My next PC build!

Hey guys, I have been in need for a new PC build for quite some time. All of my crap is old and outdated. Been using the same PC without any upgrades for over 3 years now. I was going to go with AMD this time around, because honestly Intel just isn't doing it for me price wise anymore. Ok, so the question is. Should I go with the AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Quad-Core, or the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz?

If you get an AMD A8-3850, you might not need a separate graphics card, but it won't really let you play on highest settings. A 1055t will outperform the A8-3850 CPU wise, but you will need a dedicated graphics card.

The Llanos are more for mainstream computer usage and some light gaming. If you're going to be gaming on your computer, I would suggest the 1055T with a nice discrete graphics card.

You might want to think about waiting for Bulldozer to come out as well, but that's up to you. They're supposed to be coming out in August, but I'm not sure how much they'll actually cost. Normally I'd say go Sandy Bridge, but you already said you don't want Intel.

Well, I have been waiting a very long time to build a new PC. Been thinking about it since December. I just got a job a few weeks ago so I am now thinking about it again. Not to mention I also need to buy a car. I won't have the money to build it until around September or October anyway so I will surely check out the bulldozers when they come out!!

if you go with the Llano you dont have a great mobo selection, plus the fusion A CPUs are a bit pricey if your going to use a dedicated GPU anyways. What is this comp getting used for? It seems like alot of people have 6 core CPUs and absolutly no use for them...

+ SLI support on FX990 boards !!

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RuffeDK said:

+ SLI support on FX990 boards !!

That overclock is insane, lol. And yeah, definitely get a 990FX board if you can afford it since it supports both Crossfire and SLI.

I will be using the PC for primarily gaming, but also video and photo editing.

quad core thuban would be good, but 1055T is a really good deal