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Hey so when i get my taxes im planing on upgrading and would just like some ideas on components.Been browsing newegg and so far ive come up with this.Not sure on which GPU im going with atm most likely an ATI 6k series.Any advice would be appreciated.Thanks

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX
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Any reason for sticking with the AMD cpu + mobo?
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Any reason for sticking with the AMD cpu + mobo?

Not really any suggestions?
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post #4 of 10
Price / value is with Intel.

But what is your budget aim?

Maybe consider sticking with your current chip and upgrading your vid. card

or

changing board, ram and if you afford video card as well.
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Originally Posted by ginger_nuts View Post

Price / value is with Intel.
But what is your budget aim?
Maybe consider sticking with your current chip and upgrading your vid. card
or
changing board, ram and if you afford video card as well.

Current budget is around 600 usd.Thanks
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post #6 of 10
don't know where you're located but if you live near a microcenter, you can snag a 2500k + mobo for about $320 or a 2600k + mobo for about $420. (this is depending on which mobo you go with)

I'll echo onto what ginger was saying how intel is offering a much better value.

a 6k series or a 500 series is a great path to take. Best bang for buck imo is probably the 560ti, but thats more of a preference. Regardless, you're golden either path you take.
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slightly over budget but some idea what to aim for thumb.gif

Sorry for delay, but it is getting late here :-)
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With $600 to upgrade, I would go with the 2500K and a new board like the others have mentioned already.
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If you are just playing games your current cpu, ram and mobo is more than enough. I mean a c2q can still play all modern games and that is comparable in performance to a ddr2 + piix4 setup. I would just upgrade your video and get a good audio setup if you are into your music... you may also want to invest in an ssd 60gb if you just want your OS and a couple programs, however a 120gb should be big enough to totally replace your C drive as long as you don't have a million steam games...
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One of the reasons i was planing on sticking to amd was so i didnt have to purchase another waterblock.But im taking the suggestions into consideration.thanks
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