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  Date Posted #1 Sunday, August 19, 2012 03:24:51 PM   

On a pretty slim budget. Kids are damned expensive. I'm going to reuse most of what I can from my current machine so basically I just need a mobo/proc/ram for the time being. Recommendations on what processor can be overclocked pretty freely? And then supporting mobo/ram. Mid to low range is fine.
 
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  Date Posted #2 Sunday, August 19, 2012 07:30:32 PM   

The i5 750 is a beast IMO... I have mine running at 3.8 without any problems... 
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  Date Posted #3 Monday, August 20, 2012 12:44:21 AM   

Yes, but arma 2 will support 8 cores. Continue. Oh yeah, forgot to mention... don't have time to play the latest Call of World of Battlefield games.  
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  Date Posted #4 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:31:23 AM   

when did u have a kid 
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  Date Posted #5 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 02:41:03 PM   

Everybody havin' kids! 
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  Date Posted #6 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 02:49:41 PM   

if you're really strapped for budget, grab a Z77 motherboard and a cheapo i3 ivy bridge processor. upgrade to i5/i7 later. 
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  Date Posted #7 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 06:46:45 AM   

xwang, my daughter will be two on the 29th. Also, the intel processors aren't attractive to me at the moment. I want bulldozer. 
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  Date Posted #8 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 07:44:52 AM   

There's no legitimate reason to not adopt an intel processor right now. They pretty much have the market dominated with their performance. The bulldozer processors underperform quite a bit considering how long they were delayed to the market. They are great if you just want to be able to say "look at all these cores!!@!" but I'd take a Sandy Bridge over AMD any day at this point in time. Bulldozer was a lot of hype that just didn't come to fruition.
 
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  Date Posted #9 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 10:47:32 AM   

bulldozer is HORRRRRIBLE.

Get an i5 3570k for future proofing 
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  Date Posted #10 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 05:13:54 PM   

I dunno drinking around with my brother's 8120 it seemed capable. plus arms 2 will use 8 cores 
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  Date Posted #11 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 06:03:19 PM   

just like many games before it, it will support 8 cores, but any performance increase over having a 4 core processor will be negligible if even there at all. there's a lot of games that theoretically support unlimited amount of cores but developers do not optimize anything important for beyond that. 
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  Date Posted #12 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 07:06:55 PM   

even if the FX 8120 has 8 cores, it doesn't perform as well as a 3570k under any benchmarks.

FX 8120 is certainly cheaper tho

however, if you ever want to upgrade, do not count on AMD continuing that line of processor.

I believe at least the next generation of Intel processors will still use the LGA1155 chipset, so you're future proof with that motherboard. Plus you could upgrade to the best CPU on the planet, the 3770k. 
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  Date Posted #13 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 08:16:56 PM   

just get an imac 
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  Date Posted #14 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 08:34:37 PM   

lol 
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  Date Posted #15 Thursday, August 23, 2012 01:52:37 PM   

for facebook and word

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  Date Posted #16 Saturday, August 25, 2012 02:25:49 PM   

det my biggest concern will be upgrading my video card enough. was poking at an 8150 or higher. I'm running probably the shittiest processor right now, a q9300 core 2 quad. its not even unlocked and the mobo I have for it s garbage  
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  Date Posted #17 Saturday, August 25, 2012 10:25:03 PM   

What's your budget?

You'll be upgrading your motherboard, RAM, CPU and video card.

Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H - $129.99
i5 3570k - $229.99
8GB DDR3 1600 - $45.99
ATI 7850 2GB - $209.99

$615 and it'll play anything you throw at it. You can add another 7850 to get to around GTX680 graphics. The 7850 is a really low power card and can be overclocked like a beast.

The i5 3570k is one of the best processors for the price. You can overclock it past 4GHz on stock cooling, and 4.5GHz on an aftermarket cooler. Maybe 5GHz with watercooling if you went down that route eventually.

This is my next build project. I'm planning on building a racing setup with three monitors and a wheel. 
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  Date Posted #18 Sunday, August 26, 2012 01:38:59 PM   

I'm actually going to only spend just over 300, get that 8 core bulldozer. I just like saying bulldozer. I have a penis. I don't use iAnything. That is literally why I am not getting an intel processor. and I have $1000 video card budget. 690. 
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  Date Posted #19 Sunday, August 26, 2012 06:10:14 PM   

bulldozer is an abomination 
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  Date Posted #20 Sunday, August 26, 2012 09:05:53 PM   

Daed...

BULLDOZER SUX 
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  Date Posted #21 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:34:41 AM   

Why would you even recommend using an ati video card though. I can't trust you det. 
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  Date Posted #22 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 06:17:33 AM   

7850 is pretty much best for price:performance and the 7990 is the bizniss. I'm waiting for the next round of nVidia chips because they're supposed to use less power. The 7000 series uses significantly less power than nVidia counterparts, and are more overclockable.

690 is the best thing available right now though. I just think it's not worth getting unless you're watercooling and using 3-4 monitors... which I believe the 690 supports out of the box? 
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  Date Posted #23 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 07:23:26 AM   

I don't overclock. And I haven't liked radeons in a long time. the only reason I want a bulldozer is because they are retarded cheap. 
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  Date Posted #24 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 07:36:37 AM   

i will literally pay you not to get a bulldozer processor 
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  Date Posted #25 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 08:46:17 AM   

hook it up. willing to sign a contract. 
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  Date Posted #26 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 09:08:04 AM   

allust you and me we think alike, let's pool a fund together for an i7 3770k for daed 
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  Date Posted #27 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:58:15 PM   

Mooo 
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  Date Posted #28 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 03:26:52 PM   

there is no cow level 
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  Date Posted #29 Tuesday, September 04, 2012 01:14:22 PM   

newegg had a big labor day sale so I bit the bullet and picked up a SSD to give it a shot.

Won't be using it for anything critical.

Ended up buying parts for a whole new rig :| couldn't resist 
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  Date Posted #30 Wednesday, September 05, 2012 04:12:18 AM   

Send me your old rig. 
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  Date Posted #31 Wednesday, September 05, 2012 03:06:59 PM   

show me da money 
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  Date Posted #32 Wednesday, September 05, 2012 05:11:48 PM   

what is it + I don't need the video card case or powersupply 
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  Date Posted #33 Friday, September 07, 2012 10:25:43 AM   

I don't think that works 
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  Date Posted #34 Sunday, September 09, 2012 05:05:38 AM   

Originally posted by Daedalao
what is it + I don't need the video card case or powersupply


 
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  Date Posted #35 Sunday, September 09, 2012 03:58:31 PM   

How am I supposed to make a legit offer. 
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  Date Posted #36 Sunday, September 09, 2012 06:23:51 PM   

threaten to get bulldozer 
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  Date Posted #37 Sunday, September 09, 2012 06:51:13 PM   

i can't part out the pc i can get more for it as is 
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  Date Posted #38 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 09:25:34 PM   

so do you want to sell it or not allust? I have a laptop I'm sick of and never got around to building my system. I trust your shit. But I must know what it is. and how much you want.

;) 
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  Date Posted #39 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 09:38:51 PM   

So how the fuck am I supposed to make a legit offer if your point is based on fairytales? 
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  Date Posted #40 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:50:18 AM   

vagina 
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  Date Posted #41 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 07:36:52 AM   

Originally posted by Daedalao
So how the fuck am I supposed to make a legit offer if your point is based on fairytales?


wat? 
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  Date Posted #42 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 07:36:14 PM   

Exactly how I felt when you were like, I could sell it to you, and I'm like... what is it? 
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  Date Posted #43 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 07:54:43 PM   

i was confused. sent a pm to both u and zyn just now 
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  Date Posted #44 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 03:55:29 AM   

Think I'll just build one. All yours dae.