Budget upgrade time

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by itsmikey76, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. clawhamer

    clawhamer Ancient Guru

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    So the budget increased ;)

    Go with the g.skill memory that Agent linked to, nothing wrong with the Corsair but the g.skill is better and cheaper.
     
  2. itsmikey76

    itsmikey76 Master Guru

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    Doesn't it always?:grin:,but I'll go with the G.Skill it's what I have now and can't complain been rock solid.
     
  3. itsmikey76

    itsmikey76 Master Guru

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    One more question,I haven't been keeping up that much on the new i5's,so what's the difference between the 2500 and the 2500k?
     
  4. CoreyPL

    CoreyPL Master Guru

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    "K" series have unlocked multiplier, so you can overclock them. CPUs without "K" can only be overclocked by changing base clock, which makes them unstable even after a little change.

    Basically, if you want to OC, you must purchase "K" series CPU.
     

  5. itsmikey76

    itsmikey76 Master Guru

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  6. Xtreme1979

    Xtreme1979 Maha Guru

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    Foxconn makes so many different PC components, I'm sure your ASUS board is sporting something made by them. Many people think that only Apple uses them (in the news all the time i.e. slave labor), but this isn't the case. Foxconn is HUGE in China and the world.
     
  7. Xtreme1979

    Xtreme1979 Maha Guru

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    No I wouldn't buy computer parts from craigslist and this guy is prob selling his stuff to build an intel rig. If your trying to stick to that price go with this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186220
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    Brand new parts and in games the intel rig will be faster. Also, you have a upgrade path to Ivy Bridge if/when needed. Most people agree right now for budget performance it is increasingly hard to recommend AMD. Sad but true.
     

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