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*UPDated*


I wasn't entirely sure where to post this.

Ok so I'm planning on just upgrading my motherboard,cpu and ram.

I want a decent board to overclock on, a decent processor and 8gbs of ram. As well as a heatsink fan combo ideally 92mm.

This is what I've come up with so far, I'll let you guys decide what should be done.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835999009

Total before shipping: $304.96

mostly its for me to upgrade my processor and motherboard for now and have something I'm free to overclock and game on in the free time.

I also listen to music and watch movies, us some photo shop and other randomness.


Overall it doesn't sound bad to me right now, I'll let you be the judge.(keep in mind my sig rig)


Keep in mind this is not going to turn into a bashing thread do not post anything bashing someones suggested part list unless there is indeed a distinct better option. If so, do so politely and point out why your option is in fact the overall better of the two.
Edited by .nikon - 2/29/12 at 12:29pm
     
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I would say for the cooler, get this instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
 
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You really should get a motherboard with 8+2 phase VRM. I'd also recommend a 960t over a FX-4100.
Edited by Xylene - 2/27/12 at 5:46pm
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If you want to go the Intel route (NOT trying to convert, a suggestion! rolleyes.gif ) the i3 actually performs REALLY well, overclocking won't be needed. You could use this combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279
 
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Quote:
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If you want to go the Intel route (NOT trying to convert, a suggestion! rolleyes.gif ) the i3 actually performs REALLY well, overclocking won't be needed. You could use this combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279

kinda seemed like op was interested in overclocking for overclocking's sake. performance on an i3 is alright and might be comparable to the 4100 in certain benchmarks and applications, but without the option of easily overclocking.

with that said, i still recommend a 960t or a 970 sans heatsink (since you are going to be using an aftermarket cooler).

for the cooler, unless space is an issue, i would go with what was recommended earlier, the hyper 212 Evo.
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post #6 of 11
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Thank you all for your helpful imput.

that 960t is looking very convinsing ill update my list when I get home from work until then

Thanks everybody.

I'm still quite torn on my decision of processors because that 960t is just a little more and puts me over budget anbd the 212 is unfortunately too big for my old case.

I have determined to at least switch to a better board.

I've never been a huge fan of gigabyte but this seems to be a decent little OCing board(after bios update some say but I make sure to do that with new boards anyways)

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I don't know if you have a microcenter in your area, but if you do: $110 for an FX 4100 and a motherboard. .
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Stevman that would just be awesome but unfortunately, I do not.
     
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bumping for clarity.
     
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kinda seemed like op was interested in overclocking for overclocking's sake. performance on an i3 is alright and might be comparable to the 4100 in certain benchmarks and applications
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