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So yeah i was planning to upgrade my girlfriend's rig for gaming.

I wanted to get her a phenom 955/965 BE and a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 to have an all black/red look, without spending too much.
Any other suggestion for good cpu/mobo combos? (around 300$)

Her current rig is
Athlon x3 455
Biostar n68s3+
2x4 GB RipjawsX 1600 mhz 9-9-9-24
Powercolor Radeon 5770 PCS+
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB
Western Digital Caviar Green 1,5 TB
Antec High Current Gamer 620w
Bitfenix Shinobi Black
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ (to be switched with an antec Kuhler 620 H2O)
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post #2 of 26
What games does she play?
    
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post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Lot of Skyrim right now.
Will be switching the Gpu later on. (possibly for a 7850) once they are out.
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post #4 of 26
do you have a microcenter near you? they have the best deals on cpu+mobo combos. you could get a 2500k with a decently nice motherboard from them within your budget
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post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 
No microcenter near me.
I live in Montreal.
I work in retail so i will be getting the Intel retail edge deals when they come out. In about 4-5 months.
But i just felt like doing an AMD machine.
I am also not interested in getting a bulldozer build.
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post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
i wanted to keep the color scheme though lol all black/red.
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post #8 of 26
Get the Phenom X4 960T with that mobo.
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Pentium D 920@3.2Ghz@1.325v(bios) ECS 945P-A SLI-Xfire motherboard XFX 9400GT 2Gig OCZ Special Ops Edition PC2 6400@760Mhz 
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Microsoft wireless Thermaltake Purepower 430NP Thermaltake Bach HTPC case Microsoft wireless 
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post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sophath View Post

i wanted to keep the color scheme though lol all black/red.

ahh well i see. I'm sorry.
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775 HP
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @3.20GHz HP p750f Intergraded 4 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Hitachi HD725032GLA360 Windows 7 64 bit Element 40' Dell Stock 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Stock HP stock Microsoft 3.0 TV 
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Gaming Rig
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775 HP
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @3.20GHz HP p750f Intergraded 4 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Hitachi HD725032GLA360 Windows 7 64 bit Element 40' Dell Stock 
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post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Narwhal_Revenge View Post

ahh well i see. I'm sorry.

It's fine. But would a 1055t be better for gaming than a 955/965?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 3930k Rampage IV Gene EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW G.Skill Sniper 4x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Intel 520 Western Digital Caviar green Western Digital Caviar Blue Corsair H100 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
ap-15 x4 Windows 7 Ultimate Asus VH232H Cooler Master CM Storm Quickfire Pro 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650w Fractal Arc Mini Cooler Master Xornet 
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Little Monster
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 3930k Rampage IV Gene EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW G.Skill Sniper 4x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Intel 520 Western Digital Caviar green Western Digital Caviar Blue Corsair H100 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
ap-15 x4 Windows 7 Ultimate Asus VH232H Cooler Master CM Storm Quickfire Pro 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650w Fractal Arc Mini Cooler Master Xornet 
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