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February 19, 2014 2:28:33 AM

i have a x4 945 at stock and im thinking upgrading to a x6 and i cant use fx cpu in my board they are no supported (ga-ma770t-ud3p) i render videos with pinnacle studio 17 and play the some of the newest games so thats why im asking ?

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February 19, 2014 11:20:14 AM

What's the exact model of the X6?
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February 19, 2014 2:27:37 PM

x6 1055t or higher
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February 20, 2014 9:42:47 AM

From I've Googled, it seems Pinnacle Studio 17 doesn't take advantage of extra cores, so the drop in frequency might actually harm performance rather than help, so you might want to get a Phenom II X6 1100T. Though, personally, I'd get a nice aftermarket cooler and OC your X4 945 in this situation since a new CPU seems like it wouldn't be worth the cost.
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February 20, 2014 1:32:06 PM

ok so a cpu wouldnt help with rendering unless i go with x6 1090t or 1100t and i get a 3.6ghz with my current chip
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February 21, 2014 9:49:16 AM

Yeah, if you really want to justify an upgrade and you absolutely need a huge boost in performance, you'd want to probably go with a 4670K and a Z87 mobo (that's what I'd do).

How much RAM do you have?
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February 21, 2014 11:46:37 AM

i have 8gb ddr3 1600mhz and would a B75 Pro3-M and a i7 2600k or i7 3770k be good ?
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February 21, 2014 1:58:02 PM

skitz9417 said:
i have 8gb ddr3 1600mhz and would a B75 Pro3-M and a i7 2600k or i7 3770k be good ?


You will want a Z77 board if you go with those chips. B75 cannot overclock. A B75 with a Xeon 1230 v2 would work, and cost less, though. ;)  Even a 1230 v3 or 1240v3 or 1245v3, if you wanted integrate graphics, haswell Xeon with a B85 board would be cheaper than a 3770k. Actually this combo is cheaper than getting the 3770k by itself. :lol: 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $319.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-21 17:02 EST-0500)
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February 21, 2014 7:41:24 PM

i kinda dont want to oc so
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February 22, 2014 1:11:45 PM

If you don't want to overclock, then a Xeon combo is the most cost effective solution if you go with an Intel build. It looks like you already are using a dedicated GPU, so you will definitely have to reuse that.
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February 22, 2014 7:33:03 PM

i just get a cheap am3+ board off ebay and i will get a 6300 maybe will the be a good upgrade for my x4
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February 24, 2014 8:11:54 AM

Wait you go from i7 to a 6300? They are not even in the same league. Be careful on cheap AM3+ motherboards. Some are cheap for a reason. What is your budget for this upgrade?
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