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So I've finally got a little money to put towards my PC and at the moment i know my motherboard is hindering me from getting to 4.0 or more. I'm curious if it is worth it though to drop another $250 on a motherboard just to hit 4.0 or higher?

Not sure really where to go with this build though. My friend keeps telling me to ditch my 1090T and go with a 2600k or some sort of the like.

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No it's not worth it. $250 is too much money for 250MHz.

Save your money. You don't need another cpu unless you're going for highend gpus in SLI or Crossfire.
 

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No it's not worth it. $250 is too much money for 250MHz.
Save your money. You don't need another cpu unless you're going for highend gpus in SLI or Crossfire.
Yeah which was what i had wanted to do (Grab another gtx560TI) but meh, i think ill leave it as is!
 

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Im with the other two, even $180 for 250mhz isnt worth it, and it would even suck more if your chip isnt stable past 3.8ghz. It would have been an even bigger waist.

In all honesty though, when you feel your cpu is holding you back consider switching to intel if your going to buy a new motherboard, some higher end ones as cheap as $180 and the 2500k is dropping too. There is no doubt the 2500k is better than a fx8120 and they are nearly the same price. Microcenter even has the 2500k for $180. The 2600k for a gamer is a waist, although if you can afford it why not.
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Yeah which was what i had wanted to do (Grab another gtx560TI) but meh, i think ill leave it as is!
If you want to sli, assuming your mobo allows it, you will still enjoy a huge performance boost. Im not sure the 1090 will bottleneck, but even if it does like everyone says, your still getting a large boost. Now, lets say you need the mobo to run sli, mobo $220, another 560ti $230, your at $450, I would then sell the current 560ti instead and get a killer 7970 or gtx580, same money spent and WAY WAY better than a single 560ti. Heck the 7970 might be the same at 560ti sli lol
 

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Save that money and start building a nice sound system. HDMI output to a stereo receiver, pick up some polk audio R150's and drool at the sexy sound
I have an OK logitech 5 pc with a sub that does just fine! This money is just burning a whole in my pocket! haha. Think i may wait a few months and just ditch AMD and go with intel.
 

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Im with the other two, even $180 for 250mhz isnt worth it, and it would even suck more if your chip isnt stable past 3.8ghz. It would have been an even bigger waist.
In all honesty though, when you feel your cpu is holding you back consider switching to intel if your going to buy a new motherboard, some higher end ones as cheap as $180 and the 2500k is dropping too. There is no doubt the 2500k is better than a fx8120 and they are nearly the same price. Microcenter even has the 2500k for $180. The 2600k for a gamer is a waist, although if you can afford it why not.
So the 2500k is just as good as the 2600k for gaming? I assume the 2600k excels at multi-tasking? How high is it able to clock?
 

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I have an OK logitech 5 pc with a sub that does just fine! This money is just burning a whole in my pocket! haha. Think i may wait a few months and just ditch AMD and go with intel.
Oh buddy, those don't even compare the slightest. Having a Dolby Digital/ THX certified receiver doing the decoding of you audio is a whole nother realm. I never thought it was a big deal till I tried it out, now I can't stand going back to normal PC speakers. I came from the Logitech G51 speakers
 

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So I've finally got a little money to put towards my PC and at the moment i know my motherboard is hindering me from getting to 4.0 or more. I'm curious if it is worth it though to drop another $250 on a motherboard just to hit 4.0 or higher?
Not sure really where to go with this build though. My friend keeps telling me to ditch my 1090T and go with a 2600k or some sort of the like.
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just curious...have you overclocked the cpu/nb also....the performance gain from clocking it up will be huge....along with ram tuning it would be a much bigger performance boost than the 250mhz....
 

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So the 2500k is just as good as the 2600k for gaming? I assume the 2600k excels at multi-tasking? How high is it able to clock?
Keep in mind I dont own either, but from what I have seen the 2600k isnt any better for gaming, its essentially a 2500k with hyper threading from what some have said on the forums, it would be better at multithreaded stuff though but the 2500k will pretty much take anything you can throw at it. They also both seem to overclock the same.

Im on the fence with an fx8120, it will probably meet my needs, but if I sli I know I will get better results with intel. I already have a killer motherboard for the 8120/50, but dont feel like investing more money into a 2nd place system with prices so good on a 2500k, locally microcenter has them for $180. I would most likely get the asus maximum iv gene-z z68 board for it to stay in the ROG lineup. That or the p8z68-v pro which is ATX. I rather have atx but really like the ROG line, asus will send a brand new board on the first rma rushed from what I understand. I want to look at how the msi boards do with intel though, they have rma locally and let me willcall when I needed to on my 890fxa-gd70. Its my experience with that board that has led me away, the asus CHV i have has given me much more overclock features which i love and want to retain if I go intel.
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just curious...have you overclocked the cpu/nb also....the performance gain from clocking it up will be huge....along with ram tuning it would be a much bigger performance boost than the 250mhz....
yeah I agree, the cpu-nb overclock makes things feel much "snappier" and helps in everything!
 

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I'm kinda in same boat as op..Think I'll wait for tax check and see my options lol..2500k looks solid tho.
 

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Come on, $250 for 250MHz? Are you kidding me? That's $1 per MHz, which makes my 1090t $4,000!

If I were you, I would buy a higher quality monitor with that money. No offense, but Dynex is crap. I would much rather play on my 22" Dell than even a 42" Dynex. Kind of defeats the purpose of having a great video card when its output is a POS.

BTW, where did you come up with the $250? You can easily OC your 1090t to 4GHz with a $150 board such as mine. Good luck.
 

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just curious...have you overclocked the cpu/nb also....the performance gain from clocking it up will be huge....along with ram tuning it would be a much bigger performance boost than the 250mhz....
Yes my cpu/nb is at 2750 i believe. Not sure how to tune the ram but timings are 7-8-7
 

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Come on, $250 for 250MHz? Are you kidding me? That's $1 per MHz, which makes my 1090t $4,000!
If I were you, I would buy a higher quality monitor with that money. No offense, but Dynex is crap. I would much rather play on my 22" Dell than even a 42" Dynex. Kind of defeats the purpose of having a great video card when its output is a POS.
BTW, where did you come up with the $250? You can easily OC your 1090t to 4GHz with a $150 board such as mine. Good luck.
My monitor is fine man, I think games look just fine to be honest, and no i don't need a $250 mobo, but if i plan on sticking with amd id rather get the crosshair V.
 

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Come on, $250 for 250MHz? Are you kidding me? That's $1 per MHz, which makes my 1090t $4,000!
If I were you, I would buy a higher quality monitor with that money. No offense, but Dynex is crap. I would much rather play on my 22" Dell than even a 42" Dynex. Kind of defeats the purpose of having a great video card when its output is a POS.
BTW, where did you come up with the $250? You can easily OC your 1090t to 4GHz with a $150 board such as mine. Good luck.
My monitor is fine man, I think games look just fine to be honest, and no i don't need a $250 mobo, but if i plan on sticking with amd id rather get the crosshair V.
Do what you want. My point is if you compare a samsung and dynex hdtv side by side, you can clearly see the difference. Dynex is one of the cheapest brands for a reason.
 

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My monitor is fine man, I think games look just fine to be honest, and no i don't need a $250 mobo, but if i plan on sticking with amd id rather get the crosshair V.
thats a sweet board..i want one too

the only monitor upgrade i would consider would be to something 3d ready....thats gonna take off like a rocket soon....everybody write it down i said it here first...lol

if your running 1600mhz or higher on ram with those timings then your lookin pretty good there also

umm charlie.....you really shouldn't call peoples hardware POS....and you should research abit before you do at the very least

If you're trying to decide among televisions, you may be considering both the Dynex - 32" Class / 720p / 60Hz / LCD HDTV and the Samsung - 22" / 720p / LED-LCD HDTV. Based on input from thousands of users, we've learned that ports, audio and picture quality are the most important considerations for choosing between televisions. When we compared these two televisions, the Dynex - 32" Class / 720p / 60Hz / LCD HDTV completely dominated, out-performing the Samsung - 22" / 720p / LED-LCD HDTV in ports, audio and picture quality. These televisions are actually not all that different from one another, and which is best for you ultimately depends on who you are and what you value in televisions. (read more)

the point is..in todays monitor and tv market...alot are made by the same manufacturers and just rebranded...and model to model they vary in quality and performance...just saying those are strong words...be like me saying you have alot of room to talk...your using a POS dell...right?...just isin't curtious...just a thought
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I do want to add, unless you have a brand loyalty go intel like I mentioned earlier when your ready. Currently you setup is well balanced and not needing a cpu upgrade. A better gpu or a SSD you bring you greater satisfaction, I never ran a raid setup, went from single HDD to SSD but with SSD in the 500/500MB range Im sure it will still put a smile to your face. If you want to stick with AMD, please do yourself a favor and DO NOT consider anything less than a FX8120. The 6100 would be a downgrade. The 8120 in single threaded apps is slower, but its multithreaded performance helps it out and makes it on par/better than thuban depending on situation. I also personally feel to make FX-81xx worth it the cooling needs to be in place for at least 4.8ghz. I have seen many magazines do their reviews with what is an antec 920/corsair h80 and that IS NOT enough for a prime stable overclock, they would easily exceed 62c with all cores loaded but to each their own, it most likely wont overheat while gaming. Just run the chance of being unstable without a proper load test.

Like others are saying, this might be a better opertunity for you to upgrade other parts of your system, just try to spend the money in parts that wont limit you to AMD in case you decide to switch. Thats why all my recent upgrades have been platform neutral, gpu, psu, cooling, etc.
 
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