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Old 02-10-2009, 11:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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If i were you i would save up and grab a phenom 920 or one of the new AM3 triple cores when they release and a new am2+ mobo.

The performance difference is that much greater.....going from a 4000+ to another dually wont be that much of an upgrade.
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I just can't see that anytime too soon. I still need a new case because with everything getting so big it's cramped. Then I need a new gpu most definetly. To get that, a new mobo, new cpu, and will I then need new ram too? That's a complete new build lol. I got this thing about a year and a half ago, I had 0 computer knowledge at the time and thought I was building a pretty future proof machine at least for the next 2-3 years. Not so.

I just don't think I've got the money to do that big of an upgrade, I'm 17, work part time, go to school, and play football lol. There isn't a lot of money making/saving going on there. I guess I won't upgrade the cpu if I won't see any difference.

Newegg.com - NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Know anything on that case? I think I'll prolly get that case and grab a 9800 gtx+.
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Its doable trust me, you just need to find the right mix of parts.

And you can sell parts from your current rig. No, you dont need new ram for an am2+ mobo, and you can keep that psu as well.

Grab an antec 300 instead, its a bit cheaper.

This is a good gpu and comes very close to a 9800GTX:
Newegg.com - MSI N9800GT 512OC GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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I'm sort of out of the loop with the new am2+ and it i7 stuff. Basically just the newer processors. I heard quad core is actually worse for gaming, so then do I really want to go am2+? And how much is a decent mobo and cpu cost?
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am2+ isnt all quad core, it simply adds 1066 support.

The phenom II series is the best performing series of amd proccesors ever, so its worth the wait to grab one.

Just look up phenom II 920 on newegg.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:45 PM   #26 (permalink)
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haha, 190 bucks. I was looking at spending about 130 on a new cpu and new case. then later on 150 tops on a new gpu. thats 280 or so. For a new case, phenom II, new mobo, and new gpu I'd say i'm looking at 450 at the least. Could be done I suppose I would just have to wait longer. ahhh... the waiting game. Not sure what I want to do.. lol
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If i were you i would save up and grab a phenom 920 or one of the new AM3 triple cores when they release
$190 decent Quad or $145 blazing fast triple Core.

Seriously, AMD has just amazed me.
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The new X3's are surprisingly competetive. And overclock pretty well.
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I just don't think I can really have the money for that in the near future. So if I get say a 2.8ghz BE, and oc to maybe 3.0 ghz, I wont see much of a difference from what I've got now?
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If you must get a dual core, then you should either go for a decent P43~P45 board paired with an E5200.

Or the X2 7750 from AMD.

Both are great chips.
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