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post #1 of 4
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Im looking to build up my case from last year and do a hardware upgrade.
I already have my old case, dvd drives, and psu that ill be throwing in
NZXT Temp
Asus, Lite-On DvD-R
750 wat corsair
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New parts that ill be looking to upgrade from:

CPU
AMD Athlon x2 64 6000+ 3.5Ghz
to
AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-692-_-Product

Motherboard
Asus M2N-E
to
Asus M4A79XTD EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-402-_-Product

Video Card
Evga 8800 GT
to
XFX 260 GTX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-398-_-Product

Ram-
2 Gigs G-Skill DDR2 800
to
4 Gigs Patriot Viper DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220371

Adds up to about $585.96
Any thoughts on these parts or does it look good please let me know with the comments below
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k @ 3.4 GHz P8Z77-V LK XFX Radeon HD 6870 Consair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston SSD V Series 64Gb Samsung F3 1Tb Asus DVD H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit LG Flatron W2353V 23" 1920x1080 1080p Logitech Corsair TX 750 Watt 
CaseMouse
NZXT Tempest Logitech 
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Intel i5 3570k @ 3.4 GHz P8Z77-V LK XFX Radeon HD 6870 Consair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston SSD V Series 64Gb Samsung F3 1Tb Asus DVD H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit LG Flatron W2353V 23" 1920x1080 1080p Logitech Corsair TX 750 Watt 
CaseMouse
NZXT Tempest Logitech 
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post #2 of 4
hi there

for $5 more, get this 965 BE C3 revision - newer stepping, lower TDP, and apparently hits 4ghz, maybe more, with ease and a good cooler/mobo

unless you have a thing for nVidia, i'd recommend spending $5 more and getting a 4890. should be about 20% more performance and will handle AA really well... from what i have seen the 4890 also ought to be close to double the performance of your 8800GT

and i don't know how that board OCs, but there was a post on here about this 790XT UD4P and apparently it is one of the top boards for OCing. also has 8 USB ports. also, most of the people i've spoken to about it love it.

i know i know, it's more. well, more than $5, this time . but really what's $25 or so when you get 4ghz? and besides, after rebate, it'll be the same price as the board you listed . someone else can help with the ram...

enjoy the new build . oh, and one more thing. sell the parts you swap out, and add in a Scythe Mugen 2 cooler: it'll be the perfect compliment to those parts.
Edited by -iceblade^ - 11/14/09 at 8:27pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
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Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
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post #3 of 4
Looks good. Should be a nice jump.

Cant give any suggestions since Im still waiting on my parts for my Phenom build :swearing:!!!


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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
hi there


unless you have a thing for nVidia, i'd recommend spending $5 more and getting a 4890. should be about 20% more performance and will handle AA really well... from what i have seen the 4890 also ought to be close to double the performance of your 8800GT
I actually caught a 4890 for $20 less than a 260 but it was on sale. ATI prices are droppin.
Edited by Lefty67 - 11/14/09 at 8:30pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690K  ASUS Z97-A ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix OC 16 DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1GB  none Windows 7 64bit BenQ XL2720Z @144hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Corsair HX750W IN WIN  Logitech G502 
Mouse Pad
Corsair MM300 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690K  ASUS Z97-A ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix OC 16 DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1GB  none Windows 7 64bit BenQ XL2720Z @144hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Corsair HX750W IN WIN  Logitech G502 
Mouse Pad
Corsair MM300 
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
thanks for the suggestions i just checked back on it today
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k @ 3.4 GHz P8Z77-V LK XFX Radeon HD 6870 Consair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston SSD V Series 64Gb Samsung F3 1Tb Asus DVD H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit LG Flatron W2353V 23" 1920x1080 1080p Logitech Corsair TX 750 Watt 
CaseMouse
NZXT Tempest Logitech 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k @ 3.4 GHz P8Z77-V LK XFX Radeon HD 6870 Consair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston SSD V Series 64Gb Samsung F3 1Tb Asus DVD H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit LG Flatron W2353V 23" 1920x1080 1080p Logitech Corsair TX 750 Watt 
CaseMouse
NZXT Tempest Logitech 
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