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I have an inquiry about upgrading smile.gif
Come christmas time when I upgrade. I have 2 options and not sure which will be best. So here they are, let's see what you guys say.
1. Intel upgrade. New motherboard and CPU. Preferably the Gigabyte Sniper M3 and Intel i5 3570k.
2. AMD upgrade. New motherboard and SSD. I've been looking at the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 which is confirmed to unlock my 960t. Gaining me 1-2 more cores and a better power phase system for more stable clocks on my current chip. Leaving my headroom in my budget to get an SSD and maybe a few other small things I've been wanting.
Main reason I'm looking to upgrade is better performance in some games (specifically PlanetSide 2), and more performance overall while gaming when recording.
Now let's see what you guys think thumb.gif

Go with your Intel instincts.
post #202 of 409
Please excuse my Bias.

Though you WANT the Gigabyte sniper M3 and Intel i5 3570k.

Because having a 960T myself, turns out that 960T Hex-cores are slower than their quad-core counter parts.

That's just what I was thinking, So go intel! thumb.gif
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Thanks for the feedback guys, and welcome iwalkwiththedead smile.gif
I really love the look of the M3 so I was always leaning that way a bit. Just means I'll have to wait for the other little things but no big deal. Hope to have updates for you guys sooner then later thumbsupsmiley.png
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Go Intel, because Intel. biggrin.gif

Love this pic...
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Thanks E. The more I take pictures the more fun it becomes. Now I just need a dslr camera wink.gif
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If both options are about the same price, I'd definitely go with AMD motherboard + SSD.
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Axi just had to show up and encourage me the other way tongue.gif
It'll take some thinking, and come the time ordering I'll see what my exact budget is and go from there smile.gif
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Axi just had to show up and encourage me the other way tongue.gif
It'll take some thinking, and come the time ordering I'll see what my exact budget is and go from there smile.gif

Don't do it!

you'll be a lot happier with a 3570k than your 960T!

you can always upgrade to an SSD at a later date, I mean... you've lived this long without one right? rolleyes.gif
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Axi just had to show up and encourage me the other way tongue.gif
It'll take some thinking, and come the time ordering I'll see what my exact budget is and go from there smile.gif

 

If you had plans to run dual-GPU's off that puny power supply, I'd have to say go Intel and bump up the PSU. But from our research on Planetside 2 a few nights ago, the benefits of an i5 over a highly clocked Phenom II on single GPU system will be out-weighed by the general performance increase you will get from an SSD and the extra 2 cores on your Phenom. That's just my opinion though :P
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250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
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Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
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2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
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I agree that for the single cause of PlanetSide 2 I would benefit more from the AMD upgrade. However I have no doubt that within another 6 months after upgrading (sticking to AMD) I will still want to go Intel. We'll have to see my official budget in a week or 2.

Also my new RAM is on the way from kow_ciller which is a 2000mhz set of Patriot sticks. These sticks will really only shine if I get myself an Ivy platform.
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