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#1 User is offline   XRogerX 

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

ok People I have been out of the loop for awhile now

so with you help I want to update my Motherboard ,CPU and tower
I know there new CPU called Vishera all my specs in my Sig
oh and I don't want to change the PSU or do you guys think
I should keep the one I got I do want to stay with Nvidia
I want to move Past the PII X4 AMD's and get something up
to date

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

I'm a big AMD fan. I think you are also, right?

If you ask me, AMD has a good thing going with their Trinity APUs on FM2 socket. But I'm not too impressed about their performance/gaming platform. I mean, Bulldozer and Piledriver FX-series processors could've been a good upgrade path if only they had fitted in AM3 socket.

I built an FX system a few months ago. It's an okay platform with an acceptable performance increase from Phenom, no more than that if you ask me.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

ok so what CPU and motherboard would you Suggest
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

I would suggest Intel, AMD is just too far behind when it comes to performance.
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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:56 AM

I don't know nothing about intel so if people would post some link for motherboards
and CPU I would be greatful as im behind on this stuff

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:39 AM

I'm out of the loop on recent Intel hardware also.

If you decide on the AMD path it's pretty easy though: You can get their best Vishera FX chip (currently FX-8350) and any 970 chipset board for under 300$.
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

What's your budget?
I like buying barebones kits, keep what I want, sell the rest.
http://www.tigerdire...Intel-Barebone

This would be my choice if you have the cash :) $1599
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This one is a nice water cooled barebones $1,033.00
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$599 (again sell the PSU)
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

beast's suggestions are spot on, but if budget is a factor maybe start with cpu and mb first. my 2700k is without a doubt the best performer i have up and running. paired with an asus sabertooth 1155 board it rocks. i have always been a amd fan around here but for me that phase has passed. 2700k and a good 1155 board will run you under 500 and some components you have are more than adequate to put together something that will smoke what you have now performance wise.
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:10 PM

I would suggest Ivy Bridge (3000 series) over Sandy Bridge (2000 series) they are faster clock for clock, they do however suffer in the heat department since intel decided to use TIM instead of solder between the IHS and die.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:33 PM

well I wish I has those part you posted and they are awesome
but I want to do it in steps for Example

I want to get a tower 1st, then motherboard CPU

im going to Keep the RAM ,DVD-ROM ,GTX 560Ti oh and the PSU

So all I would need is a motherboard ,CPU ,Tower

but my Budget is around $500-$600

oh and another thing I need a Case that will support A Water cooling Kit
pre-made, I cant afford a real Water cooling kit so i will have to take
the premade and a kit that will do better then the HN-D14
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811147053
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131877
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819113284

My picks for AMD...
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

ok someone helped me with the AMD system so ty

so anyone have any Ideas on the Intel side

I was thinking one of these boards but like

I said I know nothing about intell

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157295
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130643

but for intel I would be using this CPU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116504

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

That looks pretty good! The Gigabyte board has UEFI BIOS also which a plus.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:02 PM

definetly go with the uefi bios, so easy to use.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:21 PM

ok call me stupid but what board is that you guys are talking about?
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:51 PM

the msi board, i would try to swing for a 3770k vs the 3570k. more bang for the buck.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

I wish I could afford that CPU Eq but that's not going to happen

this is more harder to choose from then AMD lol

so im still trying to understand Intel lol
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:46 PM

even with the 3570k and the msi board the difference between amd are like night and day. hard for me to say too since i was always amd before but performance wise they dont compare. go with the 3570k and the msi board and you will not be sorry.
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

thanks Eq and when I do get the extra cash

im gongi to get Swiftech H220 and you can add to this

this will be the best one for later use

http://www.swiftech.com/H220.aspx#tab1

check it out then click on the tab called

(IN THE NEWS ) there a lot of videos is there and

they test out other watercooling Kits
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