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PC Upgrade, what are your thoughts?

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July 21, 2014 4:40:26 AM

So my Althlon X4 760k is holding me back so much that I've decided to get a more powerful CPU as well as some extra RAM and better cooling. How does this look for a £270 upgrade?

My current specs:

AMD Athlon x4 760k black edition
MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Gaming Edition
4GB Corsair Value Ram @ 1333Mhz
MSI A78M-E35 Motherboard
EVGA 500w 80+ PSU
500GB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Zalman Z3 Plus Mid-Tower case

New specs:

AMD FX 8320 Overclocked (Unsure what Ghz yet) + CM Seidon 120v Watercooler + MX-4 Thermal Paste
MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Gaming Edition
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 RAM @ 2133Mhz
Gigabyte 970A-UD3P Motherboard
EVGA 500w 80+ PSU
500GB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Bitfenix Shinobi Mid-Tower Case

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July 21, 2014 4:52:42 AM

Try 2 x 4gb 1866 1.5v cl9 ram instead per
"Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules (Note 2)" of http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

It'd be better if you could get ga 990fx ud3 instead.
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July 21, 2014 4:55:53 AM

i7Baby said:
Try 2 x 4gb 1866 1.5v cl9 ram instead per
"Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules (Note 2)" of http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

It'd be better if you could get ga 990fx ud3 instead.


The RAM I have is surprisingly the cheapest I can find with a frequency over 1600Mhz so I think I'll just underclock the RAM I have. I had a sole budget of £250 so I had to go a little over just to get the 970 board.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that the RAM is dual channel 2x4GB
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July 21, 2014 5:05:02 AM

Put prices against your build and where sourced.

Your ram is 68 pounds at Nova Tech

Corsair 1866 is the same price at scan teach - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-pro-series-blue-pc3-14900-(1866)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-10-9-27
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July 21, 2014 5:08:11 AM

i7Baby said:
Put prices against your build and where sourced.

Your ram is 68 pounds at Nova Tech

Corsair 1866 is the same price at scan teach - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-pro-series-blue-pc3-14900-(1866)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-10-9-27


Everything listed here is from Amazon, the RAM on amazon is £63 and all qualifies for a free delivery
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July 21, 2014 5:14:26 AM

The 1866 has cl9 the 2133 cl11.

Anyway. Hopefully you can later use it on a better mobo.
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July 21, 2014 5:17:31 AM

i7Baby said:
The 1866 has cl9 the 2133 cl11.

Anyway. Hopefully you can later use it on a better mobo.


Would this motherboard do for a slight overclock, and then I can upgrade in maybe 2-3 months?
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July 21, 2014 5:22:18 AM

Yep. Just take it easy.

If you're feeling cashed up you could even get ASRock 990fx Fatality or Asus 990fx Sabertooth.
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