I currently have 250$ and I'm about to go hit the buy button right now. I was saving for a graphics card but decided I don't need one atm as I'm content with the FPS I can get right now. Instead now I'd like to upgrade my RIG for handling 64bit After Effects plugins and 1080P footage. such as Particular (particle generator, can get really laggy)
I think I'd benefit from the ram greatly, but I am not sure on the CPU upgrade (also how annoying it is to take off the heatsink with those sharp razorblades they put on them lol), would I see a big performance increase?
hmm, it seems to say AM3 will work on this board, could I possibly get one of the new 8cores then?
Nvm.. I forgot the 8 cores are AM3+ only.
Anyway can't believe the 6 core is out of stock lol
So I'd either be getting that, or:
This, which is considerably cheaper and has a possibility to unlock to 6
and this ram:
(value ram here, is it worth it? It has perfect reviews.)
My mobo says
4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1)
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 1666(OC)/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
Does that mean I can only use up to 1333? But I can OC it higher?
So with the 4 core+ value ram I could get that stuff for 195$
or If I go for the 6core which is out of stock currently, with value ram I'd have to spend 260$
Edited by MiyaDV - 2/23/12 at 6:17am