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November 9, 2013 7:15:09 AM

Hi!
I'm getting 500€+ on 4th of December. At first, i was thinking about PS3 since it only costs 300€ and can run all games properly. Well, i changed my mind. What if i upgrade my components?
I currently have:
Motherboard: ASUS M4N78
GPU: 9800 GT Graphics Card
CPU: AMD II X2 245 Processor
RAM: 4GB
PSU: 400W (very bad)
And i would like to switch them like this:
Motherboard: ASUS M4N78
GPU: GTX 670 2GB
CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P, LGA1155, 3.1GHz, 6MB, Boxed
PSU: Corsair 600W CX V2 80+ Bronze
RAM: 4GB (i might buy 4gb more)
Is everything alright? No bottlenecks and my motherboard can handle? I would really appreciate questions and tips!
Thanks! P.S: Yes, i know how to build a computer.
NOTE!: After a while looking at the answers from good experienced people, 2 of them said different things so i didn't know who to believe. My current motherboard is AM3 which can't support AM3+ FX, so i'm gonna buy a new motherboard too. Expected Final Build: http://uppix.net/irZVrR.jpg Tell me if everything is alright with that build? Thanks!

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November 9, 2013 7:25:43 AM

your mobo appears to be for AMD cpu's you'll need to check which ones it supports. So you can't install an intel chip
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November 9, 2013 7:29:51 AM

4GB of ram is a bit low, but everything else seems well, go ahead and knock yourself out, you'll be running games on high in no time, just make sure to buy more ram, and you're good to go!
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November 9, 2013 7:31:20 AM

13thmonkey said:
your mobo appears to be for AMD cpu's you'll need to check which ones it supports. So you can't install an intel chip

Which AMD cpu do you recommend with GTX 670?
(Must) be around the same price as the i5.
Is the motherboard good enough for the other components anyway?
Thanks!
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November 9, 2013 7:32:11 AM

TwistedFury said:
4GB of ram is a bit low, but everything else seems well, go ahead and knock yourself out, you'll be running games on high in no time, just make sure to buy more ram, and you're good to go!


So everything is fine? :D 
I'm so happy right now!
And is 6gb ram good enough? :D 
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November 9, 2013 7:36:29 AM

theAngeLs said:
TwistedFury said:
4GB of ram is a bit low, but everything else seems well, go ahead and knock yourself out, you'll be running games on high in no time, just make sure to buy more ram, and you're good to go!


So everything is fine? :D 
I'm so happy right now!
And is 6gb ram good enough? :D 


Everything is fine, 6GB will be okay, might want to upgrade when future games are released.

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November 9, 2013 7:41:48 AM

TwistedFury said:
theAngeLs said:
TwistedFury said:
4GB of ram is a bit low, but everything else seems well, go ahead and knock yourself out, you'll be running games on high in no time, just make sure to buy more ram, and you're good to go!


So everything is fine? :D 
I'm so happy right now!
And is 6gb ram good enough? :D 


Everything is fine, 6GB will be okay, might want to upgrade when future games are released.


Thanks, but that other guy said i can't install Intel chip.
If that's so, which AMD cpu should i buy? Should be around the same price as the i5 i was looking forward to buy. :p 
P.S is AMD FX-6300, AM3+, 3,5GHz, 6-core enough? Its around 112€ and much cheaper than the i5 one?
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November 9, 2013 7:50:19 AM

13thmonkey said:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N78/#specifications
Amd AM3 board. No FX, phenomII is your best bet.

There are no Phenom II at the site i'm buying the components from.
Here is the full list of all the AMD CPUs there.
http://www.jimms.fi/listaa/23/22/group/vendor/asc/order...
If you use google chrome, it asks if if wants to translate the page, click yes. However, you don't need any translation, just see the names. Page numbers should be obvious at the bottom :p 
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November 9, 2013 7:58:35 AM

theAngeLs said:
TwistedFury said:
theAngeLs said:
TwistedFury said:
4GB of ram is a bit low, but everything else seems well, go ahead and knock yourself out, you'll be running games on high in no time, just make sure to buy more ram, and you're good to go!


So everything is fine? :D 
I'm so happy right now!
And is 6gb ram good enough? :D 


Everything is fine, 6GB will be okay, might want to upgrade when future games are released.


Thanks, but that other guy said i can't install Intel chip.
If that's so, which AMD cpu should i buy? Should be around the same price as the i5 i was looking forward to buy. :p 
P.S is AMD FX-6300, AM3+, 3,5GHz, 6-core enough? Its around 112€ and much cheaper than the i5 one?


The FX processors are the matches of the i5 and i7 for AMD, so the 6300 will be almost equal to a Hex-Core i7, but it's much cheaper, I would go with that one.
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November 9, 2013 8:02:33 AM

TwistedFury said:
theAngeLs said:
TwistedFury said:
theAngeLs said:
TwistedFury said:
4GB of ram is a bit low, but everything else seems well, go ahead and knock yourself out, you'll be running games on high in no time, just make sure to buy more ram, and you're good to go!


So everything is fine? :D 
I'm so happy right now!
And is 6gb ram good enough? :D 


Everything is fine, 6GB will be okay, might want to upgrade when future games are released.


Thanks, but that other guy said i can't install Intel chip.
If that's so, which AMD cpu should i buy? Should be around the same price as the i5 i was looking forward to buy. :p 
P.S is AMD FX-6300, AM3+, 3,5GHz, 6-core enough? Its around 112€ and much cheaper than the i5 one?


The FX processors are the matches of the i5 and i7 for AMD, so the 6300 will be almost equal to a Hex-Core i7, but it's much cheaper, I would go with that one.

This is kinda weird. That other guy with 2 expert badges said my motherboard doesn't support FX cpus and phenom II is my best bet i can get for my motherboard? I dont even know who to believe here.
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November 9, 2013 8:14:12 AM

13thmonkey said:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N78/#specifications
Amd AM3 board. No FX, phenomII is your best bet.


No offense, but i'm getting fed up when ppl say different things and i don't know who to believe. So, i'm putting in a new motherboard which is AM3+ to get FX6300.
Is this good enough for all those components? Asus M5A78L LE, AM3+, AMD 760G, DDR3, Core Unlocker, ATX?
Expected Final Build: http://uppix.net/irZVrR.jpg
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November 9, 2013 8:25:01 AM

theAngeLs said:
13thmonkey said:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N78/#specifications
Amd AM3 board. No FX, phenomII is your best bet.


No offense, but i'm getting fed up when ppl say different things and i don't know who to believe. So, i'm putting in a new motherboard which is AM3+ to get FX6300.
Is this good enough for all those components? Asus M5A78L LE, AM3+, AMD 760G, DDR3, Core Unlocker, ATX?
Expected Final Build: http://uppix.net/irZVrR.jpg


unfortunately the other guys didn't know what they are talking about.

the link to your old mobo shows no FX support, FX is the way to go, but as you are buying a new mobo intel is open to you.

your new mobo does support FX, so you are fine. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78L_LE/#specificati...
what voltage does your ram work at?
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November 9, 2013 8:47:13 AM

13thmonkey said:
theAngeLs said:
13thmonkey said:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N78/#specifications
Amd AM3 board. No FX, phenomII is your best bet.


No offense, but i'm getting fed up when ppl say different things and i don't know who to believe. So, i'm putting in a new motherboard which is AM3+ to get FX6300.
Is this good enough for all those components? Asus M5A78L LE, AM3+, AMD 760G, DDR3, Core Unlocker, ATX?
Expected Final Build: http://uppix.net/irZVrR.jpg


unfortunately the other guys didn't know what they are talking about.

the link to your old mobo shows no FX support, FX is the way to go, but as you are buying a new mobo intel is open to you.

your new mobo does support FX, so you are fine. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78L_LE/#specificati...
what voltage does your ram work at?

Well, the motherboard is DDR3, so i decided i buy new DDR3 ram total of 12gb. Here is the things you asked for: http://uppix.net/7yI1aX.jpg
P.S If you want to take a look at the final build (I aldeary have the hard drive and cd rom), so here it is: http://uppix.net/1snxL2.jpg
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November 9, 2013 8:49:12 AM

13thmonkey said:
theAngeLs said:
13thmonkey said:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N78/#specifications
Amd AM3 board. No FX, phenomII is your best bet.


No offense, but i'm getting fed up when ppl say different things and i don't know who to believe. So, i'm putting in a new motherboard which is AM3+ to get FX6300.
Is this good enough for all those components? Asus M5A78L LE, AM3+, AMD 760G, DDR3, Core Unlocker, ATX?
Expected Final Build: http://uppix.net/irZVrR.jpg


unfortunately the other guys didn't know what they are talking about.

the link to your old mobo shows no FX support, FX is the way to go, but as you are buying a new mobo intel is open to you.

your new mobo does support FX, so you are fine. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78L_LE/#specificati...
what voltage does your ram work at?


FX Processors use the AM3+ Motherboard, AM3 only supports Athlon II and Phenom II, if you only have AM3, I would follow what 13thmonkey said, unless you want an FX processor, you'd have to upgrade to an AM3, forgive me of any confusions.
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November 9, 2013 8:58:24 AM

TwistedFury said:
13thmonkey said:
theAngeLs said:
13thmonkey said:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N78/#specifications
Amd AM3 board. No FX, phenomII is your best bet.


No offense, but i'm getting fed up when ppl say different things and i don't know who to believe. So, i'm putting in a new motherboard which is AM3+ to get FX6300.
Is this good enough for all those components? Asus M5A78L LE, AM3+, AMD 760G, DDR3, Core Unlocker, ATX?
Expected Final Build: http://uppix.net/irZVrR.jpg


unfortunately the other guys didn't know what they are talking about.

the link to your old mobo shows no FX support, FX is the way to go, but as you are buying a new mobo intel is open to you.

your new mobo does support FX, so you are fine. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78L_LE/#specificati...
what voltage does your ram work at?


FX Processors use the AM3+ Motherboard, AM3 only supports Athlon II and Phenom II, if you only have AM3, I would follow what 13thmonkey said, unless you want an FX processor, you'd have to upgrade to an AM3, forgive me of any confusions.


30s of research would have prevented that confusion. either on the subject of putting an intel chip in an amd board or putting an fx in an AM3 socket.
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November 9, 2013 9:00:58 AM

theAngeLs said:
13thmonkey said:
theAngeLs said:
13thmonkey said:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N78/#specifications
Amd AM3 board. No FX, phenomII is your best bet.


No offense, but i'm getting fed up when ppl say different things and i don't know who to believe. So, i'm putting in a new motherboard which is AM3+ to get FX6300.
Is this good enough for all those components? Asus M5A78L LE, AM3+, AMD 760G, DDR3, Core Unlocker, ATX?
Expected Final Build: http://uppix.net/irZVrR.jpg


unfortunately the other guys didn't know what they are talking about.

the link to your old mobo shows no FX support, FX is the way to go, but as you are buying a new mobo intel is open to you.

your new mobo does support FX, so you are fine. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78L_LE/#specificati...
what voltage does your ram work at?

Well, the motherboard is DDR3, so i decided i buy new DDR3 ram total of 12gb. Here is the things you asked for: http://uppix.net/7yI1aX.jpg
P.S If you want to take a look at the final build (I aldeary have the hard drive and cd rom), so here it is: http://uppix.net/1snxL2.jpg


don't buy 12GB either 8 or 16, the 12GB kits are for triple channel yours is dual channel. Early i7 extremes were triple channel.
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November 9, 2013 9:09:39 AM

TwistedFury said:
13thmonkey said:
theAngeLs said:
13thmonkey said:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N78/#specifications
Amd AM3 board. No FX, phenomII is your best bet.


No offense, but i'm getting fed up when ppl say different things and i don't know who to believe. So, i'm putting in a new motherboard which is AM3+ to get FX6300.
Is this good enough for all those components? Asus M5A78L LE, AM3+, AMD 760G, DDR3, Core Unlocker, ATX?
Expected Final Build: http://uppix.net/irZVrR.jpg


unfortunately the other guys didn't know what they are talking about.

the link to your old mobo shows no FX support, FX is the way to go, but as you are buying a new mobo intel is open to you.

your new mobo does support FX, so you are fine. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78L_LE/#specificati...
what voltage does your ram work at?


FX Processors use the AM3+ Motherboard, AM3 only supports Athlon II and Phenom II, if you only have AM3, I would follow what 13thmonkey said, unless you want an FX processor, you'd have to upgrade to an AM3, forgive me of any confusions.


13thmonkey said:
theAngeLs said:
13thmonkey said:
theAngeLs said:
13thmonkey said:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4N78/#specifications
Amd AM3 board. No FX, phenomII is your best bet.


No offense, but i'm getting fed up when ppl say different things and i don't know who to believe. So, i'm putting in a new motherboard which is AM3+ to get FX6300.
Is this good enough for all those components? Asus M5A78L LE, AM3+, AMD 760G, DDR3, Core Unlocker, ATX?
Expected Final Build: http://uppix.net/irZVrR.jpg


unfortunately the other guys didn't know what they are talking about.

the link to your old mobo shows no FX support, FX is the way to go, but as you are buying a new mobo intel is open to you.

your new mobo does support FX, so you are fine. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78L_LE/#specificati...
what voltage does your ram work at?

Well, the motherboard is DDR3, so i decided i buy new DDR3 ram total of 12gb. Here is the things you asked for: http://uppix.net/7yI1aX.jpg
P.S If you want to take a look at the final build (I aldeary have the hard drive and cd rom), so here it is: http://uppix.net/1snxL2.jpg


don't buy 12GB either 8 or 16, the 12GB kits are for triple channel yours is dual channel. Early i7 extremes were triple channel.


What about this one?
http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/BLS2CP4G3D1339DS1S00CEU
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November 9, 2013 9:18:27 AM

13thmonkey said:
that will be fine. this is slightly better http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/KHX1600C9D3K2%2F8GX


Okay, thanks! I removed the other 8gb ram and replaced it with that one. So now for the final question: Everything is good now? No need to change anything? If it is good now, thanks for everyone who helped me with this, i appreciate every help, changes and tips!
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November 9, 2013 9:28:57 AM

to be sure can you post an image of your final build?
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November 9, 2013 9:45:43 AM

13thmonkey said:
to be sure can you post an image of your final build?


I sent a picture for you many times, but here it is: (I aldeary have the hard drive and cd rom) http://uppix.net/NQtRVk.jpg by the way, thanks for giving me better and cheaper change. I saved money, the previous build was around 642€ and now its 565€
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November 9, 2013 9:53:37 AM

that's all good. (there was some ddr2 ram in one of the images, wanted to be sure).
you could get an aftermarket cooler and keep the noise down or the cpu clocks up. but you can do that later. http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/RR-212E-16PK-R1 this is top end air cooler.
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November 9, 2013 9:58:01 AM

13thmonkey said:
that's all good. (there was some ddr2 ram in one of the images, wanted to be sure).
you could get an aftermarket cooler and keep the noise down or the cpu clocks up. but you can do that later. http://www.jimms.fi/tuote/RR-212E-16PK-R1 this is top end air cooler.


Alright, thanks so much!
You don't even know how much of a help you've been!
You deserve the solution, but thanks for the other guy too for helping me.
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