Solved Building a New Cpu, Need Advice!

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May 22, 2011 at 05:54:41
Specs: Windows XP, 2.411 GHz / 895 MB
Hello i am bulding a new cpu for my personal use, im currently on a "stock" windows computer, and im going to build my self a (pardon my terminology) BAD ASS GAMING TOWER.

But im torn between sides on all fronts os i want to ask the help of you guys and gals out there for your advice, first off is the mother board, i was leaning towards getting a

XFX NVIDIA 8200 SKT AM2+ AM2 MOTHERBOARD MB-N78S-8209 (

heres a link to see it-->

http://www.alvio.com/include/xABK_P... )

mother board, but i was also considering but i was also considering getting an

AMD PHENOM X3 8650 CPU GIGABYTE MOTHERBOARD

link to see it -->

http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-PHENOM-X3-8...

thats problem #1

The next is, what type of processor should i get for these motherboards? i want to at least get a tri or quad core processer

those are my only two "BIG QUESTIOS" the case, ram, hard drive, disc drive, power supply unit, and graphix card (if necessary) can all be bought and taylored to the mother board and processor

(note this cpu will be used for average to extensive gaming like fallout 3 on cpu)


ALL INPUT IS HIGHLY APPRECIATED, PLEASE COMMENT

Thankyou -Lightrampage


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#1
May 22, 2011 at 07:18:38
How much $$$ are we willing to spend to be "Bad Assed"? Not enough and the gaming you'll be doing is video poker.

Likely


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#2
May 22, 2011 at 08:05:56
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Hey, what happened to my other response? lol!

You're not building a CPU, you're assembling a computer. AMD & Intel build CPUs. Just to be clear, THIS is a CPU.

Why are you building an "old" computer based on the 1st generation Phenom & a socket AM2+ board? Any why are you buying from eBay?

You need to totally rethink what you have planned. Use this article as a guide:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#3
May 22, 2011 at 08:15:42
A quick check at newegg turned up this AMD 790GX motherboard for $45 & an Athlon II X3 450 (3.2GHz) for $80. If low cost is one of the main factors in your choices, these are the same price as your eBay combo but more up to date. In fact, it's $15 cheaper due to the eBay shipping cost:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

If for some reason you prefer the older AM2+ platform & Geforce 8200 board, don't pay $90 when you can get a comparable board for less than $60:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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