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Hello

I am thinking of replacing my current motherboard with Asrock h77m and my cpu with either an pentium g630 or celeron g530.

People underestimate these names because they have been around for a while but these are sandy bridge.

the upgrade will be a temporary budget upgrade.
later I plan to get a 3770k

I don't plan to do overclocking. If I do then I will get a better motherboard later on.

game-debate says that these cpus are bot more powerful than my current amd.
Edited by Blackelfwolf - 8/24/12 at 3:14am
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If you plan to do a temporary upgrade, you can easily get the Celeron. It is a good CPU for basic operations and some light gaming.

If you plan to upgrade later on as well, don't get an H77 mobo, try to find a cheaper H71. Neither of these motherboards will let you overclock, even a 3770k. Either cheap out all you can then get rid of it, or get the big guns at the same time.

Other cheap alternative is upgrading your CPU only while you can afford the 3770k+Z77 mobo. A cheap Phenom II x4 will be under $100 (less if used) and will give you a nice boost for whatever you want to do.
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thanks for the ideas but I can't get a quad core under $100 here in nz. maybe I can go with the H71 idea.
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lol, there's no such thing as h71, how about b75?
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lol, there's no such thing as h71, how about b75?

Yeah, that will work. I'm still thinking on Sandy chipsets, sorry about that tongue.gif. You could even look at the "last-gen" motherboards (with H67 or H61), no need for a 7-series chipset if you will be using a Sandybridge-based CPU

As you would be changing everything in the end (or at least CPU+Mobo) just get the cheapest possible without compromising quality. Hell, you could pick an Intel mobo for real cheap, along with the celly. Only thing i see no real reason to cheapen on is the RAM. There are enough good quality RAM, made for OCing, and real cheap.
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I suppose some ram would be good, upgrade to 6gb or 8gb?

Minecraft ran out of memory the other day on 4gb.
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I suppose some ram would be good, upgrade to 6gb or 8gb?
Minecraft ran out of memory the other day on 4gb.

Get 8 GB, in 2 4 GB sticks. 6 GB will not be as efficient since the sticks have different specs.

This kit is one of the best for OCing, and a lot of people will vouch for that. I do recommend it. Other manufacturers worthy of your money are GSkill and Crucial. Kingston RAM is also stable as hell, but not too OCing friendly.
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So I'll get this:

Motherboard: Intel DH61CR-B3

CPU: Intel Celeron G530

RAM: 4GB Kingston ValueRAM


Are intel motherboards good?
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So I'll get this:
Motherboard: Intel DH61CR-B3
CPU: Intel Celeron G530
RAM: 4GB Kingston ValueRAM
Are intel motherboards good?

They're good. Who knows best how to make motherboards than the same guy that makes the CPU's?

They are VERY basic, and will not allow for much, if any, overclocking. But for budget builds meant for casual users, they are very good.
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All right, thanks for your help
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