Want to buy/build a budget desktop around my AMD FX 8120

Oct 7, 2018
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Hey everyone!

Let me explain in a nutshell...

I recently built built/upgraded my gaming PC. One of the things i did was upgrade the CPU to a Ryzen so i took out the CPU that i had in there before i did that.. Which was my AMD FX 8120.

Now basicly i was to put use to my AMD FX 8120. What i would like to do is find ANY cheaper used desktop that can support an AM3+ CPU but ive been having an extremely hard time doing so.

Ive been looking at alot of used Dell Optiplex desktops with maybe a fx 4100 or something that i can swap out with my 8120 but all i can find is optiplex's with Athlon x2's (which is a AM3 chipset)

It doesnt need to be a dell, it can be ANYTHING, i just want it to be cheap. Im hopeing someone can throw me a bone here and point me in the right direction?

Thank you so much!

-Kenny
 
Oct 7, 2018
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Apologizes! Totally forgot to add into what I wrote. The old ASUS motherboard I had the 8120 On was let’s say...... Steped On :-/ while it was out of the computer so it’s not long gone in the trash.
 
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I never thought it would be this difficult JUST to find a Used Dell, Acer, Lenovo, HP..... ANYTHING that used a AM3+ chipset.
 
Wait......do you have a Ryzen chip or not? If you do, it will not work with an AM3 motherboard. You need a B350/B450 mobo.

If you still have the 8120, there is no point in putting any money to it to 'upgrade' it. the cost out ways the benefits here.
 
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No no the computer that the ryzen is in right now is my dedicated game computer. It’s completed and done. I’m not touching it. Now I have the AMD 8120 that I want to put to use so I just want to buy a older computer that can support 8120 and I want to spend around 100 to 200 bucks tops.

I want todo this for a secondary PC that I can use when I don’t want to use my pride and joy (My Ryzen PC).

Basically my question is...

Are there ANY OEM Manufacturers like Dell or Asus, gateway, Lenovo, Acer, A N Y T H I N G that has everything together so I can just swap in my AMD FX 8120?
 

Gam3r01

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AM3+ systems were never really made as cheap OEM systems.
FM2+ is the platform OEMs used, because an AM3+ system would require a GPU as well. OEMs can produce much cheaper systems using an FM2+ setup with an APU instead.

So Im going to lean towards no, you will not be able to find a system to just drop it in.
My advice, sell the FX for the couple bucks its worth, and just buy a cheap 3rd or 4th gen intel system if you really want a secondary system, you would spend the same amount of money.
 

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