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#1 purity

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:51 AM

since my am2 x64 + cpu died yesterday ive been looking into upgrading to a decent cpu and mobo.

 

i have become a very intense gamer over the last several months and i would like to have a system that will run crysis 2 and     

other high end games comfortably

 

im not sure weather to go intel or amd ive had a look at the am3 and the i3-i5 but with cost been a factor its looking like am3

 

ASrock 970DE3/U3S3 Motherboard
 AMD 640 Quad Core X4 3.0GHz AM3 Processor

16GB DDR3 1333 Memory.

 

im not sure what graphics card i want i need it to be fairly cheap but i would like to go 1 gb and ill also need a decent power supply



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:01 AM

Isn't the 640 EOL? where are you going to get it?

and how much money do you actually have?



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:07 AM

EOL? what the heck is that and  for the main build about £200-£250 



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:08 AM

End of life



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

Purity - considering what appears to be a very limited budget, have you considered just replacing your dead cpu and investing that saved money into a better video card?

 

But if that isn't an option for some reason;

Can you send us a link to the store you'll be purchasing your gear from?  No sense in us making suggestions if we don't know what is available to you.

 

For example (using availability and pricing in the US) if it were me I'd probably be leaning towards a Phenom II 965 Black Edition - which is still a great CPU for a gaming rig and over here they are going for less than $100 bucks.  And instead of the board you're looking at right now I'd be thinking about the MSI 990FXA-GD65V2.

 

You don't need 16Gb of memory - 8Gb will work just fine.

 
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

hi guys everything will be bought from ebay as it seems to be the cheapest place i can go lol, the reason for the upgrade from my old board is one of the two ram slots died.

 

here are the am3 boards ive been looking at

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5d38ac7934

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3f163bb278

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4164d1a37f

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5d38ac792d

 

the intel boards ive looked at

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item460bbb7bfc

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item53eec13ba1

 

and ill need to find a decent graphics card



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:56 AM

All of those are well chosen options.  If I were buying for myself I'd go with the Gigabyte 970A-DS3 and FX-4170.  I don't think it's the best value of the bunch (no memory included in the bundle) - but I do think it's a great base system to start with.

http://www.ebay.co.u...4514949&afsrc=1

 

So if  you went with that option, then figure in what you'll spend on memory and a power supply.... how much does that leave you for the GPU?


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:01 AM

All of those are well chosen options.  If I were buying for myself I'd go with the Gigabyte 970A-DS3 and FX-4170.  I don't think it's the best value of the bunch (no memory included in the bundle) - but I do think it's a great base system to start with.

http://www.ebay.co.u...4514949&afsrc=1

 

So if  you went with that option, then figure in what you'll spend on memory and a power supply.... how much does that leave you for the GPU?

i had a look at your suggestion it seems to be  a solid bet i found i can get the parts cheaper then ebay woot woot :)

 

Gigabyte 970A-DS3  £53.00

 

FX-4170  £93.00

 

i was looking at ram and i found these two candidates.

 

Corsair Vengeance PC Memory  2x4GB £42

 

GSkill (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaw X Series £40.00

 

as for gpu i have a 512mb pci-x card all i can remember it is an nvidia gforce card with a hdmi output (cant check model number part is with a friend)

 

and as for the psu ive found two candidates

 

Evo Labs 800W ATX Silent Gaming Modular PC Power Supply  £50.00

 

Storm 800W Quiet Silent PC Power £28.00



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

Unfortunately, I don't know anything about the two power supplies that you've listed.  However, if it were me I'd personally be willing to settle on a used power supply, brand name, with a proven track record.  Something like this for example;

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a7e2579bc


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:20 AM

ill have a look for a decent used psu :)



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

£515

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4850948505

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item35c41f271b

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2a275270e7

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item48454abeba

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item53f4592532

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item25694ae46c

 

bit pricey but its worth saving up for a build that will last you a few years.


Edited by TehStranger, 08 February 2013 - 08:54 AM.

Case: NZXT Phantom

Cooler: Corsair H100

CPU: i7 3930k @ 4GHz
Motherboard: Asus Rampage Formula IV
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600MHz
Power Supply: Thermaltake ToughPower XT 875W
Video cards: Dual GTX 480's with Zalman VF3000F coolers
SSD & Hard Drives: Corsair Force GT 120GB (OS) and a few hard drives for games, storage and programs
Monitors: Asus VE278Q (Primary Display) BenQ G2220HD (Secondary Display)
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:43 AM

Another person from the UK :D

 

If I may add that Amazon have good deals on the RAM:

8GB Corsair Vengeance - £38

and GPU
HD7770 - £89


Processor AMD FX-6100 Hex-core, 3.3GHz > Intel Core 2 Duo, Dual-core, 1.6GHz

Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz >  Crucial 3GB DDR3 1066MHz

Graphics Radeon HD7770 + Radeon HD5570 > Intel 3000 Integrated Graphics

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ > OEM Latitude XT2 Motherboard Socket P

Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA 7200.14 > Samsung 64GB SSD SATA 3Gbps

Power Supply Cooler Master Elite ATX 500W > OEM Dell Power Supply 90W

Case Zalman Z11 Plus 4x 120mm fans, 3x 80mm > OEM Dell Latitude XT Case

 

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