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So my computer died. I think the mobo went bad. So I'm looking to upgrade if I decide to fix it. But I have been out of the pc game for a while so I need to know what's good. Currently Amd fx-60 with 2gb of ram

All I use my computer for is playing movies no time for gaming. I have a nvidia 8800 vid card that I will continue to use for now.

What I need is mobo, ram, processor, and SSD.

Thinking I'd like to do a raid for storage. Have lots of rma drives at work that I might be able to get cheap.

Any suggestions thanks in advance
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Well since no price was listed i will hit the cheaper area

amd fx 6300 six-core processor
asus m5a97 mobo

samsung 830 ssd 120gb
gskill sniper 1600mhz 8gb (2x4)

$385 before rebates and $20 newegg gift card
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post #3 of 12
And if you want to intel
i5-4670k
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H
1600mhz 8gb ram
same ssd
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And if you want to intel
i5-4670k
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H
1600mhz 8gb ram
same ssd

what not a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H?

but seriously intel is much snappier and will give good performance on many levels if you have the cash to spare only about another $150
if you go intel replace the ram with ddr3 2400mhz which is only a dollar or so more to add. Does it make a difference? only on the windows experience index far as i can tell but might as well if you are going haswell
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i took a look online and this is what i found that i like

Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E 3.7GHz
ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 Intel X79
G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
$750

Just a little more then id like to spend on a computer that is only used about 10 hours a month if that.
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post #6 of 12
What do you use it for? Unless you do heavy professional work like 3d renders or video editing, ivy bridge-E is the wrong platform.
In gaming performance you will not see any improvement in fps with anything more expensive than i5-4670k, for gaming i could even recommend you that amd build if you want to save some money.

So my suggestion if this is an gaming rig is to go with either of the two builds mentioned first.
You can swap the motherboards if you will but both suggested will give good oc and price/performance
post #7 of 12
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No gaming. Don't do much with it but also want it to be future proof. My last computer is about 7 years old sovi want the next one to last too.

But cheaper is sounding better. Then i can buy more hard drives
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post #8 of 12
I dont know if the forum is lagging or something but i think i already posted earlier todat that in that case i5 would be waste of money even. Cant see the post tho 0.o
Get some low wattage i3 4th gen, gigabyte, asus or msi h87 motherboard and the same SSD
Edited by EPiiKK - 9/28/13 at 1:41pm
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So why is this ssd so expensive?
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SSD are expensive as the technology is fairly new
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