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anybody have any opinion on these upgrades??? I need some input, maybe if someone has suggestion on different parts...
 

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Your not moving to phenom II right????

if not, then a phenom 9600 should you give good performance I mean not anything special but will give good performance.

Actually does that board support am2+ proc??? were you able to confirm that?? because that might be a problem, worse it may limit the HT of the sys if it does.

if it does fully support the phenom then the board is fine.
If not then do you need crossfire?? and if so do you need 2 cards or 4 cards??
if so
go with that board or the 790X or 790GX
if not
drop back to the 780g or the 770 which are very decent chipsets.

and that 4850 looks pretty solid, I see no issues with it, except for possibly the mobo. hmm why no consideration for the X3 I know it sounds out there but it does throw down with the e8400. granted the lowest one costs 100 bucks.
 
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If you want inexpensive take a look at a 5400+ BE and Asrock 780GXE.
 
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phenom with no fifty in the ends are not so good (even if u dont get the tlb bug)
 
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Or you can get a 5000+ BE. They OC like hell.
But for the cost @ 3.2Ghz, e1200 can outperform it @ 3Ghz if you can get ram that can get up to ~900mhz CL4.

EDIT: Not trying to start an "Intel vs AMD" flamewar here guys. Sorry if my post sounded liek I meant to. :eek:
 
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But for the cost @ 3.2Ghz, e1200 can outperform it @ 3Ghz if you can get ram that can get up to ~900mhz CL4.

EDIT: Not trying to start an "Intel vs AMD" flamewar here guys. Sorry if my post sounded liek I meant to. :eek:
Yea but if he switches intel then the price will be higher cuz of the you'll need to switch the mobo too.
 
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dont get that crappy motherboard, get a 790FX
 
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phenom with no fifty in the ends are not so good (even if u dont get the tlb bug)
well I'm going with what I can afford... I'm not 100% sure of my budget, but I'm thinking anywhere from 200-350... which is why I put what I did for processor and board. I'm looking at graphics card first and foremost, then on to a new processor / mobo... I figured the quad core would out perform my x2 hands down. I'm not looking for the best of the best... just something that I can depend on, and be able to a little better performance out of.
 
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Your not moving to phenom II right????

if not, then a phenom 9600 should you give good performance I mean not anything special but will give good performance.

Actually does that board support am2+ proc??? were you able to confirm that?? because that might be a problem, worse it may limit the HT of the sys if it does.

if it does fully support the phenom then the board is fine.
If not then do you need crossfire?? and if so do you need 2 cards or 4 cards??
if so
go with that board or the 790X or 790GX
if not
drop back to the 780g or the 770 which are very decent chipsets.

and that 4850 looks pretty solid, I see no issues with it, except for possibly the mobo. hmm why no consideration for the X3 I know it sounds out there but it does throw down with the e8400. granted the lowest one costs 100 bucks.
board SHOULD support it, it's combo'd at newegg... not worried about xfire... there is another board that they are comboing it with which has a higher ht, I could post that link if you think it woudl be better
 

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don't want to do open box, I'm so uneasy about stuff like that... plus Intel is out of my price range.
It's cool just tryin' to help. :)
 
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Umm, personally, I'd look at upgrading you psu if you want to run a 4850.

I'm dubious as to whether your current one is up to the task.
 
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Umm, personally, I'd look at upgrading you psu if you want to run a 4850.

I'm dubious as to whether your current one is up to the task.
getting a new psu for xmas more than likely
 
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Totally agree. If your willing to push the budget up to that much brandshould not be an issue and (the "new")Biostar is pretty good. Chipset would matter more IMO.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138128
with the asus board there is a combo discount as well as a mir. ;)

[QUOTE Do you need a 780G board? They have the built in video already. If your gonna be using a 4850 there is no reason to be getting a G based board. Go for something with an FX, they are solid chipsets [/QUOTE]

Can you list some FX boards for me???
 
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with the asus board there is a combo discount as well as a mir. ;)
Well yeah, I am aware but the 790GX chipset is quite a bit better.
 
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Well yeah, I am aware but the 790GX chipset is quite a bit better.
what about the chipset is better? (again thanks for the advice everyone) Trying to stay within budget... wife wont let me spend more than what I get due to the baby coming in may...so I need the best I can get, for the amount I have to spend...
 
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what about the chipset is better? (again thanks for the advice everyone) Trying to stay within budget... wife wont let me spend more than what I get due to the baby coming in may...so I need the best I can get, for the amount I have to spend...
the 790 gx is technicaly a 790x with a 780g overclocked in the same die and the 790x is a crippled 790fx in terms of crossfireability and the 790 fx is the flaghship chipset so, indeed is good, and a lot of its goodness is thanks to the sb750

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