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I posted a thread here on what cpu/mobo I should get and I settled on this:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1224909&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=6146846&SID=g10vq0ol10fw

The 8350 and the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 combo, if I decide to.


My computer is mainly used for gaming, and some heavy processing. i have an older c3 Phenom II 965 @ 4.1ghz and it runs well, but its showing its age, in after effects and converting video. That, paired with my GTX 570 makes for a semi-outdated build.


As a gamer first, I was wondering what you recommend my course of action be. I know I will see imediate results if I upgrade to a gtx 670, a good 30% boost in gaming performance, but as of right now, most games run perfectly fine, without a hitch. (Crysis 3 even, at mostly Very High settings)


Basically, should I go with upgrading the most outdated part(s) first, my cpu and mobo? I know this is sort of a personal question, where it depends on what I want, but i was curious of other's opinions. My GTX 570 is starting to show its age, but it still gets 45fps in Witcher 2, about 30 in Crysis 3 (with motionblur thats fine with me) and about 50-60+ in everything else. I'm thinking about going for the CPU....any input?
post #2 of 23
eh..tbh..That's almost as good an AMD system as possible for gaming.
Option 1:Get an SS and run your cpu @ 4.7(requires better mobo + insulation + Single Stage phase cooler ($700 or so)
Option 2: Some form of 1155 build ($450)
Then there's the graphics..I'd suggest waiting on new AMD release..t hen wait a month..maybe cop an EOL 7950 or 7970.
Unless you want a Titan or 660-680.

There's pros and cons to either option.
With an SS you can overclock more on anything whistle.gif
I think a 2500K overclocked would do best on air/water.psst..there's been some really good ones lately ph34r-smiley.gif

660 in SLI beats Titan
7950 X-fire ..hmm..tbh..I hate multi-gpu..headaches.
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/28/13 at 2:28pm
 
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Difficult question, but I would go for the CPU. It seems like the Phenom is showing it's age faster than the GTX570. If you say you convert videos definitely go with the 8350. It will be also a small upgrade for gaming I believe. 

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What PSU do you have ?
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What PSU do you have ?

 

 

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650w Power Color PSU

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Power Color??? never heard of them making PSU´s let me look into this if it is a bad as i think it is you may want to replace the PSU as well
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Power Color??? never heard of them making PSU´s let me look into this if it is a bad as i think it is you may want to replace the PSU as well

Why? If it works, why change a PSU? You won't gain any performance. 

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Why? If it works, why change a PSU? You won't gain any performance. 
A crappy quality PSU can effect the lifetime of your hardware and if its really bad and you load it above lest say 80% it could die or blow up and take other parts with it

Many do not know this but the PSU is the single most important part of your system and anyone who cheap out on a PSU is doing themselfs a bear favor

Brands like Diablotek and Raidmax are the worst carp but almost every brand has one more more crappy PSU models like the old non P Thermaltake TR-2 series

And then there is other things to consider like PSU efficiency
Anyone who want to build a PC sould know at least just a little about PSU´s before they start
Edited by shilka - 3/28/13 at 3:19pm
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post #9 of 23
If a PSU fails, it can destroy your mobo and GPU in the process. Low quality units should not be pushed anywhere near their rated max because they usually overstate their abilities.

If the PowerColor unit has not been pulled apart and reviewed somewhere online, IMO its better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting your mobo and GPU and look into a known good PSU.
Edited by willis888 - 3/28/13 at 3:24pm
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If a PSU fails, it can destroy your mobo and GPU the process. Low quality units should not be pushed anywhere near their rated max because they usually overstate their abilities.

If the PowerColor unit has not been pulled apart and reviewed somewhere online, IMO its better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting your mobo and GPU and look into a known good PSU.

I tried looking it up i found nothing
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