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Topic Title: FX-6200 3.8GHz VS FX-8120 3.1 GHz
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Created On: 04/18/2012 09:36 PM
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 04/18/2012 09:36 PM
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Crux X
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I'm new to the forums so i hope this is in the right place.

I was wondering which CPU would be better for my setup?
Because the 6100 is 3.8GHz and the 8120 is 3.1GHz
Why would the cheaper one be higher GHz?
Should i go ahead and spend the extra $30 for the FX-8120
Also any other recommendations? I can't really spend that much more.
This as is, is around $750

My setup is:

BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


BTW I AM BUILDING THIS SYSTEM FOR GUILD WARS 2. AND I WANT TO RUN IT ON MAX.

Edited: 04/18/2012 at 09:42 PM by Crux X
 04/19/2012 01:10 PM
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You won't be happy with the FX-6100 so spend the extra bucks and get the 8120 and just OC it to 3.8Ghz.
Also I would spend a little more on the motherboard, the one you pick is probaly not that bad but if your going to use a video card then theres no point getting a board that has onboard graphics plus a better board will over clock better.

I would look at a board that has the 970 or 990X chipset like this Asus M5A97 or Biostar TA970XE

Yeah thay'er going to cost more but if your building a gaming rig then its well worth it.

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 04/19/2012 03:25 PM
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^ I agree

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 04/20/2012 10:47 PM
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I was looking at these motherboards because my budget is pretty tight.
1. Are these good enough?
2. Which one is better?
3. Can anyone recommend a board between $50-75

BIOSTAR: BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16813138345

OR

ASRock: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 AM3+ AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16813157305

OR SHOULD I JUST GO WITH THE BIOSTAR TA970XE?
I just really don't have the extra money for that .

Edited: 04/20/2012 at 11:17 PM by Crux X
 04/21/2012 04:57 PM
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GOING WITH: BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970

And what difference does the 880 vs 970 etc make?

Edited: 04/21/2012 at 08:37 PM by Crux X
 04/22/2012 11:17 AM
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glad to see your going with the TA970XE I know it cost more but its well worth it in the long run.


The difference the 970 chipset would make is that the 900 series chipsets were designed for the new FX cpu's like the FX-8120.

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