First budget gaming build Amd fx 4100,will it run all games on high?

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Hey guys, i just wanted to know if this build I'm about to do in 2 weeks will be good enough for gaming. My budget is $ 770 and i want to play games on my 48 inch HDTV.I'm getting a AMD FX 4100 with a Radeon HD 6850, NO overclocking will be done on this build or two GPUs.I'm getting the FX 4100 because it's cheap and fast and later this year i want to upgrade to the new fixed versions of the AMD Bulldozer CPU's AMD will release later this year.

So, will this build I'm about to get be good enough to get 30 to 60 fps on games(Crysis 2 Battlefield 3 Arma 2 ect.) with high/ultra settings for at least a year until AMD releases the fixed Dozers ?

Here are the components:

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996


GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908


CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345


CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020


Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767


SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
 

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My budget is $ 770 and my monitor's resolution is 1600 by 900.
 

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Wow,so the Amd Fx chips don't work/install right with windows 7 ? I'm about to read that article now,thanks.
 

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They say Windows 8 will fix the problems AMD are having, my games should still have playable good fps on Windows 7 with a tiny boost from the two Windows 7 hotfixes maybe, until the window 8 upgrade ?
 

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I'm really hoping Windows 8 will include things to make AMD CPUs work better but I'm doubting it. To me so far Windows 8 is looking like Vista with a cell phone interface. That's bad.
 

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High end desktop they will not try and compete anymore they are still in tho.
 
Windows doesnt handle threads in a way that optimises bulldozers power management . All that happens is that in some cases bd wont clock itself up when its only running a couple of threads .

There is no reason to avoid BD . The FX 4100 is great value as a gaming cpu .
And while you might not OC it now you can do that later if you wish
 

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Thanks, i might have to do that.I really,really want the core i5 but that would put me way over budget.And the AMD quad fx is perfect money wise for me, if only AMD didn't have this problem with the FX CPUs everything would be perfect :cry:
 

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FX4100 is a good budget CPU mate I own one.
 

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Awesome ! What kind of GPU did you have with the FX 4100 ? And were you able to play games on high/ultra without any probs ?
 

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I ran the fx 4100 with a 7970 just to try it out and it ran BF3 maxed, Skyrim maxed, Batman Maxed, Metro Maxed, Crysis maxed and more
 

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of course, all those games are more GPU intensive than CPU intensive, an intensive MMO might struggle more.
 

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Thanks,

Yeah, I'm taking a look at every alternative now.It's kinda crazy that amds older cpus seem to be better than the new ones.
 

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Thanks,yeah it might be to good of a value to pass up,plus they did say these work slightly better if you OC.Hmmm,this is gonna be a tough decision.I wish i had the option to save a extra $ 100 or 200 but i don't.
 


Even if some of intels budget chips are fractionally faster than an FX 4100 they wont be once you OC the FX 4100 .
Remember the intel i3's cant be overclocked

The FX 4100 is a budget king IMO . If you build for it now you also get the upgrade path of the next generation of piledriver cpu's
 

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+1^
 

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Ok I'm sold, i think i will go with the FX 4100.I'm glad i have 2 weeks to make the decision,hopefully the Radeon HD 6850 will hold me down till i can afford a Radeon 7 series.Thanks for all the help guys!
 

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