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Ok, would that be the extreme 4 z77? i would also need to buy new ram compatible to the mobo? i have 8g of corsair in my current board.
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No, the 970 Extreme4, Z77 is an intel chipset
     
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If your going to upgrade at least pick up the FX6300. There are cases where the FX4300 would still lose to your 945.
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post #14 of 25
If you are going to pickup an new cpu/motherboard might as well
learn to overclock on your current setup. PH2 at 3.6GHz does
very well with Crossfired HD 6870.

But if you have the fund a Radeon HD 7950 with FX-6300
should give you a very nice upgrade.


From what I remember

ASRock 970 Extreme3/Extreme 4 share the same 4+1 VRM

while

Asrock 990FX Extreme3 is a 4+1
Asrock 990FX Extreme4 is a 8+2
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The Extreme3 doesnt have as much of a VRM heatsink and uses inferior ones. Power draw isn't as stable as the Extreme4
     
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ok. After doing some long research on parts/price, this is what i have come up with. Any advice on over doing it or maybe need something more would be much appreciated again.

CPU - AMD FX-4170 Quad Core (4.20ghz/4mb CACHE?AM3+)

MOBO- Asus Crosshair V Formula (DDR3, USB3.0 6Gb/s)

RAM- 8GB Kingston Hyper-X Genesis Dual DDR3 1600MHz X.M.P (2x4GB kit)

GPU - 3 GB AMD Radeon HD7970

PSU- New 600W ???

Cooling- Corsair H40 Hydro series performance cooler

Windows 8 pro 64 bit

That is 1 option. I had several but already asked so many question. Considered the i7 approach as im told its best for hardcore gaming.
Edited by Shayne1980 - 2/15/13 at 9:49am
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CPU - Get 4300 or 6300, 4170 is last gen and much slower
Mobo - Overpriced, aim for a 970 board instead as it is a waste for that CPU, upgrade the mobo after Steamroller is released
RAM - Ok
GPU - Which make/model?
Cooler - aim for a air cooler equivalent as their cheaper
     
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GPU most likely saphire, xfx or fx which is somewhere in the middle price wise. What would you recommend?
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Get the FX6300
Get a Sapphire GPU
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CPU - AMD FX-8320/50

MOBO- Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0

RAM- personally i would go with corsair vengeance 1600mhz, they are cheap enough and overclock well ( i have 4 X 4 gb @ 2000mhz ) and look very cool biggrin.gif

GPU - 3 GB AMD Radeon HD7970

PSU- xfx 550/corsair cx600

Cooling- Corsair H100i or if you want cheaper antec cooler 620

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