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new rig.. comments/ suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by karolpl2004, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. karolpl2004

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    Well, sold that xps of mine and got a new rig consisting of:
    AMD FX 8120
    MSI 970A-g45 mobo
    Gigabyte hd 6850
    16GB Patriot pc3-10666 Sector 5 Ram
    all packed into a swoot Antec Three Hundred case

    my next few cents is going into ssd drive, but right now i got a cheapo wd 10k rpm drive.

    not bad for $500 from my local tiger direct store (except for the case and HD)?
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    Not bad for $500.
    I would have gone the Intel route, but it depends on your needs (mine is mostly gaming).
    In the end, it's about being happy with what you have.

    Also, did you consider a Gigabyte, ASUS, or AsRock MoBo over the MSI (they run slightly cheaper)?
    They usually produce better quality MoBos.
  3. BlackOmega

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    Sie ma Karolu! :D

    Definitely not a bad rig for $500. Which power supply are you using? (Don't skimp on these, the cheapo's tend to take other components with them when the blow)

    I like the MSI boards personally, my "old" 790FX-GD70 is an awesome board. Super extensive BIOS for overclocking, way more overclocking options than my Asus Crosshair III formula surprisingly. Awesome layout, good cooling. I have been very pleased with it.

    Also, what are you using for CPU cooling? If it's the stock heatsink, I'd highly recommend that you not OC until you get a decent cooler. Keep an eye out for the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+, they constantly go on special for $20 shipped, and they're actually a damn good cooler.
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    Not bad for $500. Not good either.
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    Oh dear, an FX build... do yourself a favour and check out some reviews for FX8120 vs Intel i5 2500k/i3 2130 before you commit...


    EDIT: Check it out:

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    Upgradability to ivy bridge i7 3770k which will destroy anything on AM3+
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012

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