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post #1 of 13
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I am planning to upgrade my sig comp for around $300. I need a new CPU and GPU, so I was thinking perhaps a x4 955 and a 6850/ gtx 460. What would you suggest?
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WD Caviar Black 640GB+ WD Caviar 250GB LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO Windows 7 Professional x64 
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post #2 of 13
Since the Bulldozer is almost here, it is better to wait and see what the new chips can do. If the performance/buck is not good then go for the x4 955, I'm sure the price would go down when new chips are out.

And besides, the HD6850/GTX460 would have dropped a bit more in terms of price by then.
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post #3 of 13
GPU

CPU

Good to go!
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post #4 of 13
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Well then hopefully they come soon because I want to upgrade ASAP. Retail availability for Bulldozer is probably a month away. Idk how much it will change prices of the already relatively cheap phenom 2s
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Phenom II X4 955 Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P EVGA GTX 460 1GB 6GB DDR2 @ 675mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 640GB+ WD Caviar 250GB LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO Windows 7 Professional x64 
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Westinghouse 22 inch ABS M1 Antec Earthwatts 500 Antec Designer 500 
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Phenom II X4 955 Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P EVGA GTX 460 1GB 6GB DDR2 @ 675mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 640GB+ WD Caviar 250GB LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO Windows 7 Professional x64 
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Westinghouse 22 inch ABS M1 Antec Earthwatts 500 Antec Designer 500 
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post #5 of 13
If you can't wait get a 955 and a hyper 212+ hsf and a 5850. If you wait on bulldozer you will need a new motherboard too.
post #6 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip View Post
If you can't wait get a 955 and a hyper 212+ hsf and a 5850. If you wait on bulldozer you will need a new motherboard too.
Where can I get a cheap 5850?

And I wouldn't change platform. Bulldozer's factor is that it may lower the prices on existing parts
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Phenom II X4 955 Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P EVGA GTX 460 1GB 6GB DDR2 @ 675mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 640GB+ WD Caviar 250GB LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Westinghouse 22 inch ABS M1 Antec Earthwatts 500 Antec Designer 500 
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Phenom II X4 955 Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P EVGA GTX 460 1GB 6GB DDR2 @ 675mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 640GB+ WD Caviar 250GB LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO Windows 7 Professional x64 
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post #7 of 13
the pII prices have definitely been dropping, and they should drop a bit more if BD comes out next month as we all hope
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by IcyPimpHand View Post
GPU

CPU

Good to go!
totally agree with this guy

pII price has already dropped, 955 were 150$+ like 1-2month ago now they are 120$ =)
post #9 of 13
955 is still 99.99 at Tiger with coupon code XGF30241
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6300 M5A99FX Pro 270 8G Rip-Z's 
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19 in. Sam. TPN-650 Source 530 
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post #10 of 13
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All right, the 6870 looks good and the 955 for 100 is great. Now, my case doesn't have the best cooling (2 92mm intake and one 120mm out) so should I get the reference 6870 or the msi one? I don't feel like upgrading the case.
Silent PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P EVGA GTX 460 1GB 6GB DDR2 @ 675mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 640GB+ WD Caviar 250GB LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Westinghouse 22 inch ABS M1 Antec Earthwatts 500 Antec Designer 500 
MouseAudio
Logitech G5 v2 Asus XONAR DX with JVC HA-RX 700 
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Silent PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P EVGA GTX 460 1GB 6GB DDR2 @ 675mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 640GB+ WD Caviar 250GB LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Westinghouse 22 inch ABS M1 Antec Earthwatts 500 Antec Designer 500 
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