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November 22, 2013 1:18:04 PM

I've been running a socket 775 for a while but it's given up and I'm looking to upgrade. I'm a bit out of the loop and could use some advice.
I've got a seasonic x-850 gold, 2 8800gts 320mb and 4 x 1gb sticks of ddr2 800mhz. I'm looking at either socket 1150/5 for new motherboard and cpu (unless AMD is where it's at?). Will my memory and GPUs be compatible? If so, which brands/speeds should I consider (mid price). And if I'll need new everything, what should I look at in terms of longevity and reasonable price, with a view to upgrading other components as and when.
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November 22, 2013 1:29:34 PM

GPU's while a little slow are still compatible. Memory is not. And the PSU is obviously just as fantastic as it used to be when you got it.

Intel is best, but AMD is a good choice as well depending on your budget.

2x4GB DDR3 CAS9 1866Mhz memory runs about $75

Usable motherboards for both intel and amd for the midrange are in the 100-150 range. Asus, Asrock, Gigabyte, MSI

CPU: For gaming you want a quad core cpu
Intel i5's are preferred 3000 series for 1155, 4000 series for 1150. 3570k/4670k if you want to overclock.
On the AMD side FX6300 or FX8320 would be the way to go.

Something like this might be a good setup for you:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26GWJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26GWJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26GWJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.85 @ Newegg)
Total: $474.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-22 16:29 EST-0500)


Lower end AMD setup:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JQhV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JQhV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JQhV/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.85 @ Newegg)
Total: $303.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-22 16:31 EST-0500)
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November 22, 2013 2:34:48 PM

Thanks rvilkman- that's ace. Any thoughts on the gigabyte z87x-d3h? And if i5s are preferred should I drop a series or go to i3 if I was watching the budget?
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November 22, 2013 2:38:34 PM

That gigabyte board is good. And you should get an i5 for gaming, having 4 physical cores is the way to go.
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November 23, 2013 10:25:07 AM

rvilkman said:
GPU's while a little slow are still compatible. Memory is not. And the PSU is obviously just as fantastic as it used to be when you got it.

Intel is best, but AMD is a good choice as well depending on your budget.

2x4GB DDR3 CAS9 1866Mhz memory runs about $75

Usable motherboards for both intel and amd for the midrange are in the 100-150 range. Asus, Asrock, Gigabyte, MSI

CPU: For gaming you want a quad core cpu
Intel i5's are preferred 3000 series for 1155, 4000 series for 1150. 3570k/4670k if you want to overclock.
On the AMD side FX6300 or FX8320 would be the way to go.

Something like this might be a good setup for you:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26GWJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26GWJ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26GWJ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.85 @ Newegg)
Total: $474.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-22 16:29 EST-0500)


Lower end AMD setup:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JQhV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JQhV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JQhV/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.85 @ Newegg)
Total: $303.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-22 16:31 EST-0500)


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November 23, 2013 10:30:39 AM

Budget please and will u overclock n need sli
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November 23, 2013 1:34:18 PM

iceclock said:
Budget please and will u overclock n need sli


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November 23, 2013 1:35:41 PM

Budget around £300, will sli, oc not essential
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November 23, 2013 1:51:53 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/24dgS
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/24dgS/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/24dgS/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£142.84 @ Ebuyer)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£75.24 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£53.49 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £295.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-23 21:50 GMT+0000)

in ur budget of 300 pounds this is more than enought. unless u hate amd. this is quite good for gaming.

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November 24, 2013 2:31:30 AM

Thanks iceclock. What reason would someone have for hating amd? Would intel be more future proof? I'm leaning towards i5.
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November 24, 2013 8:43:47 AM

both are just as good. but also ur budget us limited. the 8core is the best u can get as for ur budget. and some people are fanboys.

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November 24, 2013 1:02:32 PM

Not a fanboy of either solution. Intel version is roughly 50 quid over your budget for overclockable version.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/14nAL
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/14nAL/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/14nAL/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£108.85 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£53.49 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £354.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-24 20:57 GMT+0000)

So as suggested Unless you have an extra 50 to spend to get the intel, the AMD will provide you a better bang for buck.
Although a non overclocking version without the cooler will fit as well.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/27Ow6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/27Ow6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/27Ow6/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£138.98 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£108.85 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£53.49 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £301.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-24 21:00 GMT+0000)

Any of the above will including the AMD will be leaps and bounds above your previous system in performance.

You can save 30 quid though by going with the 8320 instead.
Pretty much the same CPU just clocked out of the box slightly less. And since it is a black edition OC cpu anyway... easy enough to just OC the little bit.

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November 25, 2013 4:15:11 AM

Fantastic Rvilkman.
Everyone's suggesting the Asrock board - any particular reason, and how does it compare to MSI or Gigabyte (or is it another fanboy scenario).
Also, coming at it from a money saving view, is it worth buying a slightly lesser CPU or RAM with a view to upgrade later (when prices come down?), or is it a case of spending perhaps an extra £50 to have a far superior rig?
And are you saying that the CPU cooler is not needed unless I over clock (I'm assuming the Zalman cooler on my socket 775 will not be compatible.)
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November 25, 2013 8:05:56 AM

looks good chadlebowski ur ready to frag my friend :) 

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November 25, 2013 8:54:21 AM

The asrock board has more to do with price than anything else. If an asus/gigabyte/msi board fills your needs they are generally good.
The Asrock board just happens to provide overclockability, SLI/Crossfire support and is in general a 'good enough' board for most cases.

The board you selected though is great, better actually than the asrock.

Personally i would grab a cas9 1866 mhz memory instead, but that might cost a few extra.
Namely this: Gskill Ares CAS9 1866Mhz 2x4GB
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November 26, 2013 2:01:03 AM

Fantastic - about ready to purchase… Just one final question and I'll stop pestering & be eternally grateful…
I've added the 1866mhz RAM, total price £366, although the board specs on part picker only list speeds of 1333 and 1600. This doesn't make it incompatible does it?
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November 26, 2013 8:00:23 AM

No it is still compatible, that board supports up to 2933Mhz, but your results will vary based on your CPU, but 1866 should work great.
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