New build: CPU, Mobo and memory Tags: New Build Memory CPUs New Build Systems Product Last response: September 29, 2010 3:07 PM in Systems Share sektor September 28, 2010 6:52:58 PM So, I need to update my system. Just need to upgrade CPU, mobo and memory. Primarily a gaming machine. This is what I have so far. Thoughts and input are greatly appreciated. AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb 3.2ghz 4 x 412kb L2 Cache 6mb L3 cache http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Looking for a motherboard and was wondering if this would be a good fit: ASRock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I am not going to do any OC'ing. Will be buying DDR3 memory. Will have two, maybe three HD's in the system as well as a DVD burner. Found some memory. What about these two: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I believe the memory above would work with the above mobo? Thanks. Sektor More about : build cpu mobo memory sp12 September 28, 2010 7:55:01 PM I'd rather have either of these ram kits: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|20-231-193^20-231-193-TS%2C20-231-321^20-231-321-TS Mobo looks nice, what are you upgrading from? sektor September 28, 2010 7:58:08 PM Thanks for your help. Upgrading from a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4ghz (about 4 years old). Just out of curiosity, what is the main differences between the RAM i posted and the RAM you posted? Sorry, I am just behind the times in understanding technology. Price is always nice as well. Thanks! SEktor Related resources New ivy bridge build - help mobo & memory - diablo3 - Forum MOBO / CPU and Memory ??? - Forum New Budget Build - How does this look - Will memory work in mobo - Forum Advice on new build - possibly AMD cpu / mobo - Forum New Build MOBO , CPU & CPU Coolee Questions - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sp12 September 28, 2010 8:00:06 PM The first kit has the same specs as the ripjaws, but instead of heatsinks it saves you 5$. The second kit has better latency (not super relevant) and lower voltage. ScrewySqrl a b à CPUs September 28, 2010 8:14:44 PM if you aren't overclocking, look into the 965 or 970 instead. the prime advantage of the 955 is it's lower cost for overclocking. sektor September 29, 2010 2:48:38 PM ScrewySqrl said:if you aren't overclocking, look into the 965 or 970 instead. the prime advantage of the 955 is it's lower cost for overclocking. Good to know. Thanks. I guess if I decide to OC, this would be a good chip then? Pairing this with an ASRock mobo and 4gigs DDR3 1600 memory. ScrewySqrl a b à CPUs September 29, 2010 3:07:21 PM should work fine. if you want to overclock, you'll want an aftermarket CPU Cooler. Try a Kingwin XT-1264 or a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ as excellent low-priced coolers with fantastic cooling. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources [ NEW BUILD ] Memory , Case+PS, CPU and SSD Question Forum New build ( MOBO/CPU /MEM upgrade) Forum Mobo , cpu and memory for A.D.D. multi tasking computer user Forum Mobo and Memory Compatibility for New Build Forum new build , questions for CPU , MOBO , RAM etc... Forum Seeking Advice for New GPU, CPU , RAM, and possibly Mobo for Gaming Rig Forum Midrange/Budget Gaming Mobo/CPU/Memory Forum Suggestions for mobo , cpu , and memory combo Forum New build , yay! but erratic mobo behaviour... Forum Gaming Build: Budget $2,300 Forum Finished first build. now what anti virus Forum Updating Old Build Forum 2010 New Budget Gaming Rig Forum New gaming PC after 4/5 years hiatus... Forum New to homebuilding, need advice on build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !