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December 29, 2011 2:37:23 PM

I'm slowly upgrading my pc for this month i want to upgrade the mobo and cpu + ram. My budget is 450Eur.

AMD Phenom II X6 1045T, Sok AM3, 2.7GHz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail

Asus M5A97 PRO, AMD 970, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX

8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 8-8-8-24, XMP, 1.50V

Got and extra case and new power supply and still in budget. My question is is it worth the money and will it work together

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December 29, 2011 3:25:52 PM

CPU is a problem. Why 6 cores? Most uses don't need/ can't use the extra cores.
What are you going to use this for?
What's your budget? We can't tell if it's worth it without prices and budget.
December 29, 2011 3:35:09 PM

Sorry was using the box on the side and it was not much space there. This is gona be a gaming pc. budget is £400.
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T, Sok AM3, 2.7GHz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail - £103.74

Asus M5A97 PRO, AMD 970, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX - £86.15

8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 XMS3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.5V - £38.16

I also looked at i5 upgrades:
Intel Core i5 2400, S1155, Sdy Bridge, Quad, 3.1GHz, HD2000 IGP 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail - £150.18

8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V - £38.59

MSI Z68S-G43 (G3), Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub (VGA)/ DVI-D, ATX £75.22

Coolermaster Silencio RC-550 Mid Tower All Black Case USB 3.0 with 2.5" X-Doc with Coolermaster GX650W PSU £107.96

The i5 one is 4 pound bellow my budget whit delivery. Which one would be suited more for gaming?
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 29, 2011 3:35:54 PM

Are you upgrading you current PC or building a new one?
To help you build your system please fill this form out:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

I also agree with longpig, the 6 core Phenom is NOT a good CPU unless you're going to be doing heavy, CPU threaded work.
December 29, 2011 3:37:29 PM

Yes im upgrading but the only parts i want to reuse is the 5750 Radeon HD and the HDD.
December 29, 2011 3:39:44 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Coming week

Budget Range: £400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Light Gaming

Parts Not Required: Gfx, HDD

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan.co.uk
Country: Ireland(£26 delivery charge )

Parts Preferences: none
Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire:No

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

December 29, 2011 3:39:48 PM

Phenom 4 core will be better but price/availability rules them out.
So, i5 all day long.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 29, 2011 3:57:34 PM

CPU: FX 4100 4 core AMD £88.08
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-fx-4100-black-editio...

Graphics: HAVE $0

MoBo: ASUS M5A78L-M LX £40.54
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-m5a78l-m-lx-amd-760...(x16)-graphics-on-board-micro-

PSU: XFX PSU 550W £52.84
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-psu-xfx-pro-series-...

Case: NZXT Gamma £32.38
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-gamma-all-black-mid...

HDD: HAVE $0

RAM: Corsair memory £16.08
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc...(1333)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-150v

Heatsink+Fan: STOCK $0

DVD-ROM: Sony DVD-ROM £12.47
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sony-ddu1681s-0b-18x-dvd...

Total: around £245
a b B Homebuilt system
December 29, 2011 4:18:24 PM

Ok, so I should explain why I chose the FX cpu and it's components.
I chose the FX-4100 because it is a 4 core CPU and it is said by many people that the benchmarking tests DO NOT reflect its actual performance and that the real world performance is better. The ASUS motherboard is AM3+ ready and is from a reputable company. The power supply is also from a reputable company AND it's more than enough for overclocking (should you wish to). The NZXT case is roomy and supports large gfx cards (I have it and it supports my Radeon 6870). The Corsair memory is low profile, meaning you can add an aftermarket Heatsink and Fan and it won't be in the way. The DVD-ROM is self-explanatory
December 29, 2011 4:50:04 PM

Nice, thanks for the build mate. What mobo would you recomend for the i5 option?
December 29, 2011 4:50:26 PM

I've gone FX for (mostly) the same reasons as roaringdragon stated.
However, beware the mobo: Asus site says FX is supported with BIOS version 0510 - be sure it has this version or get supplier to update for you.
If your old processor is AM3, no problem, you can use it to upgrade the bios if needed.
I bought this: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboa...

That said, if I'd had the money I would have gone i5
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