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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+ System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:37 AM
Get this stuff
If you're wanting to use a different processor, you're going from upgrade to an overhaul becuase you are going to be gutting almost everything inside the PC to do it. The weak point is also probably your graphics cards, they are out-of-date and in need of an upgrade. Here's an idea:
Motherboard: ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX - This is the flagship AMD motherboard. It allows for DDR3-1333 memory, USB 3.0, and SATA 6. This is great if you want to use Crossfire at a later date. If you don't see yourself using Crossfire, or simply want to save some money, the MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 is also a good alternative. $169
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz - This is a six-core CPU. Most, if not all games, do not yet use all six cores, but in the future they might. The additional two cores are great for programs that favor additional physical cores, such as Handbrake. This is a Black Edition processor which means the multiplier is unlocked, allowing for easy overclocking. If you don't care about the additional two cores and simply want to save some cash, the AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz will work too. $229
RAM: CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - You are going from a DDR2 system to a DDR3 one, new RAM is required. You can buy two sticks for 8GB. Most home users only need 4GB, but if you're gaming, I would go for 8GB. The motherboard has a 16GB max and you need a 64-bit operating system to use 4GB or more of RAM. $88 ($44 times two sticks)
Graphics: MSI R6970-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 2GB - This is the top-of-the-line for AMD cards. You can easily run it on your power supply. It usually hovers between GTX 570 and GTX 580 levels of performance. $369 (Before $20 mail-in rebate)
Note: Depending on the version of Windows you are currently using, you may need to purchase a copy of Windows to use this PC.
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