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Poll Results: Upgrade my Mobo and CPU to a 1366 or Core 2 Duo E8400

 
  • 90% (45)
    1366 Motherboard and CPU Upgrade
  • 10% (5)
    Core 2 Duo E8400 Upgrade
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post #11 of 162
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Originally Posted by Ruckol1 View Post
Er, looks like it's really more a 240W actually.
Well, not really because as far as I know, not even the best consumer PSUs have a +12V wattage capacity that is exactly the same as the total wattage rating of the PSU.

For example, the mighty SeaSonic X-650's +12V wattage capacity is 648W.

So this Super Flower unit is basically a mediocre 300W power supply by today's standards.
Edited by TwoCables - 4/3/11 at 7:37am
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post #12 of 162
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so will this even run my pc?
post #13 of 162
uhm, before you even buy a GPU, you should actually upgrade your processor. buy a PSU, and then a processor, and finally a graphics card. anyone agree? I think the pentium D would bottleneck a new card.
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post #14 of 162
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so will this even run my pc?
I wouldn't trust that PSU any farther than I could throw it, especially if I were to replace my onboard graphics with a discrete graphics card.

I mean, which graphics card do you want to buy?
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post #15 of 162
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Originally Posted by trojan92 View Post
uhm, before you even buy a GPU, you should actually upgrade your processor. buy a PSU, and then a processor, and finally a graphics card. anyone agree? I think the pentium D would bottleneck a new card.
Agreed
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post #16 of 162
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uhm, before you even buy a GPU, you should actually upgrade your processor. buy a PSU, and then a processor, and finally a graphics card. anyone agree? I think the pentium D would bottleneck a new card.
Its a Pentium D 950 3.40ghz with 4mb built in cache. http://reviews.cnet.com/processors/i...=mncolBtm;rnav
post #17 of 162
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Originally Posted by Gawdz View Post
Its a Pentium D 950 3.40ghz with 4mb built in cache. http://reviews.cnet.com/processors/i...=mncolBtm;rnav
Yeah, but unfortunately it's still not as good as what you could upgrade to. Even the Core2 architecture is noticeably better.

For example, you could get the E8400 and have noticeably superior performance even before overclocking. It's a Core2 Duo with a stock clock of 3.0 GHz, 6 MB of cache, and it's a "45nm" (nanometer) chip. Even though yours is 3.40 GHz, the E8400 would kinda crush it.

I know I look biased because that's the CPU I'm using, however it was recommended to me by other OCN members just because it is almost the best dual core CPU for gaming (which also makes it awesome for almost everything else).
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post #18 of 162
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uhm, before you even buy a GPU, you should actually upgrade your processor. buy a PSU, and then a processor, and finally a graphics card. anyone agree? I think the pentium D would bottleneck a new card.
Quote:
Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post
Agreed
Agreed.

What kind of budget are you talking OP? Wouldn't be difficult for us to plan out an upgrade path for you while keeping a strict budget. You've got a great hard drive/OS/case, so that's a significant portion of your PC already in great shape. It's that mobo/cpu/power supply that's worrisome, even before looking at a graphics card. If your ram is DDR3 you would have an even easier time upgrading.
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post #19 of 162
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Agreed.

What kind of budget are you talking OP? Wouldn't be difficult for us to plan out an upgrade path for you while keeping a strict budget. You've got a great hard drive/OS/case, so that's a significant portion of your PC already in great shape. It's that mobo/cpu/power supply that's worrisome, even before looking at a graphics card. If your ram is DDR3 you would have an even easier time upgrading.
Well thats like the best news i've heard bout my rig, as its my first rig and im still looking for a job i dont have a great lot of money im thinking about getting this second hand Core 2 Duo e4500 for 55 bucks or i could wait until i get my job and save for a new mobo and CPU?
post #20 of 162
you should save up a bit more and get the E8400 as recommended by the above member.
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