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Poll Results: Which component to upgrade first?

 
  • 16% (1)
    AMD Phenom II X4 B50 3.2GHz --> AMD Phenom II X4 *** BE (not decided exactly what model but defiantly a BE)
  • 83% (5)
    Stock AMD cooler --> Noctua NH-D14
  • 0% (0)
    4GB corsair XMS3 --> 16GB corsair vengeance LP
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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi

I have a few upgrades I want to get but I need help prioritising. If you can think of another component that would be better to upgrade first then please post below. Info on why you chose that component would be appreciated.

I might consider bulldozer for the cpu also.

Thanks
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post #2 of 10
NH-D14. You'll be able to keep using it in a few upgrades time, and your CPU and RAM are sufficient, whilst a stock cooler, is not. tongue.gif
post #3 of 10
i dont think i would change cpu. you should just add another 6870 or ssd. to me, this is where youll see a performance gain.

if your not into ocing,the d14 is a waste of money. theres alot cheap solutions out there. is there any reason you would need 16 gigs of ram? if not ,8 gigs should be more than enough.
Edited by toyz72 - 1/5/12 at 10:35am
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by toyz72 View Post

i dont think i would change cpu. you should just add another 6870 or ssd. to me, this is where youll see a performance gain.
if your not into ocing,the d14 is a waste of money. theres alot cheap solutions out there. is there any reason you would need 16 gigs of ram? if not ,8 gigs should be more than enough.

I wanted the noctua and the BE cpu to go together for some high overclocking. wouldnt my current cpu bottleneck a 6870 Xfire? I wanted 16gb of ram because I heard that it does make a difference even if you dont use 8gb. I also wanted 16GB of RAM for the bragging rights.biggrin.gif

I recently got a WD caviar black because the price per GB of a ssd is too much for me atm. Also I think SSDs are still in beta if you know what I mean, what with the problems some people have been having.
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post #5 of 10
I don't think you will see the difference from 8GB-> 16GB enough to warrant the purchase tongue.gif
I'd get the cooler first, then the CPU. It'd be annoying to have the CPU but not enough cooling power to bust a decent overclock.
Perhaps save until you can afford the CPU and the Cooler, and get them together?
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by McMogg View Post

I don't think you will see the difference from 8GB-> 16GB enough to warrant the purchase tongue.gif
I'd get the cooler first, then the CPU. It'd be annoying to have the CPU but not enough cooling power to bust a decent overclock.
Perhaps save until you can afford the CPU and the Cooler, and get them together?

I think I will get the cooler then the cpu so I an oc my current cpu higher and when I get my new cpu It will be cool from the off. I dont know weather to get a K10 or a bulldozer cpu. whichever I get it will probably be 4 core as I dont see the point of more cores if most games wont support them. I might get 6GB of low density seriously high speed low latency ram instead of 16GB of average high speed ram then.
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post #7 of 10
Yeah you don't really need to upgrade. Cooler + OC is the best upgrade from what I see.
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post #8 of 10
Did not vote but my recommendations are . . .

1. A cooler master 212+ cooler or higher is you plan on overclocking and buying a 6 core or higher cpu.

2. Just 4 more GB of RAM, since they are still cheap.

Approximate total for both is $75. You can probably add a good quality TIM but the one that comes with the 212 is decent enough.

Your system is well balanced as it is.
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post #9 of 10
If you spend your money wisely enough you can probably get both another 4 GB of ram and a good aftermarket cooler for less than $50.

Here's what i would get:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145328
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
post #10 of 10
whichever I get it will probably be 4 core as I dont see the point of more cores if most games wont support them.g.gif
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