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Windows 7: Want to build my first AMD based computer


17 Dec 2012   #11

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Well I can tell you that when I grabbed my 8120 for $149.00 delivered there was nothing that Intel could come close with. And actually after just building my first 3770k rig I can tell you first hand it's really fast but my 8120 would run at close to same speed on many tasks and it cost half as much as the i7 chip. Just saying...if you want to build an AMD rig then go for it.

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17 Dec 2012   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
You can simplify the process and go with an Intel system........just sayin
You are right but I want to build an AMD system.

Thanks.
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17 Dec 2012   #13

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I have built many AMD based systems and in fact all of them until my most recent system are AMD. Bang for buck at the moment I like ASRock but have to admit that all the rest have been MSI mobo's. Right now AMD is blowing out the 1st generation 8150 8 core and that's what I would suggest, the rig you build will be a freak'n monster as is my 8120 rig that OC's to 4.7 and runs like a scalded ape!
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17 Dec 2012   #14

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I see that the 8150 is being offered packaged with a sealed water cooling solution and if that goes on sale I'd seriously consider that as well. Otherwise score a 8120 which is like 95% of the 8150 or a 8150 and then consider a top flight air cooler or a great sealed water. I found that 1866 ram was about a high as I could get with my mobo and 8120 chip. Please feel free to ask any questions you'd like. Oh and don't skimp on the PSU I would suggest 650 watt as a base and 800 watt as a sweet spot as this will allow you tons of fans, Crossfiring or SLi'g options and more with plenty of headroom for OC'g which is why we go AMD to begin with. Good luck and if i can help in anyway.....
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17 Dec 2012   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I see that the 8150 is being offered packaged with a sealed water cooling solution and if that goes on sale I'd seriously consider that as well. Otherwise score a 8120 which is like 95% of the 8150 or a 8150 and then consider a top flight air cooler or a great sealed water. I found that 1866 ram was about a high as I could get with my mobo and 8120 chip. Please feel free to ask any questions you'd like. Oh and don't skimp on the PSU I would suggest 650 watt as a base and 800 watt as a sweet spot as this will allow you tons of fans, Crossfiring or SLi'g options and more with plenty of headroom for OC'g which is why we go AMD to begin with. Good luck and if i can help in anyway.....
Thanks. I'll get back to you later.

I already have the case and hard drive. The optical drive will be no problem.

I do have questions but gotta go now.
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17 Dec 2012   #16

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have built about 20 AMD & Gigabyte MB combo in the past 2 years.




Just built this a few weeks ago



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17 Dec 2012   #17

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If it were me, and it isn't, I would go with the Newer FX chips, if I could bring myself to build an AMD rig. Failing that, I would at the least go for a Phenom II X 4 CPU. They're pretty cheap right now and much better performers than the Athlon.
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17 Dec 2012   #18

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
If it were me, and it isn't, I would go with the Newer FX chips, if I could bring myself to build an AMD rig. Failing that, I would at the least go for a Phenom II X 4 CPU. They're pretty cheap right now and much better performers than the Athlon.
So, like this

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

My desire was to try to buy a less expensive one but this is only about $30 more than my target price. I was trying to see how low I could go and still get a decent computer.

The one I built in May of this year was $1000. Didn't want another one that cost anywhere that much.
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17 Dec 2012   #19

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I have built about 20 AMD & Gigabyte MB combo in the past 2 years.




Just built this a few weeks ago



If you could just suggest a CPU and motherboard combination I would appreciate it.
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17 Dec 2012   #20

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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