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post #1 of 12
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I need it with no real budget in mind but please not terribly expensive.

This is my current system and I was looking at getting a computer that's build around the soon to be released i3-2120K.

Think you all could help me out?

I'd be keeping the GPU, Case and PSU for the time being. I have enough faith in OCN by this point to trust you lot.
     
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post #2 of 12
In all honesty, your system isn't very outdated, except maybe for the CPU and DDR2 ram.

If you want more cores and DDR3 ram, you'll obviously need a new mobo also, but your video card seems fine to me.

I just build my system not to long ago, aprox 5 weeks? it’s a great machine!.... all of the AMD parts are also dropping in price (upcoming bulldozer is surely causing this, no doubt)

You can copy off my system, all the parts I used are best bang for the buck!

I managed a very stable 3.9Ghz OC, RAM is 1600Mhz, 7,8,7 advertised timings, and Motherboard is full of heat sinks and is very nice looking…

My system price came up to 1200$ (taxes included), but I'm sure it would probably be arround 1100 or even 1000$ right now for the same parts.

Also, Bulldozer is supposed to come out soon, you might want to wait just a little bit longer.

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post #3 of 12
The problem is "not terribly expensive means something different to different people. At least give a rough estimate.

I wouldn't bother upgrading to a 2120K personally, I'd go with the 2500K, some games already use more than 2 cores, it's not much more. But for roughly 500-600 you should be able to get 2500K + mobo + memory which sounds like all you need.
     
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post #4 of 12
Do you really need to upgrade? What is it that you do that your computer can't handle? Yes, a dual core is a bit dated, but unless you're playing something that desperately needs it, stick with what you have.

If you do really want to upgrade, I'd like to see how well the i3k does before suggesting a build.
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post #5 of 12
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Just after seeing the i3 vs i7 thread at 4GHz, that's proof enough of all I need. Yes, granted, I just lapped the CPU and am working on possibly going under water with it, however, I don't see the point in going under water with such an old outdated CPU. I say outdated because it's a C2 stepping so unless I have a really killer watercooling setup, I'm stuck where I sit for overclocking.

An i3-2120K should be plenty for me. If someone else can get perfectly good frames from a first generation i3 at 4GHz, the second generation can only yield more correct?

And to answer that final question, I was playing Left 4 Dead 2 and frames dropped down to around 45fps during mild action points and even lower during heavy points. Hence why I would enjoy having a chip that is more up to date. Not only that, but it'll run cooler and probably be faster than this overclocked chip at stock.
     
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what is your budget?

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1600 $49.99 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427

ASUS P8P67-M PRO $149.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131707

i5-2500K $224.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

Subtotal: $424.97

Use the other components you alrdy have, HSF, PSU, Case, GPU

This will give you the ability to OC and will outlive a i3 by a year or more, since you would end up upgrading do to performance issues later anyway.
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post #7 of 12
If you go with my setup (CPU-Board), you can always upgrade the CPU to bulldozer in a couple of months.

Maybe just get the MSI board I have plus some DDR3 RAM. Keep your current CPU. Once bulldozer is out, then just update the CPU.

This will save you some $$
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Bulldozer will require AM3+ motherboards, and will NOT work with any current AM3 boards.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...forms_AMD.html

That said, 45 FPS isn't exactly horrible. Still, as other have said, I'd at least wait for some reviews before deciding to grab it.

A budget would also be helpful.
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by banthracis View Post
Bulldozer will require AM3+ motherboards, and will NOT work with any current AM3 boards.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...forms_AMD.html

That said, 45 FPS isn't exactly horrible. Still, as other have said, I'd at least wait for some reviews before deciding to grab it.

A budget would also be helpful.
MAN.... people are starting to get anoying with this.

MSI just came out with a new BIOS version 18.2 that upgrade my 890FX board for AM3+ support. My fricken board even advertises AM3+ on it.

Here is the proof MSI web link.... scroll down to see.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/890FXA...html#?div=BIOS


BTW, ASUS also has a board compatible
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post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
AMD is okay for the pricing, mind you I got my CPU for $60 shipped so it was a steal, yet it's no longer the "best bang for the buck". When the 2120K comes out, I'll upgrade to that; I'm not going to side-grade to another Phenom II chip and THEN buy bulldozer. That's using just as much money doing THAT as it is waiting for Intel and upgrading all at once.
     
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