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Old March 29, 2012, 05:37 PM
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I'm considering an AMD FX-6200 and a ROG Crosshair V formula mobo, for a little over $300, it seems like good value, plus if I decide to upgrade i can goto ivy later. My olnly concern is running a Nv GTX680 on an AMD platform, or is this just ridiculous?

The reviews on Newegg seem good, after all it is a 6 core proc @3.8Ghz for $150, how bad can it be? But darn I want an Intel build.

Anyone out there running a 6200? whats your feelings on the 990fx platform in general, other than its slower than Intel 1155, 2011? my build below....

Added: I just watched this....And I waiting to play skyrim, the FX8150 drops off a cliff in FPS compared to 3930k...but I am not in the market for a 3930k, just a 3820 possibly for $300 see post 2 down. 7970 vs 680 on FX8150 and 3930k. I just want to be able to play my games @1920x1080 or 1920x1200, ultra settings and be above 40FPS. Its almost like throwing money in the drain if there is game out there that will only play at like 15FPS on ultra. I spent a lot of money on this build so far and really hate cutting a corner. The 3820 for $200 more would certainly be lots better than the 6200, but its so hard to quantify real word world gaming
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Old March 29, 2012, 05:45 PM
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The 6200 is actually really nice, I run a 8150 in my main and my wife runs the 4100 both run great and game just fine, the 990FX chipset is great as well, good raid controllers and great for overclocking and gaming, I think you will be very happy with that combo and thats a great price :)
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Old March 29, 2012, 05:52 PM
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Radeon HD 7970 vs GTX 680 Performance on AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 CPU Review Linus Tech Tips - YouTube


This is the link i forgot to post above
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Intel Core i7-3820 SB-E @4.6Ghz
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Corsair Carbide 400r
Corsair H70 cooler w/2x COUGAR CF-V12HP 120mm fans
EVGA GTX680
Thermaltake toughpower grand 850
Intel 520 180GB SSD
Seagate momentus XT 750 gen2 hybrid
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Old March 29, 2012, 06:35 PM
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I'm considering an AMD FX-6200 and a ROG Crosshair V formula mobo, for a little over $300, it seems like good value, plus if I decide to upgrade i can goto ivy later. My olnly concern is running a Nv GTX680 on an AMD platform, or is this just ridiculous?

The reviews on Newegg seem good, after all it is a 6 core proc @3.8Ghz for $150, how bad can it be? But darn I want an Intel build.

Anyone out there running a 6200? whats your feelings on the 990fx platform in general, other than its slower than Intel 1155, 2011? my build below....

Added: I just watched this....And I waiting to play skyrim, the FX8150 drops off a cliff in FPS compared to 3930k...but I am not in the market for a 3930k, just a 3820 possibly for $300 see post 2 down. 7970 vs 680 on FX8150 and 3930k
Bad idea, AMD is really bad. I had FX-6100 and had it clocked at 4.4ghz and it sucked. Could not wait to get rid of it. You can get a very nice z68 chipset mobo and i5 2500K cpu for around 300 on sale as combo and that will destroy any AMD offerings.
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Old March 29, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Bad idea, AMD is really bad. I had FX-6100 and had it clocked at 4.4ghz and it sucked. Could not wait to get rid of it. You can get a very nice z68 chipset mobo and i5 2500K cpu for around 300 on sale as combo and that will destroy any AMD offerings.
Well said, well spoken!! I refuse to settle for substandard, if it takes me waiting till 4/15/2012 paycheck. This build will last me a long time, will be glad in the future i bought the best, or close to it. This is my "dream build" after all. The 3820 on ASRock extreme4 only will cost $510 (only ), but the AMD will be $310, not chicken scratch. I love AMD as a company but they have lost their way over the years with CPU's. Fill in the blanks with my build below with a 3820, ASROCK extreme4 mobo, and a good monitor and its a powerhouse of OC'ing gameliness love, not mentions the lots of video trans-coding i do. dropping an AMD proc in the build below is like dropping a 4-cyl engine into a ferarri
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Support Intel's X79/LGA2011 platform, it is worthy
Intel Core i7-3820 SB-E @4.6Ghz
ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB
16GB Samsung DDR3-1600 30nm MV-3V4G3D/US
Corsair Carbide 400r
Corsair H70 cooler w/2x COUGAR CF-V12HP 120mm fans
EVGA GTX680
Thermaltake toughpower grand 850
Intel 520 180GB SSD
Seagate momentus XT 750 gen2 hybrid
LG BD burner w/ 3D MDisc Lightscribe
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Old March 29, 2012, 09:28 PM
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dude just wait till the 3770k and rock it to 5.0ghz m8 i am telling ya the 3850 is down right slow compared to a 2600k and a good overclocked 2500k and there pretty cheap i have owned and played with both on clients builds and amd has lost it in my experience.

even if ya can't afford a 3770k you can get a 2500k or even better a 2600k up to you
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Old March 30, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Only good reason to go with a crosshair V is doing a very inexpensive multigpu setup, and also a very inexpensive raid if you need the 6 sata 6 gig ports, and it's very inexpensive for being such a good overclocking motherboard. I get 600MHz more out of my processor than with my previous motherboard, which was some 7xxG. If you never want to do this then buy the 990x chipset (or 970) instead and save 100 bucks.

For myself, I find my overclocked x2 250 to be fast enough for mostly everything I do, which is gaming, watching movies and doing my homework. Skyrim runs great, but not as flawless as I wanted as there is an ATI antiailising "bug" and i want to use maximum AA. Blackops stutters sometimes no matter what graphics settings which means to me i'm bottlenecked by my CPU. MW3 runs perfectly. AVP runs perfectly. Shogun 2 test runs at 77FPS. BF3 runs @ 40-60fps ultra with msaa disabled on my monitor (see my gear for stats).

Also, the bulldozer chips are slower than many x4 and x6 chips so I won't spend more than 100 bucks on one when it is time to upgrade.

Aside, if you mine bitcoins amd platforms are nice. You can run four cards with a tiny x2 processor in linix, making a 890fx or 990fx one of the best mining platforms.

Also, a major part of the cost of running a 3930K is the motherboard.

I don't think AMD is "bad", I think it's by far the best bitcoin mining platform and can handle a modern desktop's workload.

I do, however, think intel kicks some serious ass now, especially the 2500K.
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Old March 30, 2012, 08:22 AM
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AMD's current lineup of bulldozer cpu's perform poorly. The 6100 barely matches an i7-860 (P55) in single threaded performance even when overclockeed to at least 4.4 ghz. It isn't worth the hassle or money for bulldozer considering that for maybe $100 more you can get z68 which will drive that 680 much nicer.
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Old March 30, 2012, 08:24 AM
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It's not a six core proc in my books, at best it's a 3.5 core proc. IMO, you'd be better off trying to find an X6 PHII until they release PD and then give the new procs a second look.
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Why go with ROG when you can go sabertooth and still get multi-gpu usage?

Also the FX series are not TRUE 4/6/8core cpus ALMOST but they should have never been marketed as such, Do you see Intel marketing thier 4 core with hyper threading as an 8 core cpu, I have not. AMD should not have....

If you want to go AMD, get a 960T and clock it up, or a 1075-1090T and clock it, much better performance, and they do not suck tons of power like the FX chips do, and in 95% of cases are faster in all regards then the FX series. Phenom II clock for clock, power draw, performance with overclocking is just so much better then FX.

Also, my opinion, AMD is not going to prevent you from playing the games you want to play in any regard, the way most folks talk, if you do not buy Intel you cannot enjoy your gaming, ripping etc, its a flat out lie. Is Intel faster YES, is AMD worthless, HELL NO!!. Its your cash, just do not waste it on something that there is better for that coin, or something like the FX that more or less have to be clocked quite high JUST to have some performance, Phenom II x4 or x6 are just better value in pretty much every regard that counts compared to Bulldozer FX.

On a side note, socket AM3+ will be able to be a drop in replacement for Bulldozer, Piledriver, and Steamroller or current, enhanced and next generation if you will(so far this is what AMD have highlighted) I am quite sure they will still be plenty powerfull enough if paired with decent graphics cards, SSD and the like.
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