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Need opinions on this upgrade (cpu, mobo, gpu, ram)

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January 10, 2011 5:10:23 AM

Hey guys,

I am planning on upgrading my current desktop (an old LGA 775 system) with the following items:
Graphics Card: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=6837
Motherboard: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=3218
RAM Kit: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5196
CPU: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=1441
or
CPU: http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=1463

With the x6 CPU my total comes to $621AUD which is $21 more than I would like to pay, however I will stretch if I have to.

I know the Sandy Bridge architecture has just been released but it will be really expensive in Australia and have very little effect on much of the market. I also know that AMD is planning on releasing AM3+ later this year but I give the same reasons as the SB.

I would prefer to buy from Australia and MSY Computers is the cheapest computer retailer I have come across in Australia. Other places I will consider (if they for some reason have better prices) are:
www.netplus.com.au
www.austin.net.au
www.ple.com.au
www.diycomputers.com.au
www.digitalcentre.com.au

That said, I am open to purchasing from any retailer in the world so long as their total cost in AUD+shipping is lower than buying locally.


Now that that is out of the way, my query for today:
Is this 'upgrade' worth what I am going to pay for it or is it really worth waiting?
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January 10, 2011 8:33:10 AM

No need to start a new topic... You already have one open. Just post on that old topic.
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January 10, 2011 6:54:54 PM

X6 is pointless - hardly any software makes use of 4 cores let alone 6 - and to be honest that CPU is struggling to keep up with Intel's quad core offerings.
January 10, 2011 7:58:51 PM

I think I have a 500W PSU.
Thanks for the x6 vs x4 comment, I was wondering about that. Still, AMD tends to be cheaper than Intel which is why I am looking at them. The Intel Core i5 series all seem to cost more than $200, thus breaking my budget.
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