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Well, i'm looking to upgrade my current rig to something newer and a little more powerful.

Currently i'm using a i3 520 but was thinking of either going to a

1) FX-6300 + 970a-UD3 = 225.98

2) i3 3220 + P8H77-I = 225.98

3) FX-8150 + 970a-G46 = 229.98

Just wondering what would be the better choice for the money?

I play some BF3 (BF4 when it comes out) as well as other games from 4 years ago until now. Wouldn't mind something that would power my 6970 a little better than what I have now. I also do a little video editing as well as some sound mixing.

Thanks for any help!
 
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Of those i would say the FX-6300 + 970a-UD3 combo

If you could spend a little bit more on the motherboard that would help
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Of those i would say the FX-6300 + 970a-UD3 combo

If you could spend a little bit more on the motherboard that would help

Thanks for the input. I was just wondering why you chose that particular CPU?? Also, what MB would you recommend over the 970a-ud3? I was under the impression that the UD3 was pretty decent considering that it has UD4 spec and 8+2 power phase?
 
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I have the 970a ud3. I opted to get a cheaper cpu though, wish I had spent the extra to get the 6300 but I got the 965 x4. Stable OC is now at 4.2 gig. The board is pretty good although I had my doubts.
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Do you want to overclock or just use the stock speed
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post #6 of 9
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Well, ultimately I was thinking about overclocking. I'm really locked down money wise and need to stay under 275CDN including the tax. All of the options that I have listed bring me RIGHT up to that number after tax is added.
 
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post #7 of 9
The 907a ud3 and 965 x4 came out to 168.24 on amazon.com. Got the CPU as an open box
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Yeah... I had a X4 955 (what seems like) many years back. I would kinda like to move forward in my upcoming purchase. It's a GREAT processor though! it just lacks some of the new instructions that new software are using these days.

Thanks for the suggestion! 168.24 is a heck of a deal!
 
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post #9 of 9
I would go with combo number 1.

FX-6300 vs FX-8150 are very close when overclocked. FX-6300 should be an easier oc.
they both max out around the same. Vishera improvement help make up for the missing 2 cores.
In any game that doesn't use more than 6 cores the FX-6300 will faster. In games
that do use all 8 cores the FX-6300 will be a frame or two lower than the FX-8150 [if both are the same freq].
BF3 with both FX-6300 and FX-8150 at 4.7GHz.

FX-6300 is 95W while FX-8150 is 125W

But GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 motherboard is much better than MSI board.
solid 8+2 VRM vs MSI 4+1 power phase that is know to fail
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