; good solid PC with a lot of performance for whatever game you want to run



good solid entry lvl board, great ram coupled with a very capable CPU.. with a 7950 (ice on the cake biggrin.gif )

Considering the video editing requirement, this is very good. The only thing I believe could improve that is to get a 7870 and a higher-end motherboard but that's all.
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post #10 of 13
Maybe not 78xx....

http://www.overclock.net/t/1310654/amd-hd-78xx-problems-all-users-with-problems-please-post-here-we-want-amd-support-on-this-asap/0_100
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Shepherd
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Kaylee
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Samsung 840 Evo Corsair H110 Cooler Master 140mm Aerocool 200mm 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
BitFenix Sceptre 120mm x2 Corsair 140mm x3 10x64 AMW 22" 
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CPUMotherboardHard DriveOptical Drive
Athlon 64 X2 Biostar MCP6P M2+ Hitachi Deskstar 7k DVD 
CoolingOSCase
stock pfSense compact beige 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Core 2 Duo E8500 Asrock ConRoe 1333-D667  Various Toshiba DT01ACA2 
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Mal
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Shepherd
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Kaylee
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AMD FX 4170 Asus Sabertooth 990FX XFX 7870 Corsair XMS 8GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Corsair H110 Cooler Master 140mm Aerocool 200mm 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
BitFenix Sceptre 120mm x2 Corsair 140mm x3 10x64 AMW 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair GS500 Aerocool X-Predator Logitech LS1 
AudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Logitech Z506 Sony MDR-XD200 
CPUMotherboardHard DriveOptical Drive
Athlon 64 X2 Biostar MCP6P M2+ Hitachi Deskstar 7k DVD 
CoolingOSCase
stock pfSense compact beige 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Core 2 Duo E8500 Asrock ConRoe 1333-D667  Various Toshiba DT01ACA2 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Hitachi HUA72302 WD Green WD Green Tuniq Tower Extreme 
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unRAID XFX TS 430 beige monstrosity 
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