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March 13, 2010 7:23:05 PM

I been wondering what I should upgrade on my computer.
Specs:
Phenom II x4 920 @ 3.2ghz.
TA790GX, Biostar. DDR2 :\
ATI 5870
Stock Cooling on the CPU
700watt Powersupply
Vista :\

I posted this on the CPU thread cause I was thinking of either upgrading the CPU, or motherboard.

I just want to get MORE performance.
Don't post anything that won't give me anymore performance than I already have.

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March 13, 2010 7:28:49 PM

To be honest your system looks great if anything buy an aftermarket cooler and overclock the crap out of it you can get that 920 up to 3.8ghz easily. Your only other option is to go to an I5 or I7 rig But if you useing your system for gaming a decent overclock will gain you some decent performance.
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March 13, 2010 7:32:36 PM

saaiello said:
To be honest your system looks great if anything buy an aftermarket cooler and overclock the crap out of it you can get that 920 up to 3.8ghz easily. Your only other option is to go to an I5 or I7 rig But if you useing your system for gaming a decent overclock will gain you some decent performance.


What do you prefer for a cooler for my CPU? I been looking at the H50 for sometime, and it looks like a nice water-cooling cooler for the money.

Here it is if you want to have a look at it, tell me what you think.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 13, 2010 7:41:01 PM

its not better then lower priced air coolers the only closed loop sytem to cansider is the new coolit range but either get a coolermaster hyper 212+ cooler or one of the best noctua ud14
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March 13, 2010 7:42:24 PM

in addition to the cooler if you want to upgrade you can upgrade the motherboard to this giving you acess to DDR3, USB3.0 and SATA III, as well as the fact this board supports the AMD hexcore that is coming out, increasing this boards upgrade path.
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 13, 2010 7:42:36 PM

To be honest a quality air cooler is better then a cheap water cooler to get a good water cooling setup you are gonna have to drop a few hundred. Also water coolers are not the most reliable if you dont feel like replaceing burnt out parts when the system fails i would stay away from them.

IMO you would be better off with one of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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March 13, 2010 8:06:34 PM

and get windows 7
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March 13, 2010 8:23:24 PM

requiemsallure said:
in addition to the cooler if you want to upgrade you can upgrade the motherboard to this giving you acess to DDR3, USB3.0 and SATA III, as well as the fact this board supports the AMD hexcore that is coming out, increasing this boards upgrade path.
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Well would this mobo fit in my CM storm, sniper case?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its what I have..
I think I'll get this new mobo, I get a bunch of upgrades all in one with the UBB 3, SATA 3, DDR3, and a new motherboard.
But I also have to consider buying new memory for this. Which do you prefer?
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a c 133 à CPUs
March 13, 2010 8:25:33 PM

It will fit without a problem
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March 13, 2010 8:31:11 PM

Best answer selected by haxs101.
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March 13, 2010 10:38:46 PM

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
$109.99 free shipping
Tech Spec
Capacity 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Speed DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Cas Latency 7
Timing 7-7-7-21
Voltage 1.5V
ECC No
Buffered/Registered Unbuffered
Multi-channel Kit Dual Channel Kit
Heat Spreader Yes
Features Compatible with Dual Channel Intel Core i5 CPU for P55 chipset motherboard, Dual Channel Core i7 CPU for P55 chipset motherboard, and AMD AM3 Platform.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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