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Looking for an upgrade for CPU, MOBO, and RAM

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July 25, 2013 11:02:20 PM

Hello, Tom's users. This is my first post here on the forum here, and I was wondering if I could get a few question answered. I am looking to upgrade my PC that I've had for about 5 years. I was thinking upgrading the CPU, Mobo, and ram firstly. Then when I month down the road GPU. (I hope I posted this on the correct forum, if not please guide me the way to it, thank you.)

Current specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+

Mobo: Gigabyte M57SLI-S4

RAM: DDR2 - 6GB

GPU: Radeon HD 5770


Since everything is so out dated, I've decided to just upgrade the whole darn system. Cant do my coding or Cad work anymore, its getting harder for the system to render each time.

Cpu: http://www.frys.com/product/6820696?site=sr%3ASEARCH%3A...

Mobo: http://www.frys.com/product/6114519?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...


Ram: http://www.frys.com/product/6992727?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Gpu: Suggestion? (from frys)


Would this be the right way go to about it, I am willing to take any suggestion or any help. One of my other concern is the case, depending on how big the Mobo is, I might have to end up getting a new one. I might take a pic and post here later.

Thank you in advance!

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July 25, 2013 11:15:04 PM

Id get a new Fx cpu like a 8350 or 8320 as the 8120 is older and not worth the cost. Also that board prob does not have support for the fx cpu as its a am3 790x board, to take the fx cpus u'll need a am3+ motherboard, the ram is fine and u can get the 8120 but the newer gen piledriver or fx 83xx/63xx/43xx where the bulldozer is 81xx/61xx/62xx/41xx and there not worth buying anymore.

Get the ram and these board is the same and its compatbile and rlly good, and the cpu is newer and higher clocked and still a 8 core. Go for the fx 8350 is u want to spend $200

http://www.frys.com/product/7217013?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN... - Or get the 990fx sabertooth as its higher quality and has a longer warranty
http://www.frys.com/product/7355934?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
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July 26, 2013 12:04:06 AM

The things that u need to know are
1.that the processor u selected is of am3+ scket but the mobo u selected is having am3 socket so they are not compatible
2.the bulldozer cpu u selected has been outdated as it has been replaced by newer piledriver cpus so its bttr to get newer ones



Here is the configuration u should get



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $404.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 03:03 EDT-0400)
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July 26, 2013 11:54:54 PM

Sn1992 said:
The things that u need to know are
1.that the processor u selected is of am3+ scket but the mobo u selected is having am3 socket so they are not compatible
2.the bulldozer cpu u selected has been outdated as it has been replaced by newer piledriver cpus so its bttr to get newer ones



Here is the configuration u should get



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $404.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 03:03 EDT-0400)


Thank you both for a speedy response.

@Lazyboy, sorry I thought my Mobo said AM3+ socket guess not. But seeing that the difference between the CPU that Sn1992 suggested is only about 10 bucks I will go for that one for sure. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, will keep that in mind.

@ Sn1992, awesome links, good sir! I am most likely going to go with that set up. Now as for when it comes to GPU I was thinking about waiting and just using mine till Nov, for BlackFriday. Would you think that would be wise to do so, or should I just bite the bullet? And should I also get an aftermarket heat sink for the GPU?

One of my other concern was fitting everything in my box, I have looked and compared the specs, and from the looks of it it should fit just like my old system.

Thank you both for being helpful!
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a c 407 à CPUs
July 27, 2013 12:02:44 AM

Yes it wud b adviceable to wait for the gpu
I wud nt advice aftermarket heatsink The best option is to get a non refference or overclocked version ofthe gpu like evga has its acx cooler cards msi has twin frozr ,gigabyte has windfrce 3x,and many more like these. These cards even has o.c. Potential and are designed fr dat


Probably evrything wud fit





Dnt forget to close the post
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a c 407 à CPUs
July 27, 2013 12:03:17 AM

And it wud surely fix
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