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January 7, 2013 5:34:37 PM

hi im about to get a new mobo and cpu ,, i already have a hd6770 gpu and 8gb ram

thinking of getting a Intel Core i5-2320 3.0GHz Quad Core Processor with a Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V Motherboard

would this be a major improvement over my q6600 and a ga41m combo or

or the fx-6100 bulldozer , 8 more gb of corsair ram and a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970A

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January 7, 2013 5:45:21 PM

Yes, it will be quite a large improvement on the CPU.

Personally though, I would recommend going for the i5-3330. Also quad core and 3.0GHz but uses a newer architecture than the i5-2320 does - and the price is almost exactly the same.

The FX-6100 comes nowhere near i5 in performance. It's advantages are cheaper price and you can overclock it.

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January 7, 2013 6:01:52 PM

or the i5-3570 for just $15 more. 8GB ram is fine for gaming but look to up that 6770 if you can. I would suggest at least 7850 1GB.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $419.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 15:01 EST-0500)
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January 7, 2013 6:05:10 PM

What is your budget mate? :) 
January 7, 2013 6:16:05 PM

between 180 - 200 pound mobo and processor
January 7, 2013 6:17:04 PM

i buy from cclonline ,, and as far as the gpu goes ill sort that at a later date lol
January 7, 2013 6:22:54 PM

theres this mobo bundle but i feel that a dual core is a big drop ??
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January 7, 2013 7:30:35 PM

adicbadee said:
much appreciated ill have to see what i can do ,, how much better than the cheaper i 5 is that
also is tht mobo as good as the 1 i posted u cn have dual gpu wi tht cant u ?

That one you just posted is for AMD CPUs.

I would go with the i5-3570 because of the low Price difference and much better performance. I'm sure you'll be much happier with it. :) 
January 7, 2013 7:48:38 PM

ye that is a pretty decent review,, i was just thinking about the xtra memory slots and possibly running 2 gpu??
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January 7, 2013 8:14:10 PM

adicbadee said:
ye that is a pretty decent review,, i was just thinking about the xtra memory slots and possibly running 2 gpu??

Both MOBOs has same slots for RAM.

For dual GPUs you'd need a better MOBO. Both MOBOs doesn't really perform very well with dual GPUs. Also, people mostly just buys a place for another GPU and then when they want to put another GPU in their system, then the new gen has been released and it will pay better off just selling the old and getting the new one. :) 
January 7, 2013 8:44:12 PM

right looks like this is what im gonna get then can afford the dearer mobo if it is slightly better ??? will be ordrring tonight ,, i can just about afford that setup wi the slightly more expensive mobo
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January 8, 2013 10:37:17 AM

If you are gaming I think a CPU upgrade will made little difference without a GPU upgrade, and avoid that FX 8350 (or any FX chip) as they are poor value for gaming.
January 8, 2013 10:44:32 AM

eight im getting the the i5 2500k as thats the onli5 thy have instock at my budget ,, will this be sufficiant
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January 8, 2013 5:20:07 PM

i5-2500k is essentially the predecessor of i5-3570k. It still goes like a beast :) 

Will handle most current games without breaking a sweat and is great for overclocking if you are looking to go down that road. I have an i5-2500k in one of my machines and it pretty much handles anything I can throw at it.
January 8, 2013 5:55:22 PM

for my gaming pc i have an AMD Phenom II x4 840 and it is 3.2 GHz and its really, really fast, and graphics i have a AMD ATI (Sapphire) Radeon HD 5570, and games like skyrim, wow, the run, runescape, minecraft, world of tanks ahd HIS are great. maybe cause i have everything amd on one pc and its syncs together in a better way, i preffer amd, but i know intel is better but costs to much.
January 8, 2013 11:51:39 PM

i got my i5 2400k just wonering about the 8 pin atx ,, i only have a 4 ppin ,, seems to be running ok ,, n if tihs is ok does it matter weather it is at the top or bottom 4
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January 9, 2013 7:18:54 PM

The full 8 pins are only needed for CPU's with a high TDP, normally 120W or more. I will look up the exact number soon.

Your i5 is 77W so you shouldn't have any problems running off 4 pins unless you overclock a lot.

However I would recommend doing something about it anyway.
Get yourself a Molex to 4-Pin ATX. They are very cheap.
This converts a molex connector into a 4-pin ATX connector with which you can fill the other 4 pins. I couldn't find one on the site you have been using so its Amazon sorry.

If you don't have a spare Molex connector use a Molex Splitter