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post #1 of 24
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Hello, the other day i was looking to oc my CPU and found out that my mobo doesnt have a vcore/multiplier tweaker.

So i was looking to get a new one on my local shops and found some interesting options:
I could upgrade my cpu to a 965 x4 and my mobo to a crosshair formula III, i would have to get a new ram, and ill have 2 pci-e slots, but i have a 4870, which is DX10, and im using a 20" LCD, is it worth it to upgrade the whole rig?

If i sell my cpu and mobo ill get $160 (if i have to sell the ram too id get $40 more), and the 965+the mobo would be arround $390. So far $230 without ram.

Then i need a new ram that would be arround $50 and i was thinking about selling the 4870 arround $160 and getting 1 DX11 card, but ill have an empty PCI-E...

Im a bit confused with all the options, plus i dont have much money, arround $250-300

So i was considering to get only the 965BE and a cheap mobo like the N68-S UCC (am2+), and save some more money for the DX11 card..

Option 1:
Crosshair formula III = $210
Phenom II x4 965 = $180
New DDR3 Ram = $55
My mobo/cpu = $160
Total:$285 - New DDR3 ram, 1 empty pci-e that i wont use and staying at DX10


Option 2:
Phenom II x4 965 = $180
N68-S UCC = $55 / or another motherboard arround the same price.
My mobo + cpu = $160
total: $75 - $200 to spend on a new DX11 card and staying @ 667 ram.

So, what do you think?
Edited by octohedron - 3/21/11 at 1:31am
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post #2 of 24
keep the cpu. & the ram. its the motherboard that unlocks the cores.
try this: ASUS M4A785-M
also, if you need a better vid card you can try this: XFX HD-567X-YNF3 Radeon HD 5670 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity
they're not overly expensive and had some good reviews. and the card has dx 11.
best part is total cost shouldn't be more than $175 shipped

they're are prolly better options but just my $0.02
Edited by _TRU_ - 3/21/11 at 5:19am
post #3 of 24
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Thanks, +rep.

Ill probably get that one, where i live it costs arround $145 shipped, do you know any with the unlock feature with a lower price?
Edited by octohedron - 3/21/11 at 7:23am
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post #4 of 24
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Damn i couldnt find that mobo on my local shops, or any other mobo with the ACC that supports 667 ram, so the only option i can think of is:

Sell my mobo, cpu and ram = $200

Get the 965 X 4 = $180
New DDR3 Ram = $140
New AM3 mobo = $80

Total: $200-$240
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post #5 of 24
Gotta do combos on Newegg. Look at the 1055t instead of the x4.
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post #6 of 24
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I can't buy on newegg, only local shops, quite expensive as you may notice
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post #7 of 24
Pairing a 965 with an N68-S UCC with an extremely extremely cheap 2+1 power phase is so bad a decision it's not even funny. You will destroy your motherboard the moment the processor hits it. Seriously, don't do that.
post #8 of 24
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Im gonna get a Asus M4A77TD, what do you think?
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by octohedron View Post
Im gonna get a Asus M4A77TD, what do you think?
i wouldnt trust it for overclocking very much
only got 545 (unlocked @3.0 ~ 125w) to 3.375 before its unstable
post #10 of 24
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and are you sure its the mobo? Asus its a reliable brand, maybe that cpu isnt that stable, your lucky to have been able to unlock it...
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