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#1 marine8498

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:11 PM

Im looking to upgrade my cpu, gpu and cpu fan / heatsink. ive got a budget of about 4-450$ ill list my specs and some pictures

 

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Am currently running a

Amd Fx-4130 quad core processor - 3.8ghz

16Gb G.skillz ram

Dual monitors running off of a

Amd radeon 7750 - 2Gb

mother board model is - Ga-78LMT-USB3

running a 450qw psu

 

here are a few newegg items ive listed on my wish list

Evga geforce gtx750 2gb 128-bit - still doing some research i dont know if this is an upgrade to my radeon 7750 2gb

Amd Fx-8350 black edition vishera 8-core 4.0ghz / 4.2ghz with turbo out of the box - i do alot of random gaming while i have work uploads going in the background.

Cooler master hyper 212 evo- cpu cooler with 120mm pwm fan

 

im really trying to get most out of my cpu as im not good with electrical wires so im not wanting to mess with that yet. let me know what you guys think



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#2 JerkyMcDilerino

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:29 PM

EVGA GTX 750 > Radeon 7750 2GB. 

 

Intel i5 series > AMD FX 8350, as for AMD CPU you need a good motherboard attempt to run those CPU. There's been a lot of cases where the motherboard VRM fry

 

Intel CPU is what i recommend all day, less TDP compare to AMD, don't need expensive motherboard attempt to run, and low heats generate. 

 

Coolermaster Hyper 212 evo > AMD box cooler



#3 marine8498

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:32 PM

i would go with intell if i had the extra money but thats all i can grab atm, but i do or it least i think i do have a decent gigabyte mother board.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:34 PM

I think this maybe your taste, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cT4kyc



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:37 PM

Here is the r9 270 on GTA 5 high settings, 


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:46 PM



Im looking to upgrade my cpu, gpu and cpu fan / heatsink. ive got a budget of about 4-450$ ill list my specs and some pictures

 

** Rest of post deleted for brevity **

 

here are a few newegg items ive listed on my wish list

Evga geforce gtx750 2gb 128-bit - still doing some research i dont know if this is an upgrade to my radeon 7750 2gb

Amd Fx-8350 black edition vishera 8-core 4.0ghz / 4.2ghz with turbo out of the box - i do alot of random gaming while i have work uploads going in the background.

Cooler master hyper 212 evo- cpu cooler with 120mm pwm fan

 

im really trying to get most out of my cpu as im not good with electrical wires so im not wanting to mess with that yet. let me know what you guys think

 

Hey Marine,

 

Here's my recommended upgrades that will help you get a much faster setup than you have now.

 

I selected an i3 4160 Dual core processor, but it has built-in hyperthreading that makes it more powerful than most AMD 4-6 core processors. This i3 processor is just a tad slower than the AMD FX 6300 6 core processor, which is AMD's top line 6 core processor.

Here's the link: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i3-4160+%40+3.60GHz&id=2317

 

Plus, I selected a better and newer power supply unit and picked the GTX 750i graphics card which will be much better than your current graphics card.

 

The motherboard that I selected has great upgrade capabilities, especially for faster processors. You can upgrade to an i5 4690k or an i7 4760k processor without having to buy a new motherboard or power supply unit.

 

 

 
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($100.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card  ($139.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $470.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-10 20:32 EDT-0400

Edited by Buzzsaw, 10 July 2015 - 07:48 PM.


#7 marine8498

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:19 PM

wow the support on here is really good thanks guys, and i think with my budget im going to go with buzzsaw's build he posted, ive always wanted to convert over to intel jus always found myself finding the better deals on amd computers, i work for a preservation company so when i go into these houses i find old and sometimes new computer like the one i have now lol so really jus on the fly building is what i do. but this is great buzz thanks for that build i will be ordering that towards the end of the month once i get paid.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:22 PM

Intel will be releasing the Skylake CPU's in August, if you can wait until then, you may get a better deal.  If you have the extra cash on hand, you can consider the GIGABYTE GV-N960IXOC-2GD GeForce GTX 960 2GB which is a bit more powerful than a 750 Ti.  If you replace the motherboard, you will need to repurchase a copy of Windows to remain compliant with the license if you are using an OEM/System Builder copy of the OS.  Microsoft loves to change things around with licenses for System Builders, you can read about it here.

 

Use caution when looking at benchmarks, the best metric to look at when evaluating performance is actual real-life actions and not a synthetic battery of tests.  With the FX-6300 series, you may get better multithreaded performance especially if more threads are thrown at it, however, for lightly threaded programs, the higher IPC (Instructions per cycle) of the i3 would give it the performance edge.  AMD will be releasing their Zen CPU's eventually, but like the Skylake models Intel is releasing, these use a different socket needing a different motherboard.  AMD tends to keep sockets around for a long time.

 

Your current motherboard can handle the high-end AMD processors.  You can save some money by getting one of the FX-8300 series CPU's.  I believe this would be a more cost-effective option.  I would go with a AMD FX-8320 (Assuming this is your motherboard, then yes, it is compatible), a CORSAIR CSM Series CS550M 550W power supply, and a GIGABYTE GV-N960IXOC-2GD GeForce GTX 960 2GB GPU.  If you have extra money, you could even get a more powerful GPU like the ZOTAC ZT-90101-10P GeForce GTX 970 4GB.  This build with the 960 is more powerful and you won't need to rebuy and reinstall Windows.  As for a new heatsink, assuming your case can handle it, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus gets good reviews.  These big heatsinks sometimes have issues clearing RAM if they have tall heat spreaders on them.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 11:11 PM

Skylake CPU going to be interesting, hope this bad boy is 20mn die rather than 22mn die. Also, i3 are not really meant for gaming, but rather business PC if you want gaming CPU go for i5 since it's offer overclocked.

 


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:36 AM

ive got a full cybertron tower so it can clear most things if not all.



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:00 AM

ive got a full cybertron tower so it can clear most things if not all.

 

Marine,

 

Like DJB stated, you can wait until late August, then I would recommend getting the GTX 960 graphics card.

 

If you do wait, you might be able to gather up more money and get a stronger computer build.

 

You can always come back in August and ask us again about a computer build with a higher budget amount.

 

Keep us posted.






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