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November 12, 2012 12:48:49 AM

Hello, im currently upgrading a few things on my pc and was wondering if this set up will run

CPU - AMD Black Edition 3.6ghz

MOBO - Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2P

RAM - 8gb

GFX - EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked 1024MB

PSU -
OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUSĀ® Bronze Power Supply

HDD- samsung spinpoint 500gb and a western digital 80gb

i already have the mobo,ram and hdd . getting the new psu and gfx card for xmas ^_^ was also wondering untill i get the proccesser sometime in january would my computer still run with the cpu i currently have (athlon 270 dualcore 3.4ghz) or will it bottleneck. thanks :) 

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November 12, 2012 12:58:47 AM

I would get a phenom 965 or 955 as you can easily overclock those to 3.6. Also you will want to get a cooler for that cpu. The coolers they come with are LOUD.
Also get the 7850 or 7870 depending on what will work in the budget. They are both in the range of the on you listed, and are both stronger. And yes there will probably be a bit of a bottleneck with that cpu but that is what you will have to deal with for a few months then.
November 12, 2012 12:59:20 AM

Here is what I could assemble of your build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($158.40 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.30 @ Mwave)
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($204.37 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $583.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

There are a few discrempancies, such as there are no black edition amd chips that run at 3.6Ghz so I just went with the only AMD processor that does run at 3.6Ghz.

Your HDD, the samsung spinpoint 500GB costs upgraded of $500, so I just threw in a cheap 7200RPM 500GB HDD. Everything is compatible.
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November 12, 2012 1:31:57 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
I would get a phenom 965 or 955 as you can easily overclock those to 3.6. Also you will want to get a cooler for that cpu. The coolers they come with are LOUD.
Also get the 7850 or 7870 depending on what will work in the budget. They are both in the range of the on you listed, and are both stronger. And yes there will probably be a bit of a bottleneck with that cpu but that is what you will have to deal with for a few months then.



aha i ment bulldozer lol. i already have an arctic pro 13 cooler aswell. was having non of the stock fan i got with my athlon it was rubbish. also concerning the gfx card my mate told me to go with nvidia over ati originally i had been looking at this http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeon... . would that be a better choice?
November 12, 2012 1:43:34 AM

The 7850 is far superior to the 560 Ti. Uses less power and has the performance of a GTX 570.
November 12, 2012 3:49:32 AM


Not to be mean but, Thomas has no clue what he is talking about. To prove his point he found the most expensive 7850 he could find, in reality they are around 200-220. Also he isn't very good at math. It's more like $40. I don't factor in rebates, because based on what I read, they don't even work half the time. Kinda an added bonus. Here is a more commonly priced 7850.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That is a good one, and will be no different than the one thomas posted.
November 12, 2012 9:32:40 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Not to be mean but, Thomas has no clue what he is talking about. To prove his point he found the most expensive 7850 he could find, in reality they are around 200-220. Also he isn't very good at math. It's more like $40. I don't factor in rebates, because based on what I read, they don't even work half the time. Kinda an added bonus. Here is a more commonly priced 7850.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That is a good one, and will be no different than the one thomas posted.


Agreed. Thomas is pretty stupid. I wouldn't take his advice because he tried to promoted a Raidmax PSU.
November 12, 2012 10:07:56 AM

thinking of going for a MSI AMD Radeon HD 7870 Twin Frozr 2GB PCI-E Dual DVI CrossFire Graphics Card instead. is that a good choice?
November 12, 2012 10:27:33 AM

That card is a great choice.
November 12, 2012 1:44:13 PM

That's fine.
November 12, 2012 11:47:18 PM

go with that.
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