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Telapicus_old  posted on Feb 01, 2011 8:29:34 PM - Report post


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Hey everyone

recently i got some money about $1100 and i wanted to upgrade my system i already have some hardware that ive researched but i need a second opinion my current system is as follows:
(the parts i show are the ones im upgrading)

Case:
Antec 600
CPU:
AMD phenom 2 x4 965 BE not oc stock cooler
Mobo:
GA-790XT-USB3
RAM:
4gb of ddr3 1333

i have not made any mods to any of these but i wanted to upgrade i chose amd beacuse im just a fan of them the site i link the parts to is the place im buying them from

RAM: 2x4gb 1333 ddr3
Link
CPU cooler: Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
Link
Case: Coolermaster Haf X 942
Link
CPU: AMD Phenom 2 x6 1090T BE
Link
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Rev2.1
Link

And all of this comes in at $1001 including delivery
the mobo im concerned about beacuse the haf x and most other cases have alot of fans but i didnt want my build to look cheap and i heard alot of good if not 9/10 reviews. So do you think this is a good upgrade for price and perfermance wise.

[Edited by Telapicus, 2/1/2011 8:29:58 PM]

[Edited by Telapicus, 2/1/2011 8:30:21 PM]

 
DABhand  posted on Feb 01, 2011 8:49:44 PM - Report post

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Wouldnt go for that CPU cooler, it will block the air flow to the back fan, the case isn't deep as you would think.

EDIT: Why not go for a safe water cooling method.

www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_45&products_id=12235

[Edited by DABhand, 2/1/2011 8:55:33 PM]

 
Telapicus_old  posted on Feb 01, 2011 9:07:31 PM - Report post


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i was thinking about the h50 or the h70 but ive never watercooled before i do know that you dont have to refill this one though so i might give it a try

[Edited by Telapicus, 2/1/2011 9:17:17 PM]

 
saurabhfzd  posted on Feb 01, 2011 9:21:29 PM - Report post

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not considering an Intel X58 based Mobo? or perhaps the Asus Rampage III Extreme(ROG)? maybe the prices have come down somewhat.
 
Telapicus_old  posted on Feb 01, 2011 9:22:35 PM - Report post


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nah never liked intel too expensive for me
 
saurabhfzd  posted on Feb 01, 2011 9:52:53 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Telapicus

nah never liked intel too expensive for me

i have to admit...Intel is expensive and with regards to price vs performance AMD would be the obvious choice. just thought i'd suggest an alternative

 
Telapicus_old  posted on Feb 01, 2011 9:56:12 PM - Report post


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nah its fine mate thats the exzact reason i chose amd cheap sure but it's not useless i do upload alot of videos and processing them is a pain so i thought i needed a upgrade thanks for the help so far guys.
 
saurabhfzd  posted on Feb 01, 2011 10:34:09 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Telapicus

nah its fine mate thats the exzact reason i chose amd cheap sure but it's not useless i do upload alot of videos and processing them is a pain so i thought i needed a upgrade thanks for the help so far guys.

u're absolutely correct. just because something's affordable doesn't make it bad. no way. almost everybody has to stick to a budget.

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