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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Tokio, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Tokio

    Tokio New Member

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    Hi everyone have been on/off from hardware world for quite some time.
    But I'm back for a little upgrade most likely CPU/GPU I currently have the Biostar 780G AM2+ board which i can not test (last time screen was blank and fans were spinning) and a GA-G31M-ES2L (lga775).
    I also have the little hd4670 I want another ati/amd card but with same +/- TDP as this one, as I can not get a new PSU too... :banghead:
    For the CPU I'm thinking of either a Phenom II 920 which is only $88 (new,tray)weird but if the board doesn't work I'll have to get an Intel and I have not idea which one, as the "best/most expensive" I've seen in shops around here is the Pentium Dual Core E6xxx something...
    Thanks in advance everyone :toast:
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    Depends on what are your needs, concerning computer usage. If it's for light gaming, just get that Phenom II you looked at and pick up a graphics card with one PCI-E 6pin connector (HD 6770/ GTX 550Ti). That way you won't have to upgrade your PSU, as the hardware won't blow it up.
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    Could always use the Techpowerup market place and get a used Core 2 duo/quad. Q6600's are going for $70-$90 these days. As for graphics in the same tdp range, it looks like 5670/6670 would be the only AMD upgrades.
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    What exactly is your budget? And what hardware do you have (if its not working don't list it)

    We will be glad to build you a Frankenstein

    Your probably looking at a C2D 8XXX / Q9400 and a 5770 But it depends on how much money you have
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    There is also many many quad core AMD cpu's in TPU market like phenom II 955,965,940 around 100$ down to 80$.
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    +1

    The 940/955/965 still "kick ass", the one I have runs everything @ max with no problems.
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    That's probably because you run 3 graphics cards lol.
    Again replying to the OP: pick up a quad core cpu, doesn't matter which one Intel or AMD. Any of them will run a 150W TDP graphics card no problem.

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