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Looking to upgrade my pc a bit, think my processor is dieing. Still holding its overclock but the system as a whole is getting extremely old. Mainly use it for streaming files, gaming, nothing crazy. Will overclock it later on when I have it for a bit and want to buy a cooler. Was planning on grabbing, trying not to pay a ton was trying to keep it low cost:

8150
8x2 ddr3 - not sure on brand yet
SSD - not sure
Same GPU for now
Mobo - 990? Dont need anything special just looking for a good deal
PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
same case + drives and everything else

Edit : Newegg or Amazon prefered.
post #2 of 17
Ram: You only need 8GB for what you stated your uses of your PC for. 16GB is cutting into that budget you want to keep and it completely pointless unless you are doing video editing/rendering/CAD and so on. So 8GB of G.Skill/Corsair/Samsung ... well almost anything you can't go wrong with. 1600MHz is a sweet spot, you can go lower or higher but 1600MHz is the way to go and you won't see a massive difference from higher. Just get low timing if you want, helps ... a little bit.

SSD: Lots of good names out there right now: Samsung/Intel/Corsair/Crucial Samsung is the highest rated IMO and many others will agree.

Motherboard: MSI/AsRock/Asus/GigaByte

Eh, you can always find great limited time offers here at techbargains.com check it out if you want, xD
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Yea meant to say 4x2 on the ram no reason for 16 for me.
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Yea meant to say 4x2 on the ram no reason for 16 for me.
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get yourself a intel 2500k/3570k for cheap and a Z77 motherboard and for rams go with Samsung they are the best you can find thumb.gif
and if you want to stick with AMD then
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($185.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.62 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $360.60

and here is Intel
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77XE3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $379.97
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $384.96

just a small little advice if you are going with AMD make sure you take a 8+2 Phase or 6+2 Phase Motherboard at min for overclocking

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Edited by Tarun - 12/27/12 at 11:57pm
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Bulldozer (AMD FX-x1xx, as in fx-8150) is a terrible gaming processor. Piledriver/Vishera is much better (fx-x3xx, as in fx-6300).

If you're not too into overclocking it can also often be better to get a locked i5-3470 & cheap B75 mobo.
    
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Originally Posted by MisterFred View Post

Bulldozer (AMD FX-x1xx, as in fx-8150) is a terrible gaming processor. Piledriver/Vishera is much better (fx-x3xx, as in fx-6300).
If you're not too into overclocking it can also often be better to get a locked i5-3470 & cheap B75 mobo.

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Dont want the quad, I know in game the 8150 isnt as good but its not bad when overlocked and the price for the extra cores is worth it imo. As for the ssd I cant decide haha Ive been looking at them for so long now I just cant choose one. I like the 830/840 and the Intel but just cant choose haha. I was leaning towards corsair on the ram .
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

get yourself a intel 2500k/3570k for cheap and a Z77 motherboard and for rams go with Samsung they are the best you can find thumb.gif
and if you want to stick with AMD then
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($185.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.62 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $360.60
and here is Intel
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77XE3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $379.97
Shipping: $4.99
Total: $384.96
just a small little advice if you are going with AMD make sure you take a 8+2 Phase or 6+2 Phase Motherboard at min for overclocking
Hope that helped thumb.gif

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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by rduffy123 View Post

Dont want the quad, I know in game the 8150 isnt as good but its not bad when overlocked and the price for the extra cores is worth it imo. As for the ssd I cant decide haha Ive been looking at them for so long now I just cant choose one. I like the 830/840 and the Intel but just cant choose haha. I was leaning towards corsair on the ram .
The Samsung RAM overclocks much further and stays cooler.
For SSDs check out Sean's Guide it should help you out with choosing the SSD for you. Samsung 840/840Pro would be a good one, in my opinion, but keep in mind that you can get some 240-256GB SSDs for cheaper than some 120GB SSDs, so look around. PCPartPicker.com is a great site to find deals on SSDs and other parts.
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