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September 7, 2013 12:04:22 PM

Om basically, I saved up £400 to upgrade my CPU and GPU in my current rig which is

Phenom II 965 Black Edition

Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB OC edition

8GB Corsair vengeance ram

Asrock 970 Extreme4 Motherboard

1TB HD

Windows 7 Disk


Now i was going to upgrade my cpu to an 8350 and my GPU to a 7950.... HOWEVER!!!!!!

Someone has offered me £400 for this PC!! Which would give me £800 tgo spend on a PC!!

Do i keep it? or sell it?! I WOULD 100% be going with AMD, Not intel.

This is what it would look like, is everything compatible? any changes?

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1B35m


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September 7, 2013 12:23:13 PM

well with the extra money it allows u to possibly go with a 7970 and 8350 or still get wat u were going to get, and get a better board but still end up with similar specs. Also would u need another windows copy or not? if so its prob not worth selling all.
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September 7, 2013 12:23:13 PM

Here's a pretty decent build for under £800. It's a little bit less, so there's a few things you could change.
Also, I will admit I'm not the most informed on AMD motherboards, so the one I chose may not be an amazing one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£145.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.84 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.85 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£239.75 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£66.67 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £799.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-07 20:44 BST+0100)

I really don't know whether you should sell your system or not. But if you were, I think this is a pretty decent suggestion of what you could build.
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September 7, 2013 12:25:29 PM

sell it and you can build a new one for that kind of money you can get a good build that will last for years to come and all with new warranty :) 
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September 7, 2013 12:31:55 PM

Could i get some more buiild ideas please? i think atleast 600w psu would be needed. Also why the £240 7970 when the 7950 isnt not that far off for £200? surely the £50 dif doesnt make up for the performance difference?

and Yes, I do need a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 as its what i have now.
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September 7, 2013 12:33:51 PM

danryder said:
Could i get some more buiild ideas please? i think atleast 600w psu would be needed. Also why the £240 7970 when the 7950 isnt not that far off for £200? surely the £50 dif doesnt make up for the performance difference?

If you're only going to get a 7950, there's no reason to sell your current build.

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September 7, 2013 12:43:10 PM

So, I should keep what i have now, upgrade to a 8350 and a 7950? I guess that would leave me with more money, As i would have about £200 left over once my old cpu and Gpu sell.


Also, Is my current mobo good enough for the 8350? I dont wanna get a new one if i dont have too.
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September 7, 2013 12:45:52 PM

danryder said:
So, I should keep what i have now, upgrade to a 8350 and a 7950? I guess that would leave me with more money, As i would have about £200 left over once my old cpu and Gpu sell.


Also, Is my current mobo good enough for the 8350? I dont wanna get a new one if i dont have too.

That's probably the best idea.

I'm not entirely sure on the mobo; I think it's good enough, I just don't know how well you'll be able to overclock.
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September 7, 2013 1:05:02 PM

I don't overclock at all :) 
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September 7, 2013 1:11:59 PM

danryder said:
I don't overclock at all :) 


Then you should be fine with that motherboard. Enjoy your upgrade!
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September 7, 2013 1:28:39 PM

Just going to confirm that morgoth's advice is best.
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