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ADVISE ON COMPUTER UPGRADE budget $1000

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February 10, 2013 11:46:27 PM

Hello, I need to upgrade one PC so it runs faster for rendering and HD editing.
Budget for this upgrade: $1000

I hope you guys can give me a best combo scenario (processor, Ram, maybe I need a new Mobo (this one is socket F)

Here are the current specs:

Summary
Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Opteron 2347 33 °C
Barcelona 65nm Technology
AMD Opteron 2347 31 °C
Barcelona 65nm Technology
RAM
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 266MHz (4-4-4-11)
Motherboard
TYAN Computer Corporation S2932 (CPU 1) 40 °C
Graphics
DELL 2405FPW (1920x1200@59Hz)
1535MB GeForce GTX 580 (MSI) 40 °C
Hard Drives
285GB LSILOGIC Logical Volume SCSI Disk Device (SCSI)
285GB LSILOGIC Logical Volume SCSI Disk Device (SCSI)
147GB Western Digital WDC WD15 00AHFD-00RAR SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
Optical Drives
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
LITE-ON BD B LH-2B1S SCSI CdRom Device
ATAPI DVD A DH20A3H ATA Device
Audio
Guitar Rig Session I/O WDM Audio

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a c 174 à CPUs
February 11, 2013 12:22:04 AM

Fx 8350, Gigabyte/ASUS 970 chipset motherboard, 16-32gb of ram. Noticed that, that opteron is from 2007, so an fx 8 core will prob beat it lol

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Cpu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -asus MB
Or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -Gigabyte
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 32gb RAM

$100 mobo, $190 cpu, $160 RAM = $450

If u want to go intel and get towards ur $1000 budget

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - i7 $570
Same Ram as b4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - ASUS MB $320

Intel 6 core with 12core HT, 32gb ram, lga 2011 motherboard $1050 lol

Unless ur interested in another server cpu


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February 11, 2013 12:42:02 AM

Thanks Lazyboy.

I forgot to ask...is there a chance to have a dual processor environment?
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February 11, 2013 12:43:36 AM
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a c 174 à CPUs
February 11, 2013 1:04:32 AM

Cant help u on the dual cpu setup, wouldnt know where to start either xeon or opteron, nor which cpu is better.
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February 11, 2013 1:08:54 AM

I bet u that an i7 3770k would meet ur needs, and the 3930k 12 HT is overkill, for what ur doing unless u are doing more serious editing rendering, and which i assume u do from the current dual cpu setup u have, but the above i5 wouldnt be the best, would go more i7 or 8350 if not dual cpu server, or i7 extreme
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February 11, 2013 2:22:38 AM

im pretty shur a 4.5 gigahertz 3570k is killer. 3770k if hes got more money.

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February 11, 2013 2:40:24 AM

Great advise guys thanks. Is there any way to get either the I73930K or the FX-8350 on a dual cpu board? if so, which options are out there? Doesn't matter if it is a server board, that's what I've been using anyway. thanks!
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a c 174 à CPUs
February 11, 2013 2:41:27 AM

Well 3930k is on lga 2011, and they do make lga 2011 dual cpu boards, but have no idea if they work on it
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a c 134 à CPUs
February 11, 2013 2:43:38 AM

no. and u wouldnt need more than a 3770k for video editing.

that +32gigs of ram would do it

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a c 134 à CPUs
February 11, 2013 2:43:56 AM

but u can use 2-xeons processor but ur gonna bust ur 1k budget easily.

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February 11, 2013 2:50:59 AM

editing i only part of what this machine does...need heavy 1080 D rendering
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February 11, 2013 2:51:24 AM

Well if the 3930k works he would b over budget on just the two cpus lol but there us the 4c, 8t 3820 on lga 2011, if he wants dual cpu for $320 a piece if they work, but if not then a single i7 3770k with high amounts of ram would work at least it should lol
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a c 134 à CPUs
February 11, 2013 3:03:34 AM

thats 4-physical cores+ht4cores for 3820. even a 3570k @ 4.8 would be great for editing.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CM61
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CM61/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CM61/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($259.88 @ Mwave)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1025.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 00:06 EST-0500)

that should do the trick :) 

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February 11, 2013 4:17:48 AM

wow those xeons are expensive. I think I'll stick to one cpu for now. when comparing between I73930K, the FX-8350 or the phenom II 6... I see each has some advantages over teh other. IN regards to rendering power which would be the best bet? ...and why...?

btw: I am currently rendering in anoher machine with a phenom II x6 1090T and it works great...but I need to know which of the previous three mentioned would be better.
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February 11, 2013 4:33:10 PM

the 3930k is the fastest but of course cost at 540$ more than 2.1times the price of a amd 8350 8core processor that would be excellent for video editing. and image and photo manipulation.

id say 8350 if ur budgets restraint.since the 3930k eats up half ur budget

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February 11, 2013 6:38:54 PM

I am concerned about what I read about the 8350's low performance on single core processes though... rendering tasks such as reading from 3D file are made with single core.... the 8 cores will be awesome I am sure for the rendering itself but then the bottleneck becomes the low performance on single core tasks. Now don't get me wrong..it is def. better than my current setup (5 years old) but it is a concern. I think I'll up the budget just a bit and go for the intel. I've had AMD for the last ten years. I'll give Intel a shot this time, see what happens.

So here's what I am buying:

CPU - 3930K (~$570)
Mobo - ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 (~$315)
RAM - G.SKILL Ares Series 32GB DDR3 1600 (~$160)
Cooler - CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (~$100)

TOTAL $1,145

Thank you both for your input!
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a c 134 à CPUs
February 11, 2013 7:29:44 PM

looks good :) 

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February 18, 2013 2:48:24 AM

Best answer selected by adelvalle600.
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