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February 10, 2012 2:34:20 AM

Hello, i currently have a mess of a computer ive upgraded the PS, HD, Graphics Card, Case, and added misc ram but now i want to get rid of that crappy ram (DDR2 yeah bad i know) and get a new Motherboard, Ram and Processor i want it more for gaming but not crazy good just better and at this point anything is better so my budget is about $200-$300.

Upgrade list:
Motherboard
Ram (at least 1600)
Processor (Intel or AMD)


PLEASE HELP

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February 10, 2012 3:05:13 AM

Motherboard:
ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

110$
RAM:
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

42$

Processor:
AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

150$

OR

AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ975FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

160$

This looks like the best upgrade I could think of.
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February 10, 2012 4:28:28 AM

e56imfg said:
i3 2100

Since i3 doesn't OC, H67 is the mobo for you. ASUS P8H67-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Well, a Z68 motherboard would be better as it offers a more open upgrade path.

e56imfg said:
Why go with 1600 RAM? There are barely any differences in faster frequency and better timings are what matters most. Intel doesn't recommend you to go over 1333 or 1.5v or else it will void your warranty.


That is the first I've heard of that regarding warranties! Can you cite (e.g. give us a link) a source?
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