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post #1 of 17
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Ok what is will upgrade is

CPU
Good air cooling for CPU
Motherboard
RAM if mine is not that good
PSU if more power needed

I care less if the motherboard will be sli or not. I am not planning to use sli and probably will never use it. I am planning on overclocking though so I want to know if the air cooling will be enough for an AMD CPU.

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Forgot the most important thing. I am willing to give about 1000 euro. I also want help on the choice of companies that I should choose.
    
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post #2 of 17
Hello.

How about:

P5B (there are about 9 models) The P5B-Deluxe has served me well.
E6300, 6400 or E6600 (if you want to double the cache)
Wait on the RAM until you see how your current sticks function
Waint on the PSU. I am unfamiliar (although I have heard of it) the Enermax line.

Save as much cash as you can.... but look into the quality of the Enermax PSU. How has it treated you thus far?
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Hello.

How about:

P5B (there are about 9 models) The P5B-Deluxe has served me well.
E6300, 6400 or E6600 (if you want to double the cache)
Wait on the RAM until you see how your current sticks function
Waint on the PSU. I am unfamiliar (although I have heard of it) the Enermax line.

Save as much cash as you can.... but look into the quality of the Enermax PSU. How has it treated you thus far?
My RAM can be overclocked up to 5-5-5-15-2 at 900MHz and not give errors. At 933MHz works and gives only one error which doesn't seem to bother since I was using the PC for a while with no problem. I was thinking to upgrade it in order to not bottleneck my PC.

As for the enermax. It served me well and has a lot of funtions and protections that help me a lot. I am not disappointed with the company. I just wonder if I need more than 600W
    
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post #4 of 17
If I am not mistaken these are the ratings for your PSU:

+3.3V@34A, +5V@34A, +12V1@22A, +12V2@22A, -12V@0.6A, +5VSB@3.0A

...I think that you will be okay.
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
If I am not mistaken these are the ratings for your PSU:

+3.3V@34A, +5V@34A, +12V1@22A, +12V2@22A, -12V@0.6A, +5VSB@3.0A

...I think that you will be okay.
Well as long as it can take it and work ok then Its fine with me. Do you think I should use aerocooling or aquacooling for overclocking? I do not use the PC much just to play games. I have another that I use for 24/7 for the downloads.
    
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post #6 of 17
use air cooling, the thermalright ultra 120 extreme is a superb cooler.
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post #7 of 17
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Its funny than in both AMD and Intel forums people suggest Intel. I thought that AMD was better cause it transfers bigger chunks than intel (alothough I am not that familiar since I recently started worrying over overclocking)
    
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post #8 of 17
not any more -- that used to be the case between athlon and p4, but intel core 2 duo has taken the performance lead in recent months.
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post #9 of 17
in my belief only for a temporary while before amd comes back,

i have faith in amd. hehe =]

plus i believe amd is more focused on the the system working better now since amd bought ati and im sure when they release something now it will probably work better with amd cpus and ati graphics cards. and amd is more focused on better cpus, as intel is too large and does too many other random things.

anyways I love ENERMAX, they are 1337

but yes intel does hold a edge over the amd in performance.
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by weltall View Post
Its funny than in both AMD and Intel forums people suggest Intel. I thought that AMD was better cause it transfers bigger chunks than intel (alothough I am not that familiar since I recently started worrying over overclocking)
HTT is purely communication through the motherboard between the CPU and the RAM. It has nothing to do with what happens with data when it is actually being executed inside the CPU.

Intel communication between CPU and RAM
CPU sends request to MCH
MCH (NorthBridge) points to location in RAM
Data travels from RAM to CPU cache via the MCH

AMD communication between CPU and RAM
CPU points to location in RAM (MCH is onboard)
Data travels straight from RAM to CPU cache

AMD's method of data transferel betwen the CPU and RAM is faster than Intel's as it not only eliminates haveing to pass through the MCH, but its also bi-directional. Data can travel from the CPU to be read and be sent out from the CPU to the RAM to be written. HTT and FSB would be thought of as the data bus of the system if you were taking an introductory class in computing. However, this form of direct connect architecture is not enough for it to compete with the Core 2 at present as Core 2 CPU's simply request more data in one go and store it in their larger cache.
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