Upgrading 4200+ to new AMD quad or Intel CPU and MOBO

Okay so I am building a File Sever and I passing on my CPU.

this means that I will be CPUless on my gaming rig. So I was thinking what will be better.

Buy a new AMD Processor Only or get a New Intel Mobo and CPU
I am running a a budget (mainly because I also have to build the file sever)

I just don't want to buy a AMD processor and not get a Preformance BOOST... but also I don't want to waste extra $$$ for something that wasn't nesessary

Current Specs:
4200+ x2 @2.2Ghz
M2N-SLI Deluxe (Only AM2)
4 Gigs of RAM (DDR2 800)
8800GT @1000MHz
LOTS OF JUNK
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  1. Do you have a cooler other than the stock AMD cooler? If you do, you should get the 5200+ Black Edition and OC away.
  2. Make your life easy and just toss in a Faster X2.
  3. Dang... I thru away my Cooler (well actually gave it away).

    I guess I can get the 5200+ Black Edition Cooler and move it to my 4200+ and use my 4200+...... To complicated... I just get another Cooler

    What Cooler should I get? is the 5200+ the best choice... what about the 6000+?
  4. itstemo1 said:
    Dang... I thru away my Cooler (well actually gave it away).

    I guess I can get the 5200+ Black Edition Cooler and move it to my 4200+ and use my 4200+...... To complicated... I just get another Cooler

    What Cooler should I get? is the 5200+ the best choice... what about the 6000+?

    Since the 5200+ X2 BE doesn't come with a cooler, you will have to buy one. Well, you'll have to buy a new cooler regardless if you want to OC.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003 - This cooler is regarded as one of the best coolers.
  5. Thanks for the Cooler advice. +1 on that.

    Now for the AMD CPU. Is the 6000+ worth the extra money compare to the 5200+ X2 (couldn't find the 5200+ BE only the 5400+ BE)
  6. I'm kinda confused ...

    If you are building 'just' a file server with your Asus mobo a single core 45w AMD Athlon 64 LE will work fine.

    If this will be your gaming rig the Xigmatek cooler with the OEM ...

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+ Brisbane 3.0GHz AM2 89W: $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103274

    I think I remember seeing a Phenom 9850 BE / 8800gt combo for around $300 the other day at the Egg if SLI is your thang ...
  7. Is your mobo Phenom compatible? If so thats a no brainer, just update the BIOS (if necessary) pop in the Phenom and off you go.

    If it only supports X2s I'd probably look at an upgrade to Intel, something like an E8400 or E8500 with a P45 mobo would go OK. If thats a bit much an E7200 or E5200 would do almost as well as long as you are willing to overclock.
  8. Wisecracker said:
    I'm kinda confused ...

    If you are building 'just' a file server with your Asus mobo a single core 45w AMD Athlon 64 LE will work fine.


    I will be moving my CPU (+4400) to my file server and getting a new CPU for my Gaming rig.
    I still don't have a File Server but I am getting all the parts (except the CPU because I rather reuse it)

    Anyways... I will think it over... and see if I should really build this.
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