PC upgrade help!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mf2385, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Currently Everquest looks like it's a single core game, so having a hexacore CPU is pretty pointless.

    As for Bulldozer, there's always hope that it exceeds the server performance in consumer workload.

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  2. mf2385

    mf2385 Banned

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    Ok so I guess for now the quad core is probably the best bet for gaming and yeah Everquest Next is gonna be awesome when that comes out :) I will definitely be looking into that and playing it. So I see from a TON of really awesome feedbacks and everything this quad core this

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
    (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727)

    Probably the best bet?!?

    With that CPU this would be my new upgraded parts I'd be buying what do you guys think?

    ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard
    (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131651)

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277)

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
    (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727)

    299$ with free shipping for those components from Newegg.

    and one more final question, in terms of ram is DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 big difference if I was to get the Corsair DDR3-1333 over the 1600?
     
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  3. Liranan

    Liranan Ancient Guru

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    Gigabyte, blasphemer! ;)

    Asus I recommend this board
    ASUS M4A88T-V EVO

    I can't recommend a Gigabyte board, as they're more expensive.
    Alternative Gigabyte board. GA-890GPA-UD3H
    It's a better board than the EVO but also more expensive.

    You must take Mosfet cooling into account, as they will get very hot, especially when overclocking. Hot Mosfets will cause instability, so you will need to get heatsinks for them, but then it's always better to get a somewhat better board anyway, and the EVO is pretty good.

    I really don't want to recommend Asus, as I'm partial to Gigabyte and continue to only buy them. Delta knows all about my Gigabyte fanboyism :D

    Ripjaws are excellent value, shame I can't get them from reputable sellers. I really hate how everything is made here but either super expensive or just unavailable :bang: Actually I'm not really into memory tweaking, so it doesn't really bother me that much.
     
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  4. mf2385

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    I probably won't be overclocking memory at all or CPU. So that being said. I am looking at a local Microcenter by me and see they have nice deal on this combo:

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4ghz
    Asus M4A87TD/USB3 Socket AM3 870 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Adata 4GB DDR3-1333 (PC3-10666) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 2GB Memory Modules)

    those for 279.99$ local pickup! so around 295 with tax probably. What do you guys think?
     

  5. Liranan

    Liranan Ancient Guru

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    I have no idea about US prices mate, how much would all of that be from Newegg?

    Edit: seems like an excellent price, I'd buy it.
     
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  6. mf2385

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    That would cost 299.99$ from Newegg

    yeah and should be pretty good in terms of performance for all my gaming and what not huh especially with DC Universe Online and Everquest in the future.

    :)
     
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  7. Liranan

    Liranan Ancient Guru

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    Quads will last another few years, as developers are being lazy in their implementation of multi core support. This is why I intend to stick with this lovely CPU for another year or two, at least.

    I know Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer will bring increases in speed and fps I'm not really that bothered, I'd rather buy a better video card than a new platform.

    Edit: you don't really need to OC that CPU, at 3.4 it's pretty fast already. I've OC'd mine because EVE is a CPU bound game, especially when I run more than two clients, and I want to gain more points in BOINC.
     
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    Sounds good thanks!!
     
  9. deltatux

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    I was going to recommend the 890GPA board but the ASUS motherboard offered a PCIe x4 slot over a PCIe x1 slot, so the ASUS one won since the prices were the same on NewEgg.

    Not sure about A-DATA, I'd recommend Corsair, G.Skill, Patriot, Mushkin, and OCZ.


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  10. Liranan

    Liranan Ancient Guru

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    I do love arguing over Asus and Gigabyte with you ;)

    I love A-Data, have exclusively used them for years. I have had several sticks break but after 15-20 sticks that's not abnormal. A-Data, like all brands has cheap and expensive modules, it all depends on how much you spend.

    The one thing everyone seems to agree on, however, is that Ripjaws are the best, if you can get them.
     

  11. johnny87au

    johnny87au Ancient Guru

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    Looks good to me, go back to the ripjaws/flares, better option imo.. Looks like a solid build.. with that setup You can easily run every game even have a good overclocking rig :)
     
  12. Kalish colt

    Kalish colt Active Member

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    That's confirmed, my rig is solid overall. Now you have a chance to get a 6870 or higher or maybe even Nvidia. Enjoy it my friend, pair it up with something good and it will last you long like it has for me. Crysis is relatively smooth on Enthusiast settings, as is Bad Company 2 and Black Ops.

    EDIT: I personally think Corsair is a great choice too but I have only experienced them with this rig. It's all good man, it's all good.

    Take care,
    Kalish
     
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