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Old January 20, 2013, 03:50 PM
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I second the swap to intel for a gaming computer. An i3 will run as fast or faster fps than the 965, and it gives you the ability to go to an i5 or i7 down the road. The 8350 wouldn't be that much of a change from the 965 for gaming only. And if you know you will upgrade the CPU in the not too distance future you could even save a few $ and go for one of the faster pentium CPU for now until that time (even they run toe to toe with amd offerings in gaming). If you may have the processor for a while, then stick with the i3.

EDIT: If you did want to do the hold you over CPU option the Pentium G860 has a good sale right now at NCIX. $65.

Anandtech compare of G850 and X4 965 (They each are faster in a few games).

Link to cheap G860
Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3570K 1.09v/4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, XFX R9 280X DD, Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb

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Old January 21, 2013, 06:46 AM
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This is the closest I can get it to $500. The build only included 4g ram but the mobo can have another 4g + added. I game with teh same cpu and it overclocks very well.

AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 Quad Core Processor 3.6GHZ Socket AM3+ 95W $99.99
Thermaltake V4 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 - $10 mir
MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ 970 DDR3 2PCI-E16 SLI CrossFire 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0 GBLAN Motherboard $89.99 - $15 mir
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 $27.13
PNY GeForce GTX 650 Ti 928MHZ 1GB 5.4GHZ GDDR5 $129.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5in 16MB Cache SATA3 $57.99
Cooler Master Extreme 2 Power Plus 525W $44.99
Total: $502.06
Main System:
i5 3570k @ 4.6ghz | GA-Z77X-UD3H | Gigabyte GTX 670 | 8gb Redline 1600mhz | CM 690 | Logitech G9x | Mushkin Cronos 120gb ssd | Benq 24" | CM Hyper 212+ | Seasonic 750w | X-Fi Titanium | Sennheiser 350 | Razer blackwidow | Win 7 64-bit
Backup System:
AMD X2 7750 BE @ 3.0G | Asus M3A78-CM | 2x2gig 800mhz 4-4-4-12 | SB LIVE | Samsung 22" | Asus 9800gt | Antec NEO 620w | Logitech G5 | ThermalTake Matrix | Arctic Cooling Freezer 64
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