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    AMD7750 - Value for money

    I currently use an X2 4200 2.2Ghz. For £50 the AMD7750 seems great value (with good OC potential) . Anyone tried it yet?

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    Re: AMD7750 - Value for money

    By all accounts it is a good CPU for the price. Being a Black Edition it will be multiplier unlocked. so easy to overclock.

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    Re: AMD7750 - Value for money

    The X2 7750+ is based on the original Phenom architechure so it will be faster clock for clock when compared to your existing processor. The unlocked multiplier will mean that you should be able to get upto 3ghz at least.

    The X2 7750+ at stock speed is faster than X2 6000+ so it will be a good speed increase. The only thing is that the processor has greater power consumption than even an X2 6000+ so you will need to check if your motherboard will be able to support it!


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    Re: AMD7750 - Value for money

    Sounds very tempting and the board can definitely take it (although i'm thinking of upgrading that anyway)

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    Re: AMD7750 - Value for money

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephince View Post
    Sounds very tempting and the board can definitely take it (although i'm thinking of upgrading that anyway)
    Why do you want to upgrade the board? Might be a good idea to post what set up you have and what your using it for, Then someone could advise you how to get the best performance for the least cash.

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    Re: AMD7750 - Value for money

    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Why do you want to upgrade the board? Might be a good idea to post what set up you have and what your using it for, Then someone could advise you how to get the best performance for the least cash.
    I think the OP has a GTX275 or is considering one from what I have read in the other threads. I think he/she has an Akasa 460w PSU already.

    Posting full specs of the existing system will help though.


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    Re: AMD7750 - Value for money

    Current specs (sorry, i know i should add them to my profile)

    Akasa 460W psu
    4x1GB Corsair DDR2 800Mhz
    Athlon x2 4200 2.2
    Gainward 8800GTS 512 - almost certainly buying a GTX275 soon, will then perhaps think about using the 8800 for physx or buying a second 275 for sli which brings me on to the motherboard..
    AMD MA770 S3, only 1 pci graphics slot. I'm thinking of an Asus M3N72-D to give myself the second PCI graphics slot.
    Also have SoundBlaster X fi, 2 Seagate 320gb and dvd rw.

    I think that's everything.

    Edit: As for usage, games of course! Crysis/DOW2. Very tempted by Far Cry 2.

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    Re: AMD7750 - Value for money

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephince View Post
    Current specs (sorry, i know i should add them to my profile)

    Akasa 460W psu
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    Gainward 8800GTS 512 - almost certainly buying a GTX275 soon, will then perhaps think about using the 8800 for physx or buying a second 275 for sli which brings me on to the motherboard..
    AMD MA770 S3, only 1 pci graphics slot. I'm thinking of an Asus M3N72-D to give myself the second PCI graphics slot.
    Also have SoundBlaster X fi, 2 Seagate 320gb and dvd rw.

    I think that's everything.

    Edit: As for usage, games of course! Crysis/DOW2. Very tempted by Far Cry 2.
    If you are going SLI you would need at least a decent 700w PSU IMHO for twin GTX275 cards.

    However if you are gaming at 1920X1200 and under one GTX275 should be good enough TBH. By the time it becomes a limitation it maybe better to get a newer architecture graphics card.

    I would also look at getting a Phenom II X3 720 or X4 920 as FarCry 2 makes use of triple and quad cores. Alternatively an X3 710 will do the job too.

    The Phenom II X3 720 has an unlocked multiplier so it should be easier to overclock.

    You may have to upgrade the BIOS on your motherboard but is should work as the current Phenom II processors are listed as being compatible on the Gigabyte webpage for your motherboard.

    I would definitely look at getting a decent 500w to 600w PSU though to replace your existing one.


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    Re: AMD7750 - Value for money

    I was thinking of as much as an 850W if need to buy one. Build in some forward expandability!

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    Re: AMD7750 - Value for money

    hmm seems to me that cat-the-fith has a point, the 7750 is a bit underpowered for a 275, especially in sli. am using a AMD 720x3 atm and have to say its amazingly good for games for the price. would be a better buy than the 7750. even a 710x3 would be a better option. are you definitly going AMD?

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    Re: AMD7750 - Value for money

    Yes, motherboard is AM2+ and i wont change it unless i have to.

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