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October 10, 2012 5:08:33 AM

Hello guys! I need some help in decision making here. I'm getting rid of my old rig

cpu: Phenom II x4 B55 AM3 @ 3.2 Ghz (unlocked)
cooler: deepcool iceberg
proMobo: Am3 Asus M4A88T - M
GPU: Sapphire HD7770 Ghz ed
Memory: 4gig G skil ripjaws DDR3 1333 CL9
HD: WD 500GB caviar blue
psu:HEC raptor 500w
atx: aerocool PGS VS4

Im going for an i3-2120.. now my problem is what board will I choose. here are my options:

lga1155 Asrock B75M DGS
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lga1155 Asrock H77 Pro4 MVP

I'm not going to overclock or even SLi/xfire... I just need to decide which board i will buy

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October 10, 2012 5:14:18 AM

Both boards are great and will work fine. If money doesn't matter then go with the lga1155 Asrock H77 Pro4 MVP.
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October 10, 2012 6:02:56 AM

help me also to determine their difference in terms of their spec
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October 10, 2012 7:07:11 AM

Well for one thing, the B75 you chose is microATX.
It's also a budget board, very limited on features. Just get the H77.

Also, the i3 is better than the Phenom, yes. Though it's not really much of an upgrade.
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October 10, 2012 9:57:10 AM

the b and h version are made for the lock cpu. there not made for over clocking. the z chipset are.
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October 10, 2012 10:46:06 AM

You've got a Phenom II X4 and youre "upgrading" to a Core i3?!?!? Seriosuly?
In the best case scenario you'll increaase your FPS by 10%.But most likely you'll leave it the same and sacrifice a lot of multithreaded performance and money.
Just... dont do it.
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October 11, 2012 3:27:17 PM

Kamen_BG said:
You've got a Phenom II X4 and youre "upgrading" to a Core i3?!?!? Seriosuly?
In the best case scenario you'll increaase your FPS by 10%.But most likely you'll leave it the same and sacrifice a lot of multithreaded performance and money.
Just... dont do it.


so do you think I should go for a i5 ivy then?
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October 11, 2012 4:14:04 PM

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yes, the i3 2120 WILL perform SLIGHTLY better but it is a HUGE waste of cash. I would wait for haswell/piledriver ATLEAST. However if you NEED to upgrade now (i dont see why your system looks fine albeit with a below average cpu) ATLEAST get an i5 3570 (non k since you arent going to overclock)


I'm also waiting for the pile driver :)  the reason i'm buying a rig is because I'm selling my old one. hmmm makes me think though...
I'll just stick with my laptop till the pile driver will be out :) 
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October 12, 2012 12:14:54 AM

If you're gonna get a locked CPU anyway, you're better off getting an i5-3450 or 3470 than wasting tens of dollars for 0.1-0.3 Ghz. The Turbo Boost gets them all closer.
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October 12, 2012 4:08:30 PM

Best answer selected by blackblurry.
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