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Ok, so I need to upgrade and I have $300 to spend. What I want to upgrade are my motherboard, my CPU and the RAM.

I have 1 ATI 4870 1GB PCIe card, a blu-ray drive, a couple of 500GB HDDs (no RAID). I was looking at http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Sh...px?Submit=view. to start with. Pretty cheap and great reviews (OC and unlock 2 more cores for $90!!??).

TYIA for any and all advice, fellow AMD nuts!
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600GB WD, 300GB WD Pioneer Blu-ray Windows 7 64bit 22" Acer LCD 
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post #2 of 28
What's the purpose of the upgrade? You'll want different things if you want gaming fps vs. video encoding.
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post #3 of 28
spend a lil more and get this combo if you can:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.548058

Or just wait it out a bit more till AMD chips drop a bit more because of the new ones coming out..
post #4 of 28
i vote for a used 6970 or 6950 or maybe a new 560ti if you're willing to switch to nvidia?
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post #5 of 28
FYI, you can't just link to your shopping cart, it won't work for everyone else to see. Just link to the product page for each item you want.


[EDIT] Disregard what I previously had posted after this point
Edited by TriplePlay - 3/19/11 at 10:30am
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Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB Cryorig H7 Windows 10 Pro Ducky One TKL Side Print PBT 
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post #6 of 28
I'm confused, the combo I posted brings 4GB of ram..
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Originally Posted by Lostcase View Post
I'm confused, the combo I posted brings 4GB of ram..
Wow, my bad. Somehow I thought I saw just mobo/CPU combo without RAM. Excuse me.

Carry on
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Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB Cryorig H7 Windows 10 Pro Ducky One TKL Side Print PBT 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA 850w Fractal Design Define R5 Black Silent Logitech G502 Proteus Core SteelSeries QcK Heavy 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Schiit Magni 2 + Modi 2 Sennheiser HD 598 Special Edition Over-Ear Head... Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones AntLion ModMic 
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Sennheiser HD 650 
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Pumpmaster Flex
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Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB Cryorig H7 Windows 10 Pro Ducky One TKL Side Print PBT 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA 850w Fractal Design Define R5 Black Silent Logitech G502 Proteus Core SteelSeries QcK Heavy 
AudioOtherOtherOther
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post #8 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lostcase View Post
spend a lil more and get this combo if you can:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.548058

Or just wait it out a bit more till AMD chips drop a bit more because of the new ones coming out..
Ram->http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231430

mobo & CPU ->http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613776
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Crucial M4 WD 2x2T Black, 1T Black, 1T Blue 2TB, 1TB, 500GB Asus CD/DVD 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ p/p Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium OEM Vizio XVT472SV 1920x1080 Logitech K120 
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post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by TriplePlay View Post
Wow, my bad. Somehow I thought I saw just mobo/CPU combo without RAM. Excuse me.

Carry on
heh, np

good choices fooliobass.. thats under his budget..
post #10 of 28
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To the helpful poster who asked what type of rig this will be; it is primarily a gaming rig. Will sometimes back-up my kids DVDs when they get them for birthdays, etc. so some encoding is required too. But mostly gaming!
My Current System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition ASUS M4A79XTD EVO EAH6850  8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
600GB WD, 300GB WD Pioneer Blu-ray Windows 7 64bit 22" Acer LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM 71G4646 FRU# OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V Antec Logitech MX500 
Audio
SB Audigy 
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My Current System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition ASUS M4A79XTD EVO EAH6850  8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
600GB WD, 300GB WD Pioneer Blu-ray Windows 7 64bit 22" Acer LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM 71G4646 FRU# OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V Antec Logitech MX500 
Audio
SB Audigy 
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