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    Need help with choose pc upgrade

    hi guys,

    i am about to give my current pc to my best friend (i promised, so can't back down now) and i need help with upgrading my pc.

    my current pc spec:-
    amd phenom ii 955 black edition
    msi 770-c45
    4gb ram
    His hd5770 1gb graphics card
    mid-tower pc case


    i'm selling only the tower without hard drive.

    I'm only wanting slightly better than what i currently have, but my problem is that i don't know what cpu, gfx card and motherboard are slightly better than my current spec. Can anyone please help me?

    thanks!

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    Re: Need help with choose pc upgrade

    What hardware and software do you need and what is the budget?? What do you use the system for??


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    Re: Need help with choose pc upgrade

    it's going to be used for the odd gaming, but mainly for video/photo editing. i really don't want to pay more than £400. Could you also please tell me the difference between phenom, fx and the A** processors as i am very confused. Which one is better if i could pay upto £90 for cpu?

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    What parts can you re-use and do you have a copy of an OS??

    You will need to spend at least £70 to £80 to get a new card which will equal your HD5770,and around £80 to £90 if you want something a bit better.


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    Re: Need help with choose pc upgrade

    thanks for your help mate. i already have windows 7 and 8. Other than hard drive, monitor, keyboard & mouse, nothing else.

    Would you know the differences between the cpu's mate? I don't want to pay more than £90 for cpu. Also what motherboard can you recommend?

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    Re: Need help with choose pc upgrade

    Here is the spec i could build:-

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition + heat sink - £76
    PowerColor HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB GDDR5 - £88
    Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - £50
    Crucial 8GB DDR3 1866Mhz Ballistix Tactical - £45
    BitFenix Merc Alpha Gaming Case - £29
    XFX Pro 450W Core Edition '80 Plus Bronze' PSU - £40
    Toshiba (7K1000.D) 1TB SATA 6GB/s 32MB Cache - OEM (DT01ACA100) HDD - £54
    Samsung SH-118AB/BEBE SATA 18x DVD-ROM (Black) - OEM - £15

    What do you think? How good is this compared to my current system spec?

    Is there anything that you would change to gain performance/save energy or money?

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    Re: Need help with choose pc upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by nasorpc View Post
    Here is the spec i could build:-

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition + heat sink - £76
    PowerColor HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB GDDR5 - £88
    Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - £50
    Crucial 8GB DDR3 1866Mhz Ballistix Tactical - £45
    BitFenix Merc Alpha Gaming Case - £29
    XFX Pro 450W Core Edition '80 Plus Bronze' PSU - £40
    Toshiba (7K1000.D) 1TB SATA 6GB/s 32MB Cache - OEM (DT01ACA100) HDD - £54
    Samsung SH-118AB/BEBE SATA 18x DVD-ROM (Black) - OEM - £15

    What do you think? How good is this compared to my current system spec?

    Is there anything that you would change to gain performance/save energy or money?
    I would get the following CPU,motherboard and RAM instead:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/409191-amd-fx-...-fd6300wmhkbox

    http://www.ebuyer.com/436858-biostar...herboard-ta970

    http://www.ebuyer.com/342352-crucial...d1609ds1s00ceu

    If you get this HD7770,you will get Farcry3 and Sleeping Dogs free:

    http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-am...=hd7770&src=16


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post

    Thanks very much for the spec mate. Compared to the 965 BE cpu, what are the advantages of this FX cpu?

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    Here's that CPU vs your old one in Anandtech bench:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=699

    Or Passmark (single score):
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 4026
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 4326
    AMD FX-6300 Six-Core 6602

    Or even here:
    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/AMD-Phenom-I...vs-AMD-FX-6300

    Note that any of those CPUs can be overclocked too. You might want to read up on some CPUs reviews.

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    Re: Need help with choose pc upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    Here's that CPU vs your old one in Anandtech bench:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=699
    Intriguing, the FX6300 even wins in the lightly threaded first pass of x264. Guess that finally makes the old Phenom II range genuinely redundant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Intriguing, the FX6300 even wins in the lightly threaded first pass of x264. Guess that finally makes the old Phenom II range genuinely redundant!
    Eventually! But I think the reason they stopped improving the 'stars' core in Llano had less to do with BD being a good idea and more to do with their new architecture being easier to re-work: not much (any?) handlayout so making it far easier to tweak and scale. Both BD, bobcat and jaguar are meant to be easy to scale with synthetic layout. This probably costs them a bit in terms of die area and max speed though.

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    Re: Need help with choose pc upgrade

    thanks for the info guys...doesn't the fx6300 have integrated gpu? if so, whats it like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nasorpc View Post
    thanks for the info guys...doesn't the fx6300 have integrated gpu? if so, whats it like?
    No FX's don't have integrated video. Trinity (A4/A6/A10) on FM2 motherboards do, and their graphic performance is quite good: around HD 6670 level but depending on RAM speeds (dual channel DDR3 @ 1866+ is a lot faster than single DDR3 @ 1600 for instance). THG recently did a comparision:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/memory...w-32623-8.html

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    Re: Need help with choose pc upgrade

    Thanks for clarifying that kompukare mate. I also need a fast SSD drive for windows boot up, nothing too expensive. I plan to use:-

    1. SSD to boot up and if possible have all major programs running from it
    2. Use my current 500gb drive for additional stuff like games and files.
    3. Later buy an external 2 or 3tb harddrive (with ethernet option????) to store/backup large amounts of data and share files, such as movies around the house.

    What do you think? Is that a good idea? If not, why not?

    So what SSD do you recommed?

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    All SSDs are fast, it's hard to eyeball speed differences between them. I would take a look at the reliability reviews and results.
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    Re: Need help with choose pc upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    All SSDs are fast, it's hard to eyeball speed differences between them. I would take a look at the reliability reviews and results.
    Right thanks! I like the spec that CAT-THE-FIFTH posted, but i would like a final clarification between cat's spec and the following two specifications i have compiled:-

    SPEC 1
    AMD A10-5800K Black Edition 3.80GHz (Socket FM2) APU Trinity Quad Core Processor
    Asus F2A55 AMD A55 Chipset (Socket FM2) DDR3 ATX Motherboard
    Patriot Viper "Black Mamba" Generation 3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-17000C11 2133MHz Dual CHannel Kit

    SPEC 2
    Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail
    Samsung Green (MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 1600MHz 30nm Dual Channel Kit
    Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3

    WHICH ONE IS THE BEST in your opinions?
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