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post #1 of 14
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My motherboard has burnt out so need a new one,
I thinking of upgrading now cpu and motherboard,
What should i get intel or AMD price vs performance, what do you suggest, I was thinking of getting a bulldozer but everyone say there not that good.

Spec of my build below,


Looking to upgrade in mid november
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post #2 of 14
get any z68 motherboard and get an intel 2500k because right now they are best money for value and ncix.com always has combo deals every week
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Im in the uk ?
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post #4 of 14
oh well newegg.com has good deals and they ship worldwide
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post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uber Awesome;15276801 
oh well newegg.com has good deals and they ship worldwide


Newegg.com = Shipping to USA
Newegg.ca = Shipping to Canada

That's as far as their shipping goes.



Edit:

It will depend highly on your budget, what components you need, and what you want to do with the system.

Just a motherboard and CPU and a budget of around $350
If it’s going to be a gaming rig I would strongly suggest the I5-2500K. As it stands it has a great price/performance ratio and will be the more future proof than anything AMD currently has to offer.

The early bulldozer benchmarks have shown that the AMD x6 series is similar gaming performance and not worth the extra $.

Encoding and video editing I have no idea what to suggest.
Edited by Max78 - 10/12/11 at 8:59am
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post #6 of 14
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Well i use my PC for gaming, music streaming movie's, watching videos, basic photo and video editing,and all office work,

I have a AMD 1055T at the moment and need a new board I think i can sell the cpu for about £70.

so is the vote i2500k, stick with the 1055T or get a better AMD CPU ?
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post #7 of 14
If you are going to stick with the GTX460 I would not bother upgrading to a 2500K, you will see little to no difference in frame rate.


If you ever decide to upgrade to something like SLI 570 then I would consider it.

Also what resolution is that monitor?
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post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
I have a normal LED TV 1366 x 768
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post #9 of 14
No upgraded is necessary at that resolution. You're fine if gaming is what you plan on doing.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by xquisit View Post
No upgraded is necessary at that resolution. You're fine if gaming is what you plan on doing.
I agree just replace your Mobo , you should be good for a while. But if you can get your hands on a 2500k For $150-$180 usd, thats about what there going for around here. Thats the best bang for buck(IMO)
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