Upgrade advice from e7300/ASUS P5Q Pro/4gb RAM build Tags: Homebuilt Build AMD Systems Product Last response: October 3, 2010 8:00 PM in Systems Share ha2fb October 3, 2010 8:03:10 AM http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/296066-13-upgrading... Was my original thread that has became side-tracked. It's time for an upgrade and I can spend no more than $575 (without shipping). No longer play cpu games, so this is not a concern. AMD or Intel, Quad or 6Core. I want this build to handle multi-tasking very well. -Video encoding/transcoding -reading & writing -HDD access times -Must have 8GB RAM. AMD BUILD: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz - $200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-103-... ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory - $165 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = $555 Intel Build: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Will this processor turn my performance around? Like Night and Day changes? Or will it be subtle? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115041 Ram: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory. The RAM that I have is now discontinued. Will this be a good substitute to add up to 8GB? Also will this be compatible with my motherboard? The motherboard that I have says the memory standard is Dual-Channel. Will it be ok with 2 Dual-Channel kits? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231207 HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136456 Total: $ 530 More about : upgrade advice e7300 asus p5q pro 4gb ram build rolli59 a c 103 B Homebuilt system a c 341 À AMD October 3, 2010 12:47:42 PM For what you want to do go with the X6 rig. If you build a Intel rig today you should consider LGA 1156 or 1366 but both would be outside your budget. ha2fb October 3, 2010 4:13:10 PM The components for the x6 are they suitable? Or can you recommend better hardware? Related resources PC upgrade fail.. I need power supply & RAM advice please - Forum Should i go for a ram upgrade?advice - Forum RAM upgrade advice for i7 930 system. - Forum ram upgrade advice needed - Forum Home Build Upgrade Advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 103 B Homebuilt system a c 341 À AMD October 3, 2010 4:25:30 PM Those components are fine. The only thing was if you wanted USB3 and SATA 6GB support an AMD8xx chip set board would have been an option. Outlander_04 a c 136 B Homebuilt system a b À AMD October 3, 2010 8:00:33 PM A little more money but ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... has the latest chipset from AMD as well as ASUS support for over clocking ,and better gfx Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Advice for P5Q Pro Turbo E8400 8GB DDR2 8500 (1066 MHz) RAM Forum SolvedUpgrade Advice, Please: New GPUs alone, or new Mobo, CPU, GPU, RAM, etc? Forum SolvedAdvice on build upgrade. $600 Forum SolvedAdvice for Upgrade (CPU, GPU, Mobo, RAM) Forum SolvedSuggested upgrade to future build advice/discussion sought Forum SolvedNeed Some RAM Advice for a Build Forum SolvedAdvice on RAM upgrade. Forum SolvedConsidering RAM upgrade, any advice appreciated... Forum SolvedAdvice on RAM upgrade Forum SolvedHTPC RAM upgrade advice request Forum Solvedneed advice on system upgrade and questions about ram Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my current build, need advice Forum SolvedAdvice with upgrading RAM, GPU and possibly PSU (£350ish budget) Forum Solved[US ~$1300 budget] Second PC Build - Need advice on upgrade Forum Solvedram upgrade for new build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !