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January 9, 2013 8:20:40 PM

ahhhh.... so im going straight to the point, to upgrade or not? Right now i have a Phenom II x4 840 overclocked to 3.6 (stock 3.2) the cpu is barely passable for some intensive games like bf3 and far cry 3, so i have some money left over to buy a x6 1100t (cant get FX-8350 because my mobo only supports AM3). Should i buy it now or wait 6 months and buy a new motherboard and some sort of high end intel chip?

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January 9, 2013 8:23:03 PM

Hmm, for that jump I would wait for the new AMD series and pick up another motherboard to go with it. I can't help you with Intel, for I don't know too much about them.
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January 9, 2013 8:28:30 PM

What's the X6 cost?
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January 9, 2013 9:12:38 PM

FinneousPJ said:
What's the X6 cost?


like $150 us
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January 9, 2013 9:35:34 PM

I'm not sure I'd grab it but it's not a bad unit.
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January 9, 2013 9:47:38 PM

FinneousPJ said:
I'm not sure I'd grab it but it's not a bad unit.


do you think its better than the x4 840? that one doesnt even have L3 cache.
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January 9, 2013 9:58:17 PM

i would get the phemon x6 its way better
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January 9, 2013 10:00:49 PM

What GPU do you have?
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January 9, 2013 10:02:27 PM

if you can get the 1100t for $150 i would get it. as long as its in good condition. used ones on ebay are all going for $200+ and the asking price for new ones are alot more.
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January 9, 2013 10:06:44 PM

That's because people who cant afford a i5 and they have a am3 motherboard. The i5 is a lot better then that a 1090t and the GPU matters!
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January 9, 2013 10:19:42 PM

I have an HD 7970, i think im going to buy it and save up to get a new mobo and intel chip along the way.
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January 9, 2013 10:21:44 PM

Your simply throwing away money. Better to overclock more and then wait.

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January 10, 2013 12:30:03 AM

I think you should overclock your cpu more (or depending on what type of games you play? Is it CPU or GPU intensive?) and if its getting too hot, perhaps get a new heatsink for it as well. I wouldn't buy a new motherboard because it can be a pain in the a** to find something that would be compatible with hardware that might be out of date. If you buy a new motherboard, you might have to replace EVERYTHING including the Memory, CPU, etc.

edit: Overclock now and then wait until you're able to afford more if you still aren't satisfied with the OC. I recommend Intel btw :) 
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January 10, 2013 12:50:26 AM

i have cooler master v8 on it and if i go higher than 3.6 it becomes unstable. maybie ill save up for a month and buy a mobo and cpu... my girlfriend can get new shoes a later month... . (dont tell her i typed that)




It's not her you have to worry about. :non: 
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January 10, 2013 1:34:31 AM

I feel like you violated the melikepie ways :pfff: .
No, no it's not what it looks like! It's much worse. Next Deathmajesty's ways, then amuffins's ways. Gosh your in a pickle!
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January 10, 2013 2:37:19 AM

melikepie said:
I feel like you violated the melikepie ways :pfff: .
No, no it's not what it looks like! It's much worse. Next Deathmajesty's ways, then amuffins's ways. Gosh your in a pickle!


wait - you don't like my ways or you're agreeing to them? XD
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January 10, 2013 5:22:04 AM

Deathmajesty said:
wait - you don't like my ways or you're agreeing to them? XD

It has nothing to do with your ways, your just are not doing my ways correctly. You chose the best answer to someone who did not seem like he knew much.
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January 10, 2013 2:37:54 PM

melikepie said:
It has nothing to do with your ways, your just are not doing my ways correctly. You chose the best answer to someone who did not seem like he knew much.


Ohh, okay XDD I mean I normally do it your way but like you said if the person doesn't know much then I give that way :p 
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January 10, 2013 6:39:24 PM

Deathmajesty said:
Ohh, okay XDD I mean I normally do it your way but like you said if the person doesn't know much then I give that way :p 

Many people had issues before with PSUs making the games laggy by not supplying enough power to things like the graphics card. Thermaltake is one of the companies known for that. I wouldn't think you wont see a different with a upgrade but it still will be going slow and killing your PC's insides. A lot of people have PSUs from brands such as Rosewill, Thermaltake, LiteOn and many others but those things are just evil boxes of shame overvolting your computer to it's death. So it's not just not enough power but supplying incorrect voltages to the motherboard and parts you wouldn't notice which can cause slowness and once again kill your PC. It can take many days to many years for those things to blow. I had a XION 500w PSU which completely blow up when I installed a 6870. It did not make a big bang or anything just poped which 500w was enough for my system but they lie about the true wattage and I was very lucky it did not take anything else with it. It can destroy everything from your hard drive to your motherboard, and of course the PSU itself.
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