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SombaSan Oct 26, 2011, 10:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey Guys been a while, I've been outta the loop for a year or so. Please update me on the CPU game. I'm looking to build a new rige and ready up for the fall game releases of the big contenders

These are the CPUs I'm currently looking at. Will add 16GB minium of DDR3. and looking to do 6850 or 6870 on the video card

AMD FX-6100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962
$189.99

AMD Phenom II X61100T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103913
$189.99

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849
$164.99


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<a class= Oct 26, 2011, 10:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
Forget that outdated tech. Get LGA2011

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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 26, 2011, 11:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 26, 2011, 11:43pm EDT

 
>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
None. The Bulldozer cpu's were too late to the party and did not offer the performance everyone was hoping. You'd best go with the Intel Core i5-2500k which seems to be the best buy at the moment.

Check the review at Tom's its very detailed if you like it that way:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8150-zambezi-bulldozer-...,3043.html

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john albrich Oct 27, 2011, 05:47am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 27, 2011, 06:07am EDT

 
>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
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Why limit it at 6-core? If you've the money and want to stick with AMD, step it up to 8.
The FX8120 is only about $40 more than a comparable FX 6-core. (note they're both 125W CPUs so make sure the motherboard can handle)

Unfortunately, Newegg is currently sold out of both of these. Didn't see them at TigerDirect so don't know what prices they go/went for there.

$220 AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961

$280 AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz 8MB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960


edit to add:
Just saw this $560 combo-deal at newegg. It seems they do have the FX-8120 in stock for the combo deal. Don't know how long the offer lasts, but they have a combo deal with the FX-8120. Though, I'd change out the PSU. Also, note the $82 savings looks like it includes the cost of a $25 "Gift" game coupon for "Battleforge", and on sale you get some of the other items one-at-time for a bit less, so I'd say the combo-savings is really more like ~$30-$40...but mainly it's that they still seem to have in stock the FX-8120 for the combo deal. And, I don't know if you were planning to get DDR3-1600 RAM or something faster. But, if you were planning on 1600, then this 8GB takes you half-way there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList...757231-L0H

Save $81.94 when purchased together Combined Total: $641.93
Combo Discounts: -$81.94
Combo Price: $559.99
1x AMD Gift Battleforge Game Coupon (Model:Gift Battleforge Gam)
$24.99

1x Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,come with Four Fans-2x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan,1x Top 120mm Fan,1x Rear 120mm Fan,Support up to 7 Fans (Model:FUTURE)
$69.99

1x GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (Model:GA-990FXA-UD3)
$149.99

1x Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply (Model:RG630-S12)
$59.99

1x AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX (Model:FD8120FRGUBOX)
$219.99

1x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (Model:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
$51.99

1x Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST31000524AS)
$64.99

edit: fixed mis-match on CPU model number

<a class= Oct 27, 2011, 03:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
On a serious note though, you're better off with LGA1155 CPUs. They're cheaper and faster.

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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 27, 2011, 11:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
john albrich said:
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Why limit it at 6-core? If you've the money and want to stick with AMD, step it up to 8.
The FX8120 is only about $40 more than a comparable FX 6-core. (note they're both 125W CPUs so make sure the motherboard can handle)

Unfortunately, Newegg is currently sold out of both of these. Didn't see them at TigerDirect so don't know what prices they go/went for there.

$220 AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961

$280 AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz 8MB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960


edit to add:
Just saw this $560 combo-deal at newegg. It seems they do have the FX-8120 in stock for the combo deal. Don't know how long the offer lasts, but they have a combo deal with the FX-8120. Though, I'd change out the PSU. Also, note the $82 savings looks like it includes the cost of a $25 "Gift" game coupon for "Battleforge", and on sale you get some of the other items one-at-time for a bit less, so I'd say the combo-savings is really more like ~$30-$40...but mainly it's that they still seem to have in stock the FX-8120 for the combo deal. And, I don't know if you were planning to get DDR3-1600 RAM or something faster. But, if you were planning on 1600, then this 8GB takes you half-way there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList...757231-L0H

Save $81.94 when purchased together Combined Total: $641.93
Combo Discounts: -$81.94
Combo Price: $559.99
1x AMD Gift Battleforge Game Coupon (Model:Gift Battleforge Gam)
$24.99

1x Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,come with Four Fans-2x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan,1x Top 120mm Fan,1x Rear 120mm Fan,Support up to 7 Fans (Model:FUTURE)
$69.99

1x GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (Model:GA-990FXA-UD3)
$149.99

1x Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply (Model:RG630-S12)
$59.99

1x AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX (Model:FD8120FRGUBOX)
$219.99

1x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (Model:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9)
$51.99

1x Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST31000524AS)
$64.99

edit: fixed mis-match on CPU model number


Whoa holy crap! I've certainly been out of touch with the prices in the hardware world. Hah Such a good system for so little money!!! I hate how when I always seem to upgrade my RAM the prices are at its highest. I remember my 2gb DDR2 800mhz cost about $120 lol!

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SombaSan Oct 28, 2011, 12:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
thanks for the responses all,

sovietdoc - Being traditional with AMD I'm not soo much leaning toward the Sandy although i won't mind considering.

From what I read on Toms it seems the FX series doesn't start off with a bang & it's actual numbers are less than impressive.



AMD Phenom II X6 1090T $164.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231315

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ $104
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 $264.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945

Total price is around $624.00

thoughts? a comparable intel build i'd consider looking at as well

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RAM: 4GB G.skill 12.4.4.4. Video: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GDDR5
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G. G. Oct 28, 2011, 01:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
I know you would want to stick with AMD but I still would go for the FX series... I wouldnt mess with the previous version.


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SombaSan Oct 28, 2011, 02:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 28, 2011, 02:03pm EDT

 
>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
I mean based on reviews it doesn't look like I would be getting much to a comparable pricing.

I don't mind Intel this time around if I can get performance for around that price tag. the components I'm replace are the main 4. Video card, RAM, CPU & Mobo.

The CPU & Mobo can be either Intel or AMD I'm just looking for bang for buck and keeping it around $630 where it is now


Oh and Good to see you still posting G.G.

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SombaSan Oct 29, 2011, 07:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 29, 2011, 07:32pm EDT

 
>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
I ended up purchasing the following

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T $164.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231315

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ $104
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

SAPPHIRE FleX 100312FLEX Radeon HD 6950 $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102929


Total price is around $618.00 wanted to stay under $650.00 a machine, since I purchased two of each for 2 duplicate PC builds.

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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 29, 2011, 08:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
Those are good components for the price, even though I would prefer an Intel CPU they're pretty pricy atm and it's AMD's fault for not putting pressure on them >: (

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BoT Nov 01, 2011, 02:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
i would go for the 1100T, it's only $25 bucks more
if budget was less of an issue i would go shop for an i7 970. i saw a few of them going on the forums for well under $500

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john albrich Dec 27, 2011, 05:40am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 27, 2011, 05:42am EST

 
>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
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Expires 20120105 midnight PST

$135 FX-6100 AM3+ 3.3GHz 6-core
(note this started at $190 Oct26 just 2 months ago at the beginning of this thread...and is still being sold by many sites at $190 +/-)

$135=$160-$10sale-$15giftcard
AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core FD6100WMGUSBX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962


Note that the 8-core (also expires 20120105) is currently
$195=$210-$15giftcard
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core FD8120FRGUBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961


(note: This does NOT conflict with my decision to not point-out items that offer a thrice-damned non-consumer-friendly "reward card" as other retail websites/companies have started providing instead of true cash rebates. As I understand it, this gift card COMES WITH the purchase...just as if you'd been offered a free gift memory card or something like that. You do NOT have to hassle with filing for a "rebate" or "reward card". While (like most gift cards) you generally can't redeem this gift card for cash it also like "good" gift cards "Newegg will not assess a service fee or dormancy fee with respect to a Gift Card.")

G. G. Dec 27, 2011, 10:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
john albrich said:
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$135=$160-$10sale-$15giftcard
AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core FD6100WMGUSBX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962


$195=$210-$15giftcard
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core FD8120FRGUBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961


(note: This does NOT conflict with my decision to not point-out items that offer a thrice-damned non-consumer-friendly "reward card" as other retail websites/companies have started providing instead of true cash rebates. As I understand it, this gift card COMES WITH the purchase...just as if you'd been offered a free gift memory card or something like that. You do NOT have to hassle with filing for a "rebate" or "reward card". While (like most gift cards) you generally can't redeem this gift card for cash it also like "good" gift cards "Newegg will not assess a service fee or dormancy fee with respect to a Gift Card.")



John,

Both of these items comes with a "Promotional" Gift Card.

a couple of snafu under this catagory are:

"A PROMOTIONAL GIFT CARD OFFERED WHEN YOU PURCHASE A PRODUCT WILL BE ISSUED TO YOU 4 DAYS AFTER YOU ARE INVOICED FOR YOUR PURCHASE."

"Newegg is under no obligation to restore lost or stolen Promotional Gift Cards."

"A PROMOTIONAL GIFT CARD EXPIRES ONE (1) YEAR AFTER IT IS ISSUED."

At New Egg there are four (4) types of gift cards:
1. Newegg Gift Cards
2. Promotional Gift Cards
3. Store Credit Gift Cards
4. Customer Care Gift Cards

Each one has their own term and conditions attached to them.

Here are the details - http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/GiftCardTerms.aspx

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>> Re: Which 6-core should I consider?
The AMD Phenom II X6 1090T is a fine choice ;)

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