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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

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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