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My friend and I spent a couple of hours building his new computer. It's mainly used for gaming, and every day use.

We can play BF3 on Ultra with an average of 55-60 FPS. Any suggestions would be nice, but please don't recommend switching to Intel. Don't get us wrong, we love Intel, but we find AMD to be the best you can get for the money. Honestly, who can go wrong with an 8-core 3.6 GHz Unlocked CPU? We are also nVidia fans as well, and our board supports Crossfire and SLI, so we don't mind you really suggesting going with an nVidia card, but it just doesn't seem smart to switch to a whole new card with our setup.

Comments

  • 86 months ago
  • 4 points

Lol, the build is made, a little late for suggestions.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Should have gone with the newer 8350

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a great computer. How good is the 7870? I'm thinking of buying that for my computer.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

It's an awesome card. I can play all games without problems, and at $210 I'm going to get another for Crossfire.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Aside from the bellow this isn't a bad build. Personally I would have worried about buying that mouse later and got myself a more solid gaming CPU. There is absolutely no current games, and for the forseeable future, that will use 8 cores. Games just aren't utilized for it and aren't looking like they ever will be. It would have been wiser to downgrade to the 6200 or wait for Piledriver. The 8 Core bulldozer has never been a great option for a gaming build.

Sorry even though you said don't suggest intel, I suggest everyone who considers building a gaming machine with Bulldozer to read this review:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970_CPU_Scaling/16.html there is no way in hell id not spend the extra $40-$50 and get an additional 20-50 FPS and a stronger CPU.

Hell the savings on getting a more practical mouse then that fancy RAT7 would have paid more then enough for it and gave you the best gaming CPU.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

The RAT 7 was bought almost a year ago for my ASUS G75...

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

its a cool mouse I'll give ya that _^

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to say I disagree with your comment about the unlocked 8 core processor, every bench test shows that Intel are streets ahead of Bulldozer and now Piledriver which has turned out to be a flop. I also think the psu is overkill, a 550w XFX Pro would have been sufficient but it's not exactly a problem. GPU and SSD are nice pieces of kit and so is the H80, a good choice considering the ridiculous temps on bulldozer chips. A nice build though overall.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Well actually a 750W would be better for future upgrades. I'm planning on getting another 7870 in Crossfire.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

A 650w would of done for crossfire but I suppose it's nice to have the certainty and if you've got the extra cash then why not? :)

  • 86 months ago
  • 0 points

Honestly, if you're only going to be gaming, a phenom II 965 or 960t performs just as well as the 8150, because games will never use 8 cores, at least in the life span of this system

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