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February 4, 2013 5:34:22 PM

Hello i have a question. i want to have a gaming specific PCs and have it to be able to run all games on ultra and most games in the future as well at 60+ fps. should i use this as a backup pc or upgrade it, i want a better motherboard and two or three GTX 680 or GTX 670s, sorry about being kinda clueless on PCs .

My components are,
(motherboard) Gigabyte, GA-MA770T-UD3P
(cpu) AMD Phenom ll X2 550
(graphics card) ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series with 512 MBytes
(RAM) 8GB ddr3 at 669.7 MHz

none of the components are overclocked.

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February 4, 2013 5:42:50 PM

sorry about the double post i dont see a edit button. should i go with one GTX 690 instead of two or three GTX 680s? im talking about price wise whats the best bang for the buck
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February 4, 2013 5:50:05 PM

thanks ill look into the card. my pc runs decent on most games on medium and sometimes on high with the newer stuff.
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February 4, 2013 7:54:58 PM

That ram is quite slow..I think you should use it as a backup PC.
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February 4, 2013 8:48:41 PM

TaintedG said:
That ram is quite slow..I think you should use it as a backup PC.


thats what i plan on once i get the money for everything i need
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February 5, 2013 12:34:05 AM

Yeah if you aren't worried too much about money..I'd go for a new build. It's always great to start new(unless it's not worth it).

BUt I've looked at ur motherboard..and here are the best parts ur current mobo can support.

http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-Processor-Edition-HDT9...

I'd say get one 690..but that's really expensive..tbh one 680 can get the job done.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... (get two of these max 16gb).

Are you comfortable upgrading the mobo? Give budget if you are :) .


Unfortunately I can't find any online distributer of that processor. So try a local shop or some other site :S.

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February 5, 2013 1:07:13 AM

That rig should be a nice little backup PC.

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February 5, 2013 3:36:06 AM

TaintedG said:
Yeah if you aren't worried too much about money..I'd go for a new build. It's always great to start new(unless it's not worth it).

BUt I've looked at ur motherboard..and here are the best parts ur current mobo can support.

http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-Processor-Edition-HDT9...

I'd say get one 690..but that's really expensive..tbh one 680 can get the job done.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... (get two of these max 16gb).

Are you comfortable upgrading the mobo? Give budget if you are :) .


Unfortunately I can't find any online distributer of that processor. So try a local shop or some other site :S.


yes im confortable with upgrading the motherboard. the only thing im not really sure on is the usb ports and stuff in that area. putting graphics cards cpu heat sinks and stuff are no problem. whats a good motherboard under 300. maby go a little higher price if its worth it, im soon to get a job and save up for a few months and buy every part when i can or when its on sale. im 15 by the way so if you guys would would you dumb down your sentances so their a little easyer for me to understand like whats good and whats bad
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February 5, 2013 3:50:54 AM

buy a new pc. whats ur budget?

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February 5, 2013 2:12:16 PM

iceclock said:
buy a new pc. whats ur budget?

by the time im done i want to spend around 2000 or a little more within this year and buying little peices here and there. i mainly just need a list of quality components to use and that will play any game on ultra. i wana be able to run crysis 3 when i get it
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February 5, 2013 8:42:32 PM

id recommand u save up and buy in one shot.

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February 5, 2013 10:31:24 PM

Under 300$ is a good price range.

One question, are you going to be buying all the parts within this year? Or is this going to be over the course of the next few years?
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February 5, 2013 10:36:05 PM

hopefully this year. if i dnt i will try to get the next generation component. i mainky just want a upgrade from what i have now
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February 5, 2013 10:37:44 PM

sounds good come back when u have the moneyz and well help u

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February 5, 2013 10:38:57 PM

i will. talk to ya guy in a few months lol
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February 5, 2013 10:40:15 PM

sounds g000d

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February 6, 2013 8:47:19 PM

Iceclock are you talking like that on purpose LOL
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February 6, 2013 8:51:33 PM

you need a brand new machine, amd phenom will hold back 680 and 670
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February 6, 2013 8:53:56 PM

yes i am.

derp

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February 7, 2013 1:43:27 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BWbt my friend is going to build a pc in around three months and we have all this put together. trying to stay under 1800 dollars and is all this good for him, he wants to play any game on unltra including mmos with no lag
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February 7, 2013 8:30:12 PM

he might want to go i5 3770k instead of i7.

But other than that.. it looks good.
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February 7, 2013 9:05:18 PM

ther 3770k is an i7 btw



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February 8, 2013 5:12:36 PM

Shoot got my words mixed .

What I meant to say was

he might want to go i5 instead of 3770k
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February 8, 2013 7:30:45 PM

well like i said 3570k. best bang for bucks gaming, 3770k if he needs video designing, encoding, 3d design, alot of photo manipulation. if not 3570k is sweet

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February 8, 2013 7:49:08 PM

^
And if you even plan on doing a little bit of that, the 3570k isn't bad for those jobs.
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February 8, 2013 8:06:58 PM

You can throw in a phenom2 x4 965 for under a $100 and the rig you have will run nice with a new Graphics card.

Thats an AM3 socket motherbd so you'd better recheck the ram setting, no ddr3 ever came that slow. its should 1066 or 1333 stock or if overclocked then something like 1600, 1666. CPUz would show you what its running at.
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