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November 4, 2012 12:01:26 AM


I'm looking to buy new CPU any suggestion and tell me if i should change any of the other components?

My configuration is:

RAM
3.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-12)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 965P-S3 (Socket 775)
Graphics
1024MB GeForce 9500 GT
ForceWare version
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 @ 1.86GHz
Conroe 65nm Technology

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November 4, 2012 12:09:38 AM

Well its an okay build, are you just using this for browsing and normal everyday tasks? For modern gaming, it needs a complete makeover in order to play games with decent FPS. Your build should have no problem playing older games (2007 and below is my guess). How much are you buying your new CPU for? Maybe I could find you a better one for the same amount of money.
November 4, 2012 12:14:28 AM

can you write the cheapest config for playing games? because I'm saving money right now.
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November 4, 2012 12:16:31 AM

What exactly are we talking about, you want a complete makeover or make changes to make your existing build better? Either way upgrading an old system like yours is a bit expensive, especially DDR2 memory. I think you are due for an upgrade if you want to play modern games. That includes changing your video card, CPU, and RAM.
November 4, 2012 12:17:44 AM

ok it's a makeover than
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November 4, 2012 12:18:36 AM

AMD or Intel? And don't forget, your budget.
November 4, 2012 12:19:24 AM

is my motherboard ok, or i have to change that too?
November 4, 2012 12:19:31 AM

Intel
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November 4, 2012 12:20:04 AM

Your motherboard can stay if you want to go Intel but I urge you not to stay with it, it uses DDR2 which is slower compared to DDR3.
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November 4, 2012 12:20:32 AM

So what will it be with the motherboard? You want to keep it or not? And are you wanting to stay with intel or go with AMD?
November 4, 2012 12:20:38 AM

600-700$
November 4, 2012 12:22:00 AM

i'll keep it
November 4, 2012 12:22:40 AM

stay intel
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November 4, 2012 12:27:10 AM

Hmm, I'm having a bit of trouble locating CPUs for LGA 775 that are still available. Sure you don't want to make the jump to a new motherboard? I can still keep it in your budget.
November 4, 2012 12:29:15 AM

ok than new motherboard :)  btw thanks
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November 4, 2012 12:30:01 AM

You are located in North America right?
November 4, 2012 12:33:14 AM

No I'm in Europe
November 4, 2012 12:35:18 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mq1J
here you go, u will have an i3 which is plenty for gaming (i wouldn't recommend extreme gaming but this is still plenty) a 7850 which is also a good card, this is also assuming you have a hard drive, which im sure you do have a sata hard drive considering you have a conroe cpu right now, and a sata optical drive, 8 gigs of ram, and 620 watt modular psu which will allow for upgrading to a more extreme gpu in the future plus a stronger cpu or crossfire and such. at this point in time you would be stupid to stay with a 775 motherboard, at most you could get a core 2 quad but the price would be ridiculously high for when you can match that at the same price with newer technology
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November 4, 2012 12:35:45 AM

okay do you just want the computer parts listed out and not the links? I will make it below 700 usd. Should be lower in your currency I hope...

Edit: wow thats a real good build up there, maybe you could use a bit more money for the CPU. Either way that's a good build for you. You still want me to make one for you?
November 4, 2012 12:37:16 AM

ok thank you. helped me a lot :D 
November 4, 2012 12:37:22 AM

wait, 600-700 USD or euros, because that can make quite a difference
November 4, 2012 12:38:14 AM

just list them I'll try to find them
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November 4, 2012 12:39:27 AM

^ Yep you've used about 500 euros right now, you could fit in a 2500k in there.
November 4, 2012 12:40:03 AM

USD
November 4, 2012 12:42:05 AM

sorry about this but can you tell me the final price in euros
November 4, 2012 12:42:20 AM

yea if it was euros i would definately put in a 3570k lol that or a 7950 :D 
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November 4, 2012 12:42:41 AM

frolo123 said:
sorry about this but can you tell me the final price in euros


The build he listed up there should be 498 euros. I would advise upgrading a bit more if you want to, but by all means that build he listed is way better than your current one. You will be satisfied with it. In addition, you could use the stock cooler if you are not overclocking to save money.
November 4, 2012 12:45:16 AM

and can you send me a config for 600 euros?
November 4, 2012 12:47:12 AM

frolo123 said:
and can you send me a config for 600 euros?

i will be right back and build you that, also, if i am right you already have a hard drive and an optical drive right?
November 4, 2012 12:50:07 AM

Yes. Is 500GB enough HDD?
November 4, 2012 12:55:56 AM

Great. I'll check both config again and start to save money :D  thanks again
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November 4, 2012 12:56:26 AM

Well here is a build with a 500gb hard drive and you come to 591 euros, note that it may higher and lower than this since your country may have varying prices.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mqdi
November 4, 2012 12:58:15 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mqcD
this specific build should be good, with this config you should be fine with the 520 watt psu plus u get a 7870 8 gigs of ram, 3570k, aftermarket heatsink.
November 4, 2012 12:59:00 AM

if u have a 500gb you should be fine unless you torrent like a mofo :p 
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November 4, 2012 1:01:45 AM

hehe, funny thing is we have almost the same builds, I chose the non-k edition of the 3570, and Antec 520 watt power supply while you chose seasonic and we both have the same video cards, you chose XFX and I chose Asus.
November 4, 2012 1:02:08 AM

socialfox said:
Honestly I created my account in the summer to ask a question. Then comes October 15 and then I suddenly feel the urge to help people out and then I went on a forum rampage. I became a veteran in 16 days pretty much. I ended up with #2 on the CPU & components list of experts. I still am #2 and if you do see my profile my monthly ranking for October was 25 out 950,000 or something like that. It's not too hard to become a veteran, just try and write long answers (paragraphs) to support your claim and you usually get best answer. Make sure your claim is correct though :lol:  , there is also the really long way to become veteran or just get higher rankings is to answer a lot on the threads, you get around 4 points. Back to the main question, I usually answered questions not too much discussions. This thread is a discussion so its generally longer than questions.


speaking of that the starter of this thread should vote me best answer :D  but yea i remember not to long ago i went on a short rampage and it was me and 2 other experts i think that were tearing up the forum under systems hahahah, but yea i think this thread shouyld be under systems not cpu
November 4, 2012 1:03:10 AM

lol well were basically spitting out the best possible build for that price point :p 
November 4, 2012 1:03:37 AM

I like this one too
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November 4, 2012 1:03:46 AM

are you going to overclock your CPU? If so then go for the K edition which is in his build.
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November 4, 2012 1:03:54 AM

cjcj11 said:
speaking of that the starter of this thread should vote me best answer :D  but yea i remember not to long ago i went on a short rampage and it was me and 2 other experts i think that were tearing up the forum under systems hahahah, but yea i think this thread shouyld be under systems not cpu


Hate to break it to you friend but discussions don't have best answers. But either way I say you earned the best answer as you were the one who took the time to build the computer on that pc part list website and I just edited yours since I was lazy :lol: 
November 4, 2012 1:07:00 AM

I don't like to overclock cause I'm afraid i could mess something up :p 
November 4, 2012 1:08:39 AM

but yeah, im building a system like that soon
i5 3570k(i just think its a nice thing to have, it may increase the life of the cpu later down the road when 4 threads is a minimum for games, which that could be a while lol)
7870 most likely xfx double D
1tb samsung spinpoint
8 gigs of ram
hyper 212 evo, you can snatch one for 26 bucks on ncix.com so its not much of a loss :D 
antec three hundred two, and specifically the two (its like the pros of the antec gaming one case and the 300 combined into one awesome super budget case)
my build is also going to consist of the extreme 4, not the three.
the seasonic 620 modular psu
November 4, 2012 1:09:25 AM

im going to hell
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November 4, 2012 1:09:29 AM

Well then if the prices are the same in your country for a 3570 and a 3570k then go for the 3570k. You may have a change of heart or if you sell your build the CPU would increase the value more. If there is a significant price difference well you know to choose the normal edition.
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November 4, 2012 1:10:51 AM

cjcj11 said:
lazy bum :p  lol but yeah, on another note http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXgnIP4rMoI

and if you didnt get enough http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BubFvh1mt9U&feature=rela...


Hahah, poor girl. Anyways think we have strayed far far away from the thread topic. Think we should stop here, anyways nice talking to you, hope we meet again on another thread. Also just to let you know, you made more than enough points equal to 2 best answers. I am sure you've got something around 20 posts on this thread which is equivalent to 80 points.

- Socialfox :) 
November 4, 2012 1:11:28 AM

socialfox said:
Well then if the prices are the same in your country for a 3570 and a 3570k then go for the 3570k. You may have a change of heart or if you sell your build the CPU would increase the value more. If there is a significant price difference well you know to choose the normal edition.


i think over here in US its no more then a 20 dollar difference over all their difference models
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November 4, 2012 1:11:47 AM

Not bad, love the choice of a modular Power supply! Though you could save a bit of money by buying Antec, XFX, or Corsair for modular power supplies, they perform just as good as seasonic.
November 4, 2012 1:16:44 AM

ive never heard bad about any of their psus
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