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    Upgrade woes

    I have currently:

    Asus M3A78 Pro AM2+
    800MHz 6400 4GB
    GeForce 275GTX.

    Thinking about upgrading to:
    i7 920
    X58 Motherboard
    6GB Triple Channel
    Price. ~£500.

    Or

    AMD 965 AM2+ £120.00
    New Corsair H50 + £55.00
    4GB 1066Ram (My Motherboard supports it).


    Do you think the i7 will be THAT much better? Of course it will be, but is it worth the £300?

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    Re: Upgrade woes

    Depeds on you, how you'll use it, how often you upgrade etc
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Upgrade woes

    I haven't upgraded my processor for quite a while. I game alot, and I've been noticing some slow down etc dow and again, but nothing major.

    I feel like my mobo, cpu, etc is pretty outdated, but it does run quite well.

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    Re: Upgrade woes

    Quote Originally Posted by spac3d View Post
    I haven't upgraded my processor for quite a while. I game alot, and I've been noticing some slow down etc dow and again, but nothing major.

    I feel like my mobo, cpu, etc is pretty outdated, but it does run quite well.
    I would not overclock a 125W TDP Phenom II X4 using the Asus M3A78 PRO,however the Phenom II X4 comes with a pretty decent stock cooler which has copper heatpipes.

    IMHO,the OP should just replace their current CPU with a 125W C3 stepping Phenom II X4 965 and keep their existing RAM. I would save the rest of their budget until 2011 as AMD will be releasing Bulldozer and also Intel should have newer architecture CPUs also out by then.

    A Phenom II or Core 2 quad core processor at 3GHZ is still good enough for gaming unless you are intending to use multiple HD5970 cards or something like that.
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 07-12-2009 at 06:11 PM.


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