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# 83577 18-May-2011 22:11
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Just want to find out if its a better option to upgrade my cpu from a dual core to a quad core on a Am2+ mobo or go and upgrade to a Am3 system and  better performance and which will be a cheaper option

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  # 470834 18-May-2011 22:30
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It really depends on the comparative cost.

Just remember to factor in that you may be able to re-use things like PSU, GPU, possibly RAM from your current system (and of course monitor, keyboard, mouse... etc). This will quite often make a motherboard and CPU upgrade the better option.



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  # 470836 18-May-2011 22:34
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cheers

 
 
 
 




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  # 470837 18-May-2011 22:35
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what would be a good cheap gaming mobo on Am3

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  # 470845 18-May-2011 22:42
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To be honest, I'm not really all that familiar with AMD stuff.
Not really an Intel fanboy per se, but it seems to have just happened that way.

Are you set on AMD?
More importantly, what is your budget?



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  # 470847 18-May-2011 22:44
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at the moment just need a mobo ram and cpu on a budget of $500 a bit steep

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  # 470857 18-May-2011 22:56
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Mobo: ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AMD870 AM3 DDR3 USB3 SATA3 PCI-E
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3
RAM: Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL8

The above can be had for $550 through http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/
That might be pushing your budget a little though.
And, like I said, I'm not really up with the play with AMD stuff, so those component combinations were a complete guess.

Might guide you in the right direction though. :)





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  # 470860 18-May-2011 22:58
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sweet as thanks for you help

 
 
 
 


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  # 470880 18-May-2011 23:46
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Unless you're dead set on amd id have a look at some of the Intel sandy bridge cpu's and motherboards. youll probably end up spending a bit more but it should be worth it in terms of performance. I myself am looking at building a fairly cheap Intel based gaming system in several weeks :)

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  # 470886 19-May-2011 00:25
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Maybe Gigabyte MOBO
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MBDGBM3021&name=GIGABYTE-880GM-USB3-AM3-DDR3-1800+-Six-Core-Proces

AMD Quad core cpu, Phenom II X4 3.2 ghz Black.
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=CPUAMD9955

Kingston HyperX 4GB ram kit
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MEMKHX1167997

Total cost is $462.30 give or take a little for delivery.




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  # 470888 19-May-2011 00:42
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thanks for all your guyz help



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  # 472004 21-May-2011 20:39
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im thinking of doing this setup would it be worth it
ASRock 870 Extreme3 Socket AM3 AMD 870 + SB850 DDR3 1800 USB3.0 SATA3 Quad CrossFireX Ready 1394 Raid 0 1 5 10 And 8 CH HD Audio

Gigabyte GZ-PC Black Mid Tower Case, No PSU, 1x 80mm Fan, 4x 5.25, 5x 3.5, 2x USB 2.0
Great Wall Gw-450sel 450w Atx Power Supply .
Palit GF GTS 450 PCI-E 2.0 1GB DDR5 128-bit, Dual-Link DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, Fan
Asus DRW-24B3ST SATA Black 24x DVDRW Retail


AMD Phenom II X4 955 - Quad Core 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Black Edition
Cooler Master AM3/AM2(Up to 65W) 25.17dBA Tool free clip Active cooling solution for desktop PC for AMD Sempron/Athlon II X(all series)/Phenom II X(all series)
- LIMITED STOCK ONLY - KINGSTON HyperX 4GB Kit 1600MHz CL9 kit (2x2GB) DDR3 NonECC DIMM XMP Blu

500GB Western Digital SATA Hard Drive

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