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My Gaming Rig, Possible need of upgrade.


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#1 bory504

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:43 AM

I dont really have problem, Im mainly seeking advice and opinion. My rig is relatively up to date for the most part and on pcpartpicker my build came up to about $1k. My question is does anyone think my system is ok how it is or would you recommend me changing or upgrading anything? I primarily use it for basic internet purposes and gaming. I play games like Aion, Tera, Tribes: Ascend, LoL, CSS, D3 and things similar to these. I want to say I would get the lowest FPS (anywhere between 30-60) on Aion, Tera, and Tribes (Tribes runs pretty awesome for the most part, small lag in very few parts of maps). I also have Tribes set on the highest setting, Aion is set on highest, but i cant run Tera on the highest without it being super laggy. Overall Im pretty happy with the rig, would just like some input on what other people recommend.

 

  • CPU
    AMD FX-6100
  • Motherboard
    Asus M4N78 Pro
  • Ram
    16g DDR3 PNY
  • Storage
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
  • Video Card
    NVIDIA 560Ti
  • Soundcard
    Onboard
  • Power Supply
    850w Thermaltake Black Widow
  • Case
    Coolmaster CM Storm Scout

 


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:05 PM

Are you sure thats your motherboard or processor?

 

The FX-6100 is an AM3+ processor, and that motherboard is only AM3.... they shouldnt work together

 

The only thing I would say you might want to upgrade (depending on what your motherboard actually is) would be the video card, its not a pressing need but sometine it may be wise to set aside some money, save up about 200 and get a 660/670 something like that. Other than that it looks great, and like I said, nothing wrong with it, just may need some updating before too long.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

the  i-5 Ivy is looking like a deal nowadays with dreamy OC. maybe with an ASRock X board. Don't SLI on it though. is that 560 treating you nice or bottlenecking the CPU or vice versa??


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:32 PM

Video card needs to be upgraded.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:53 PM

The mobo is definately a M4N78 Pro. At least thats what my box says. But, a lot of pictures that I see dont exactly match what my mobo looks like. Its close, but it may be a number or letter off Im not sure. And the video card I had in there before the 560Ti was a Radeon HD 4870 512mb GDDR5. It was an awesome card for a long time, but the 560Ti was a HUGEEE difference. The 4870 was definately a bottleneck, but the 560Ti is much better. However video cards usually the number one thing that become out of date.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:35 PM

The M4N78 Pro certainly does not the support the FX processor because of the chipset and there was no Bios update released to support the new processors. We need to be definite on the system you have please follow the link below as it will get the specifications of your computer.

 

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:10 PM

I would definitely downgrade my power supply to 550-750w max and put the difference into an improved mobo and cpu eg fx6300 and a 970 0r 990fx chipset mobo(asus,Asrock or Gigabyte) 

The 850w is overkill

 

Also switch out your 560Ti for an HD 7850 eg one of these cheapest is $140 or $130 with MIR + 2games

 

 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600100181%20600286767%20600298542%20600007782%204017&IsNodeId=1&name=%24100%20-%20%24200&Order=PRICE&Pagesize=20

 

 

Anandtech bench7850 vs 560ti

 

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/858?vs=778

 


Edited by diggi, 06 September 2013 - 09:13 PM.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:06 AM

i like the thermaltake PSUs. they get bad reviews for sure, but the cabling is sweet. what i see most of the time with aftermarket PSUs is an overkill of Molexs at the expense of the auxilliary connectors for GPUs and SATAs etc. Thermaltakes are more like the opposite, a few Molexs and a plethora of the oither connector types


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:11 AM

The problems I saw with Thermaltake power supplies was lack of longevity. They get bad reviews for a reason. The ones I was dealing with had bad power supply fans and when I opened them up to replace the fan(s) I would see capacitors starting to go bad.

 

Capacitors and Fans are two of the items that differ in good quality units vs inexpensive units. The next area they differ is often the size of the heat sinks in the power supply.

 

For information on what a capacitor is why they have problems read this article

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

 

There are also many fake brands being used. The manufacturer of a device may not know they bought a fake instead of a good Quality make and model.

 

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:26 AM

Duly noted...

 

 Between the poor reviews and the experts real world judgement, Thermaltake PSUs are a series to be questioned. Maybe Molexs aren't so bad, they can be adapted in a multitude of ways.

 

 Time to google who actually is the manufacturers of most of the PSUs in circulation. I read somewhere that there are a few, but so many entities re-brand them and market them under their proprietary moniker.

 

  Seasonic keeps getting excellent reviews.

 

 Edit:

 

 Wow. so many variables and origins.

 

 My tr2 is from Channel Well


Edited by synergy513, 08 September 2013 - 08:50 AM.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:31 AM

Ive had my PSU for at least 4 years and havent had any problems. As far as my motherboard, I forgot to look at the model, had a super busy weekend. Ill figure out the exact model today!


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:17 PM

So I got some info mixed up. You guys are right, my mobo is an Asus M5A87. I was confused because the M4N78 was my previous mobo and I gave it to my brother. I also threw my newer box away for the new mobo and i still have the old box so that threw me off too. So I updated my profile specs too so. I also took a pic from the speccy program, can I upload a picture to this website or you can only do URL links?


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:49 AM

Depending on your budget, you could upgrade the GPU to a 7870 which around the $200 range, same goes for a FX-8350 CPU.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:42 PM

Thanks everyone for your input!


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