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I would go with a 990fx board because it is the AM3+ socket and AMD is pretty good about letting old boards run new chips.
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The 7950 is far superior to the 7850,if you want to go for a lesser card then grab a 7870 XT which is basically a "cut down" 7950.

There's nothing wrong with the FX6350 if you are gaming on this machine. You must chose whether to either:
Increase your budget to accommodate both the FX8350 and high end GPU

Or:

Select which part you would sacrifice on; if you are simply gaming then the FX6350 will do great.
If using cpu intensive programs such as rendering programs etc then go for a lesser gpu, but then your gaming performance will suffer.
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post #13 of 52
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Originally Posted by 0CALEFACTION0 View Post

I would go with a 990fx board because it is the AM3+ socket and AMD is pretty good about letting old boards run new chips.

This one?? http://www.amazon.com/M5A99FX-PRO-R2-0-990FX-Motherboard/dp/B008B6ONXK/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1370717717&sr=1-1&keywords=M5A99FX+PRO+R2.0
post #14 of 52
In regards to the CPU queries; I don't think peoples' CPUs tend to be their bottleneck. I actually have a pretty old Intel Core 2 Quad in my desktop, and it's run all the latest games more or less okay. Monitoring Windows 8's Task Manager, I don't think I ever see it quite reach 100% CPU, either. I'll bet the originally recommended CPU would be okay for you.
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The 7950 is far superior to the 7850,if you want to go for a lesser card then grab a 7870 XT which is basically a "cut down" 7950.

There's nothing wrong with the FX6350 if you are gaming on this machine. You must chose whether to either:
Increase your budget to accommodate both the FX8350 and high end GPU

Or:

Select which part you would sacrifice on; if you are simply gaming then the FX6350 will do great.
If using cpu intensive programs such as rendering programs etc then go for a lesser gpu, but then your gaming performance will suffer.

apart from gaming i would be using Sony Vegas Pro and other HD video makers and converters for making my gaming frag movies.

I'm thinking to go with high end MB and Processor at the moment.

GPU; i can go with a cheaper one for now and upgrade in the next 6-8 months.

What do you suggest? I'm really confused.
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Yeah definitely go with better mobo CPU combo, add a nice gpu later. Even older gtx 560/etc will run most games fine.
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Surprised nobody suggested getting a 800W PSU and a 7950. When the 7950 would start to struggle, OP could get a second one. You won't be able to CrossfireX a 7970 with a 650W PSU.
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Surprised nobody suggested getting a 800W PSU and a 7950. When the 7950 would start to struggle, OP could get a second one. You won't be able to CrossfireX a 7970 with a 650W PSU.

Why CrossFire when OP could upgrade to next gen GPU and have more performance with less heat and power consumption
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Why CrossFire when OP could upgrade to next gen GPU and have more performance with less heat and power consumption
I'm not quite sure I get it. Do you mean he should wait for the next AMD line up or wait for a GTX 760? Or do you mean to wait until the 7950/7970 starts struggling and get a next-gen GPU once they do? I feel the latter would be a bit costly. I can understand not wanting any part of CrossFireX though.
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