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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 #101 of 162
If it were my system, then I would go with the Antec Neo ECO 620C over the Silverstone Strider Plus ST60F-P. The reason is because the Antec Neo ECO 620C has a stronger +12V with a capacity of 576W (48A) while the Silverstone Strider Plus ST60F-P's +12V only has a capacity of 504W (42A). That's a difference of 72W on the +12V between two PSUs that have a 20W difference in their claimed rating.

However, it makes sense to me because I know that the 620C is actually a SeaSonic S12II (at least I think it's an S12II) which is a pretty solid unit, while I don't know what the ST60F-P is.
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post #102 of 162
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If Twocables says its better then... i guess its better.
post #103 of 162
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Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
Hmm, maybe give us an update on your plans OP. It's rather confusing atm.
Sorry man was working some other stuff out.
The Antec Neo Eco 620W I will purchase this first.
Then hopefully the Intel Core 2 Dual E8400
And Gainward GeForce GTS 450 1GB Golden Sample

Then keep this rig until i get a job and start saving bigtime for a new mobo and cpu (1366)
post #104 of 162
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Sorry man was working some other stuff out.
The Antec Neo Eco 620W I will purchase this first.
Then hopefully the Intel Core 2 Dual E8400
And Gainward GeForce GTS 450 1GB Golden Sample

Then keep this rig until i get a job and start saving bigtime for a new mobo and cpu (1366)
Sounds like a plan! I'd advice to always check for good deals on the GTX 460, but the 450 will serve you well.
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post #105 of 162
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so man you reckon that the gainward 450 could run crysis 2 without any ocing?
post #106 of 162
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so man you reckon that the gainward 450 could run crysis 2 without any ocing?
Hey! Been a little busy today.

Yes, the 450 will definitely run Crysis 2, it's not as demanding as its predecessors.

He's running a 2500k CPU though, so you must expect getting lower frames per second.
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post #107 of 162
Crysis 2 runs liquid-smooth on my system at the highest settings that I can possibly get (I had to hack it to get even higher settings, but it's still liquid smooth).
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post #108 of 162
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Sweet, most people say if it can run crysis 2 it can run most of the modern games.

And did you actually hack it or did you mod/exploit.

[Edit] Just found out the people that were meant to post my HAF on the 28th of March (the day i purchases and payed for it) was shipped yesterday so hopefully i could have it by friday.
post #109 of 162
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I got some more updates, maybe before i get my e8400 i want to get a Cooler Master V6

The Antec Neo Eco 620W I will purchase this first.
Then hopefully the Intel Core 2 Dual E8400
And Gainward GeForce GTS 450 1GB Golden Sample

Then keep this rig until i get a job and start saving bigtime for a new mobo and cpu (1366)
post #110 of 162
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Originally Posted by Gawdz View Post
Sweet, most people say if it can run crysis 2 it can run most of the modern games.

And did you actually hack it or did you mod/exploit.

[Edit] Just found out the people that were meant to post my HAF on the 28th of March (the day i purchases and payed for it) was shipped yesterday so hopefully i could have it by friday.
Well I have to confess that all I really did was use Wasdie's Crysis 2 Advanced Graphics Options. However, there are only 3 adjustments in Crysis 2's in-game menu: High, Very High, and Extreme. I mean, it's not like the first Crysis where you can choose different settings for everything.

So, I maxed it out with this tool and I also maxed out my driver's 3D settings as well (that is, where I could since I need to keep Anisotropic Filtering and Antialiasing set to "Application-controlled").

With the first Crysis, I have to be slightly more conservative.


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I got some more updates, maybe before i get my e8400 i want to get a Cooler Master V6

The Antec Neo Eco 620W I will purchase this first.
Then hopefully the Intel Core 2 Dual E8400
And Gainward GeForce GTS 450 1GB Golden Sample

Then keep this rig until i get a job and start saving bigtime for a new mobo and cpu (1366)
I have to warn you that overclocking on the P41 chipset will be limited. The board you have now may be a decent board, however it may have a hard time overclocking.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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