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So my rig is getting old, and its time for an upgrade, Im ballin' on a budget though so...

Opinions? Recommendations?

CPU: AMD FX-8320
CPU Cooling: Zalman CNPS20LQ
Mobo: MSI G46 970A
SSD Boot: SAMSUNG 840 120gb MZ-7TD120BW
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series (2 x 4GB) 2133 (PC3 17000) F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL

The new^


PSU: Antec 550 True Power
Storage HD: 500 GB Seagate
GPU: eVGA 450GTS
Case: LIAN LI PC-7FNWX

Is my GPU going to bottleneck?
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post #2 of 10
I'd spend less on CPU (grab a 6300), Cooler (Hyper 212 Evo is GREAT for the price), and RAM (1600 cl9 should be fine) so you can upgrade that GPU. A 450 is gonna kill your performance. If you can get at least a 7850/7870. thumb.gif
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post #3 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by estabya View Post

I'd spend less on CPU (grab a 6300), Cooler (Hyper 212 Evo is GREAT for the price), and RAM (1600 cl9 should be fine) so you can upgrade that GPU. A 450 is gonna kill your performance. If you can get at least a 7850/7870. thumb.gif

^This. get a 6300, Hyper 212 Evo/ Plus, CL9 1600MHz RAM, and maybe a 7850/7870?

Also, what is your explicit Budget?
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Ive already purchased those items, Well with the prices I paid for them, im not going to complain. 130 for the CPU, and 45 for the ram, 80 on the SDD and 60 for the Zalman cooler, and $60 for the Mobo cant beat those prices IMO... the 450 i'll replace with something fancy in the near future but just trying to get the basics down so I can really start to OC this thing.

You guys recommended diff RAM? Why so?
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SAMSUNG 840 pro 250gb SSD 2x 500 GB Seagate 7200.12 Raid 0 Samsung OEM 
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post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeeJay1337 View Post

Ive already purchased those items, Well with the prices I paid for them, im not going to complain. 130 for the CPU, and 45 for the ram, 80 on the SDD and 60 for the Zalman cooler, and $60 for the Mobo cant beat those prices IMO... the 450 i'll replace with something fancy in the near future but just trying to get the basics down so I can really start to OC this thing.

You guys recommended diff RAM? Why so?

If you've already bought the RAM for that price then just stick with it, but ram that fast tends to be pricey. Thats why it was recommended against.
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post

If you've already bought the RAM for that price then just stick with it, but ram that fast tends to be pricey. Thats why it was recommended against.

Wasnt too bad for 8 gb's 45 shipped, pretty good in my books. I really wanted some quick sticks, wanted to future proof myself as much as I could for as low as little.
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SAMSUNG 840 pro 250gb SSD 2x 500 GB Seagate 7200.12 Raid 0 Samsung OEM 
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post #7 of 10
Yeah that's a great deal! Most 8gb 1600 kits are going for more than that lately!
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post #8 of 10
If this is for gaming I think the new GPU may be more important than the new CPU. GTS 450 won't really cut it.
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post #9 of 10

Would hold on the G46 for an 8320. For an 8-core I recommend putting more investment into the motherboard... look for solid, high phase count VRMs.

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

Would hold on the G46 for an 8320. For an 8-core I recommend putting more investment into the motherboard... look for solid, high phase count VRMs.

I thought about that, but I wasnt looking to purchase new, and I got a good deal in the FS section from a member so helped him out with some cash and picked up a decent board.

As far as the GPU, thats just a temp card.
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SAMSUNG 840 pro 250gb SSD 2x 500 GB Seagate 7200.12 Raid 0 Samsung OEM 
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