As some of you may know I have been planning an upgrade .... Based on my budget and research I have decided on the following..
AMD FX 8120 Black Edition 3.1GHz Eight-Core Socket AM3+ Boxed Processor
ASUS Sabertooth Socket AM3+ 990FX ATX AMD Motherboard
both bundled for $280
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 8GB Memory Modules) $110
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-240G 240GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with SandForce 2281 Controller $170 ($160 after rebate)
and one of the following coolers.. (I decided to forgo the water thing..
CoolerMaster TPC-812 CPU Cooler
CoolerMaster V6GT Universal CPU Cooler
CoolerMaster X6 Elite Universal CPU Cooler
CoolerMaster Hyper 612 PWM Universal CPU Cooler
The coolers range in price from $50-$70 but I am thinking more on Specs.. I thin the 812 is the best bang for my buck.. What do you guys think.