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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I am looking to upgrade from my current i7-950 build to a AMD Zambezi 8 core build. I would appreciate your feedback pointing out any weak points in the build. My budget is around 1000$ MAX . I plan on getting all new equipment besides a video card I am adding one more 660 ti 3gb SC for SLI.


Current rig
1. I-7 Bloomfield 950 OC 3.2ghz
2. X58 tri SLI mobo
3. 6GB of 1600 DDR3 ram
4.660ti 3gb SC
5. 1 TB Black Western Digital
6. Asus DVD rw drive
7. 1000 watt Kingwin PSU
8. Storm Scout Mid tower

Possible New rig
1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 HDD
2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128521 Mobo
3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130812 660ti 3gb
4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233143 Ram
5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960 Processor
6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107 Midtower case
7. I am keeping the old PSU seeing how its not even 2 months old since it was put in.
8. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960 Dvd RW
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I7-950 x58 Gigabyte sloi/crossfire ready Nvidia Geforce 660ti FTW 3gb 6gb of gskill ram ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2tb western digital 250gb ssd Asus dvd rw  Windows 7 64 bit 23.5inch asus 3d monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless keyboard 1000 watt Kingwin  Storm scout cooler master Logitech antique gaming mouse 
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I7-950 x58 Gigabyte sloi/crossfire ready Nvidia Geforce 660ti FTW 3gb 6gb of gskill ram ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2tb western digital 250gb ssd Asus dvd rw  Windows 7 64 bit 23.5inch asus 3d monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless keyboard 1000 watt Kingwin  Storm scout cooler master Logitech antique gaming mouse 
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Logitech g930 wireless headset 
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post #2 of 7
i would change your motherboard to the gigabyte-990fxa-ud3 because the 970 chipset AFAIK doesnt support SLI and the 990fx does
but other than that it looks like a solid build man

[edit] nevermind i just read that the 970 chipset does support it but i just didnt see SLI on the motherboard it self so i dont think that particular mobo supports it and i know the 990fx does ...since thats the mobo i have
Edited by Hartk1213 - 9/29/12 at 10:53pm
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[Western Digital] Blue 320GB [Maxtor] 320GB soon to be adding 4TB from WD Red [Lite-On] DVD Player/Burner 
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[AMD] Athlon II x2 255 [Gigabyte] GA-78LMT-SP2 [Onboard] ATI Radeon 3000 [Crucial] Ballistix 8GB (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Western Digital] Blue 320GB [Maxtor] 320GB soon to be adding 4TB from WD Red [Lite-On] DVD Player/Burner 
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick response, after suggesting that mobo I decided to change it to that seeing how its a better model and since I dont have to mess with the PSU I can afford a bit of a upgrade smile.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-950 x58 Gigabyte sloi/crossfire ready Nvidia Geforce 660ti FTW 3gb 6gb of gskill ram ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2tb western digital 250gb ssd Asus dvd rw  Windows 7 64 bit 23.5inch asus 3d monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless keyboard 1000 watt Kingwin  Storm scout cooler master Logitech antique gaming mouse 
Audio
Logitech g930 wireless headset 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-950 x58 Gigabyte sloi/crossfire ready Nvidia Geforce 660ti FTW 3gb 6gb of gskill ram ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2tb western digital 250gb ssd Asus dvd rw  Windows 7 64 bit 23.5inch asus 3d monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless keyboard 1000 watt Kingwin  Storm scout cooler master Logitech antique gaming mouse 
Audio
Logitech g930 wireless headset 
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post #4 of 7
nice you will definitely be happy with that board i have really enjoyed it i have my 1090t at a sold 4.017GHz on that board
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[AMD] Athlon II x2 255 [Gigabyte] GA-78LMT-SP2 [Onboard] ATI Radeon 3000 [Crucial] Ballistix 8GB (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Western Digital] Blue 320GB [Maxtor] 320GB soon to be adding 4TB from WD Red [Lite-On] DVD Player/Burner 
CoolingOS
[Stock] [Mircrosoft] Windows 7/ Home server 2011 
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Dream Rig Contest
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Athlon II x2 255 [Gigabyte] GA-78LMT-SP2 [Onboard] ATI Radeon 3000 [Crucial] Ballistix 8GB (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Western Digital] Blue 320GB [Maxtor] 320GB soon to be adding 4TB from WD Red [Lite-On] DVD Player/Burner 
CoolingOS
[Stock] [Mircrosoft] Windows 7/ Home server 2011 
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nvm
Edited by toyz72 - 9/30/12 at 12:11am
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i5 4690k msi z97i-ack MSI r9 290 2x8 corsair 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
m4 128  wd 1tb black noctua u9s win7 64 
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benq 2420z corsair  coolermaster v650 rosewell neutron 
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post #6 of 7
Why do you want to change from a I7 to a 8150 the I7 smokes any amd cpu, If i was you id save the money and be happy, I have a I7 920 DO step im good for awhile your cpu is better than mine at stock clocks.
post #7 of 7
It would be unwise to pursue an FX processor on a board with a potentially unheatsinked 4+1 phase. Look for a 6+2-8+2 to support an FX-8XXX.
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