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Ultimate Geek
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# 106289 21-Jul-2012 00:28
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Upgrading my HTPC for some gaming, what do you suggest Asus M5A97 Evo and AMD FX-Series FX-8120 $367 or Asus P8B75-M and Intel Core i5 3450 $387 to pair with my Sapphire HD5830 Xtreme 1GB GDDR5, 120 GB SSD and 8GB RAM playing on 40 inch TV.

I was originally thinking FX-4100 which was $60 cheaper than the i5 3450 but $40 more for an 8 core FX-8120 sounded good, but only made a $20 difference between AMD and Intel .

or should I just buy the 4100? PLEASE HELP

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  # 659431 21-Jul-2012 09:08
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I bought an AMD A8 CPU and Matching Gigabyte A75 FM1 motherboard (with HDMI) - there's an intel equivalent I think.

Plays Freeview HD with no problems (and plays HD h.264 videos as well).

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  # 659440 21-Jul-2012 09:33
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Thanks, I looked at the fm1 a8, what would it be like playing bf3 and Dirt 3?


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  # 659517 21-Jul-2012 13:01
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Get the Intel combo, for gaming its far better than the AMD combo. No question about it.

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  # 659722 21-Jul-2012 22:09
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Yep that’s what I expected, I brought the P8B75-M.  8 unlocked cores did sound good.

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