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PC Parts??

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by shin117, May 23, 2012.

  1. shin117

    shin117 Member

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    Hello everybody,

    I hope some of you pros can give me some advice.

    Im deciding which parts to buy for my new PC and would like to know would I be better of with an AMD FX-4 4170 4 Core 4.2GHz or a AMD FX-6 6100 6 Core 3.3Ghz. They are both about the same price. Which would be better for day-to-day use and which for encoding video or gaming etc.

    Also going to add 8GIG of 1600mhz RAM and ATI 6850. Should I go for this mobo -

    http://www.ebuyer.com/349910-gigaby...7-1-channel-audio-atx-motherboard-ga-970a-ds3

    or this one

    http://www.ebuyer.com/269076-asus-m...-channel-hd-audio-atx-motherboard-m5a78l-usb3

    The gigabyte has SATA3 but a data bus transfer Rate of 4.8 GT/s, the Asus only has SATA2 but faster data bus transfer Rate of 5.2 GT/s. I did want to take advantage of SATA3 in the future but not sure if its better to have 5.2 GT/s instead of 4.8 GT/s.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. shin117

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    Anyone? Any opinions?
     
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    You can check a list of what is called "benchmarks" to determine which CPU is a better performer:

    AMD FX-6100
    AMD FX-4170

    Go with the FX-6100.

    With regard to the mobos, go with the Gigabyte. You aren't going to notice the difference in "GT/s speed" listed above unless you're running a shitload of hardware, and SATA III is obviously more "future proof". Gigabyte is also a brand I personally use FWIW.

    RAM is fine, don't bother going above 1600mhz. GPU will be fine too.
     
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