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November 4, 2009 2:59:21 AM

i currently have an amd phenom II x4 920
4gb ddr2 1066
asus m3a78-t
hd 5850
bfg 550w psu

I want a new processor, ram and motherboard and looking to spend under 450. I would like an i5 because i have had crap with amd. I would like to know what to get and prefferably from newegg. Thanks

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November 4, 2009 3:23:14 AM

There's lots available, if you fill out the form in my sig, we'll be able to help you out. Also, your system isn't really in need of upgrading at the moment - you won't get a tremendous performance boost from DDR3 or from a i5.
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November 4, 2009 10:17:15 AM

Agree with jbaker, your system doesn't look like it needs upgrading to me.
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November 4, 2009 10:32:01 AM

You can always improve, but in your case it's just not worth it yet. Your GPU is high quality, DDR2 isn't that much slower than DDR3 and that CPU is good enough atm. Especially for gaming, it just doesn't make sense to upgrade this yet.
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November 4, 2009 10:48:53 AM

Save your 450 Slayer and wait for a while. Give it 9 months to a year and do a big overhaul of everything.
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November 4, 2009 11:03:24 AM

Well, if you REALLY WANT i5. Here is the cheapest yet quality parts.

CPU+ RAM combo: i5 750 + OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 (not for SLI/CF)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This board is in mATX form and has 1 X16 slot, 0 PCIe x1 and 1 PCIe X4, 2 PCI slots and 1 eSATA.
OR
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3L (not for SLI/CF)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This board is slighly more in price, ATX form, has no eSATA and has 1 X16 slot, 1 PCIe x1 and 1 PCIe X4 and 4 PCI slots

With the P55M-UD2: 390.97 $
With the P55M-UD3L: 405.97 $

PS: What is the reason why you want an i5 build? The AMD build you have should be decent... Kind of like a waste forking out 400 $ after you have a quite good PC. Just my views. But, hey, tell us WHY you want an i5?
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November 4, 2009 11:50:05 AM

Or rather than wasting money on an upgrade that will be noticeable in a benchmark, but hardly felt in real life, you could simply save the $400 and buy something worthwhile, or save it to buy an upgrade later on, when you can see a real improvement.
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November 5, 2009 1:15:46 AM

Thnaks guys, i will save up on my money and get the six core operton. Not really.
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November 5, 2009 1:19:38 AM

I do have one question though. The hd 5850 sounds like a jet engine and my haf 932 is like an open vent, is there a case that i can put some sound dampening material in it so it is quiet and not breaking the bank.
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November 5, 2009 1:29:14 AM

The reason i want an i5 is because i currently am seeing very little improvement in my computer after i bought the hd 5850 and it seems as if a bottleneck is occuring. I get an average of 35 frames per second in world in conflict on very high at 1440-900 when i should be passing 100. Borderlands is laggy as crap and i have to turn shadows off in every game. I cant get my gaming computer to play games the way i would like and it is pissing me off so if anyone hasd any ideas, be happy to share them please.
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November 5, 2009 8:03:30 AM

Slayer32163 said:
The reason i want an i5 is because i currently am seeing very little improvement in my computer after i bought the hd 5850 and it seems as if a bottleneck is occuring. I get an average of 35 frames per second in world in conflict on very high at 1440-900 when i should be passing 100. Borderlands is laggy as crap and i have to turn shadows off in every game. I cant get my gaming computer to play games the way i would like and it is pissing me off so if anyone hasd any ideas, be happy to share them please.


I think something in your computer is dying.
Tip: Run benchmarks and see whether your scores are similar to online ones. 3D Mark Vantage is one good benchmark. Compare the CPU score of yours with the ones here : http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-phenom-ii-x4-920-and-...

Do the same with the graphics card (aka. benchmark it) IF you see your CPU similar to the one in guru3d.
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