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Upgrading My PC? Opinions.

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January 31, 2013 11:53:48 PM

Hi not exactly a novice when it come to these things but not really professional either.
I'm going to be upgrading PC with a new CPU, Motherboard and Ram in a couple of weeks and just wanted peoples opinion on the upgrades. Stuff like rating and compatibility etc (which I think they good and compatible but always safe to double check.)

Cpu - AMD Phenom™ II X4 965 3.4 Ghz Black Edition.


MotherBoard - Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+


Ram - Corsair CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 Vengeance Memory 8gb DDr3 1600MHz



They are to replace my slightly old Parts

CPU - AMD Athlon II x2 255
Motherboard - MSI K9N6PGM2-V
Ram - 4gb DDr2


Would Like a verdict on the new parts, and thanks for reading & replying

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February 1, 2013 12:56:45 AM

Looks good, maybe go for the fx 6300 as ur getting an am3+ board unless its a passing cpu for a 8350 or steamroller, the x4 965 is a great cpu, but the 6300 is a great cpu for its cost. All compatible
February 1, 2013 1:15:42 AM

Well , I'll advice you the Intel core i3 3220 , It's a lot better than the Phenom II x4 965
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February 1, 2013 1:58:13 AM

i3s are dual cores with HT, tho usually faster core per core than a phenom, if going intel go right away with a i5.
A 6300 is the best choice for cost to performance, right around $140 the same as an i3, and usually amd to me would make the obvious decision when not getting a i5/i7. Anything mentioned will be huge increase versus ur old x2 and ddr2, so x4,fx, core i3/i5 is a win win
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