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Going from AMD to AMD...or?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Meizuman, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Meizuman

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    Been using these three letters quite much, never had an Intel actually.

    So my specs and few new 3DMark results can be seen on the left.

    Was thinking of:
    AMD FX-8320 180€
    Gigabyte GA-990X-UD3 100€
    8GB (2x4) Ballistix Tactical, DDR3 1866MHz, CL9, 1.5V 56€
    XFX 750W XXX Edition Semi Modular (Bronze) 100€

    I would at first keep using the HD 6950 and the SSD... Could put the ol' 4850 back in and sell the whole old system to a friend.

    But then again, I searched some results on 3DMark.com and it looks like the gaming performance wont see any major jumps. Productivity and such may get a serious boost...?

    Or should I leave my favourite manufacturer and go for something like i5 2500K?

    Or should I just wait and see what the next year brings? I mean I don't even play so much anymore. I just want new AMD hardware to fiddle with :D
     
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    If you want just to basically "tinker with", no need in waiting. Vishera is a great performing chip. Price considering, a better deal than most Intel CPUs. I say go for it if your in a situation where you can easily afford it.

    BTW, that triple-X XFX power supply has a silver rating. I have one myself. Great PSU. Didin't have a problem with my 2600k rig with crossfired 5870 cards.
     
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    Phenom II X4 to a Piledriver X8...huge boost im productivity.

    So what do you use your PC for? If you're doing nothing intensive why upgrade at all.
     
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    Because of this. Wants to play with new shit.

    OP,

    Looks like a good upgrade to me. CPU, mem, motherboard. Id maybe look at a different PSU though. You can get Gold Rated PSUs for pretty good prices these days.

    CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2...
     
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    and since when does someone on TPU actually need a reason to upgrade?:toast:
     
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    Fair enough. In the last two years I've stopped buying hardware for the sake of it unless it's a necessity. In this economy I'm trying to accumulate wealth.
     
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    I run an 8350 and have run a 965BE in the past- big step up for what I use it for! :toast:

    One recommendation- go for the 8350 if you can swing it. The cost difference is minimal ;)
     
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    misspost, ignore.
     

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