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#1 saje43

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:04 AM

Hey everyone, I'm looking to upgrade my MoBo to better suit my gaming habits. I'd like to stay under 200$ for the MoBo if I can. Can't post all the specs of what I'm running currently (at work) but I currently am running 8gb of DDR2 800, 1gb 9800gt and an E5200 CPU 2.5ghz dual core. I'm just looking for overclocking capabilities and just a solid motherboard for gaming. I recently got The Witcher 2 and it's driving me crazy! Oh, and currently on 64-bit Vista..

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:23 AM

Your video card and processor are holding you back.

What is your bedget, because you will need RAM, CPU, and Video Card.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:26 AM

Man, you really think so? I was hoping overclocking would suffice.. I really don't want to spend more than 400$ total, it took me a bit of money to get to where I am currently and feel like I'm sinking now! Hah.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:27 AM

By the way, here's a link to my current MoBo. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121351R

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:37 AM

Overclocking causes undo stress on components and decreases the life span of the components.

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400 - 189.99

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 129.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B - 89.99

EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - 162.99

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:41 AM

Wow, that stuff is great. Thanks for the research. Still, out of my price range though sadly.. Trying to save as much money as I can and utilize what I have.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:42 AM

LGA775 based motherboards will probably be more costly then a new one.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:48 AM

Hmm...

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:05 AM

To cut down on cost for cryptodan's list, i have changed it to a lower price motherboard and 4GB of ram. Also i upgraded my LGA775 rig to a faster cpu, ram, psu and graphics for $400 which i do kinda regret now because i could of bought faster
components for a lower price.

GIGABYTE GA-H67M-D2-B3 - $100

Kingston HyperX Blu 2GB (2 x 1GB) - $30

Edited by killerx525, 07 June 2011 - 09:07 AM.

>Michael 
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   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:28 AM

So, it's not practical to keep the 775 and just upgrade the MoBo?

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:34 AM

A few months ago, I would have said yes, but not now.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:35 AM

What about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157226 with an AMD Phenom II x4 955?

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:37 AM

The LGA1155 is way more cheaper and it's performance is awesome for the price you pay for it.

>Michael 
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
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:38 AM

What about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157226 with an AMD Phenom II x4 955?

The CPU is fine for gaming but the motherboard has a pretty old chipset but since you are on budget then it should do the job.

>Michael 
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
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:41 AM

What would you suggest for the motherboard then? Also, is there anything I should know in switching from Intel to AMD, never touched AMD before..




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