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DDR3 only please. Light gaming (COD BlacK OPS). Prefer X4 or even X6 for resale (rich kids see the hexacore logo and buy buy buy - regardless of speed).

Suggestions please? I'd like to buy today. (I'm partial to ASUS MB - I hate Patriot RAM)
    
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Here's my thoughts

M4A88T - 95 bucks
1055T - 175 bucks
Corsair A50 CPU cooler - 38 bucks
Patriot (ARGGHH) Extreme Performance Viper 2 Sector 5 DDR3 2 x 4GB sticks - 60 bucks

I've had problems with patriot in the past. The RAM listed here is on clearance (Why?) and has a long name that makes me nervous. All prices are local (Calgary, Alberta) in case you're wondering.
    
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Killer deal that just popped up today: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131402 $74 shipped after $15 mir.

Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16835185142R $34 shipped

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104203 $35 after $15 mir

1055T = $175

Total = $318 shipped after mir ($30 in rebates)
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cpu amd phenom II X4 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727 -- 160$
Mobo Asus 880G - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131646 -- 119$
Cpu cooler hyper212+ -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product -- 30$
Extra cooler fan -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-060-_-Product -- 9$
Ram -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303 -- 65$

Total -- 383$

I strongly suggest that, (only if your current system is doing fine) forget this upgrade........ buy a better graphics card with that money.


PS: no wonder your machine is slow, you are using only 6MB ram check your sig rig.
    
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Originally Posted by leopold1985 View Post
cpu amd phenom II X4 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727 -- 160$
Mobo Asus 880G - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131646 -- 119$
Cpu cooler hyper212+ -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product -- 30$
Extra cooler fan -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-060-_-Product -- 9$
Ram -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303 -- 65$

Total -- 383$



I strongly suggest that, (only if your current system is doing fine) forget this upgrade........ buy a better graphics card with that money.


PS: no wonder your machine is slow, you are using only 6MB ram check your sig rig.
You'll have to forgive me, I'm not actually sure what that means. I have 2 x 2 GB and 2 x 1GB sticks of DDR2 1066mhz RAM. Passmark seems to indicate that RAM is not my pinch point. As for my GPU - it's not great but the games I play are CPU heavy and are not demanding enough on my GPU to require an upgrade. (GPU's are EXPENSIVE!!!!)


PS - can't use newegg.com. I'm in Canada. I'm using memoryexpress.com.
    
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Originally Posted by steevieweevie View Post
You'll have to forgive me, I'm not actually sure what that means. I have 2 x 2 GB and 2 x 1GB sticks of DDR2 1066mhz RAM. Passmark seems to indicate that RAM is not my pinch point. As for my GPU - it's not great but the games I play are CPU heavy and are not demanding enough on my GPU to require an upgrade. (GPU's are EXPENSIVE!!!!)


PS - can't use newegg.com. I'm in Canada. I'm using memoryexpress.com.
Use newegg.ca then

He is joking, you put 6MB rather than 6GB in your sig rig

I'd suggest a 955 or 1055 (sorry, on quickly no time to check sites), 4GB of 1600 G.Skill or Corsair, an 880 or 890 chipset mobo, and a Hyper 212+ or TX3

Hope that helps mate, sorry I can't check any pricing for you
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You really don't want to pair the A50 with AMD builds, I went whacko with A50 suggestions before when they were $16 AR or so, but I just realized they use the same mounting system as my old Xigmatek DK which means if your case doesn't have top fans.......

Quote:
x4 955 - $149, or x6 1055T - $180
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $89, $74 AR (Cheaper than ever! 8x-8x CrossfireX and other great features)
Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 - $50, $35 AR
Hyper 212+ [buy.com] - $28.43 shipped
$10 promo gift card (available with both processors) - -$10
Total: x4 build - $317.43, $302.43 AR
Total: x6 build - $348.43, $333.43 AR
To take full advantage of the budget you may want to consider these options...
Better RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 CL7-8-7 (CL6-8-6 capable) - $65
Better cooler: Scythe Mugen II - $50 shipped [Amazon]
Note: My earlier NEWEGG.COM options, newegg.ca/NCIX/memexpress suggestion in a moment
EDIT: Just realized you're in Canada, though your country on your profile still says United States. Whereabouts? If Vancouver area, NCIX is the best place to shop and price matches.
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I went with the 1090T, stock cooling, 8 mega bites of dee dee arr three - he he. (8 GB DDR3 1600mhz. M4A88T-M)

Total cost $420 (They tried to sell me an 1100T - have you seen my video card?! exactly...)

Strangely enough, Istuck the board in and loaded from the HD. Seriously. No reloading windows no nothing - A little weird. I'm still checking to see what's wrong...
    
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post #9 of 14
I find 1100T is not worth it for 90% of cases. One guy got it to 5Ghz on air... with really, really high voltage. If suicide runs is what you love go get it, otherwise 1090T would be just as fine. Same issue with 955, 965, 975, etc.

The M4A88T-M is not a very optimal choice for the x6 though: 4+1 power phase. You won't want to overclock very far on it, and you shouldn't be overclocking at all without any mosfet cooling of sorts.

Why the board wouldn't load windows is a little weird - you may need to reinstall Windows due to driver conflicts of sorts. Switching CPUs is usually not as much an issue as switching mobos. Unless you mean you don't get any POST at all, which might be a different issue...
post #10 of 14
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Strangely enough, Istuck the board in and loaded from the HD. Seriously. No reloading windows no nothing - A little weird. I'm still checking to see what's wrong...
If you mean that you didnt have to reinstall os then yeah, it happens a lot with similar cpu based system upgrades. But its better to do a clean install of os after such a major upgrade. And if you meant something else then ignore this post.
    
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