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Upgrade intel or amd setup for $900

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January 6, 2013 2:56:04 AM

hi everyone i want to upgrade my pc or make a new one?
all my friends have intel builds and just tell me to get rid of amd and ati and that's there only counter argument :non: 
i currently have a
amd phenom x4 940 oc to 3.7ghz
hyper 212 evo cooler push pull fans
corsair vengeance Series 4GB DDR3-1600 (16gb total) at 1667
asus m4a890 gtd pro usb 3.0
micro center 128gb ssd
1tb seagate barracuda 7200rpm
50 inch Panasonic tv 1080p
logitech mk320 mouse and keyboard
windows 7 64bit
sapphire 7850 stock speeds
Samsung 5.1 surround sound
antec 300 case
ocz gold 1000watt modular psu got it for $85 such a deal :)  :kaola: 

okay now i have a little over $900 to spend and plan to oc maybe build another pc in 2-3 years
i want to get the best setup for the money!!!!!
i play bf3,nfs, (guild wars 2)soon
Photoshop and gimp about 3 hours a day

i live near a microcenter,(mi) so thats a plus
i was just thinking to buy a amd 8350 and the Sabertooth mb and maybe grab another 7850 for cf or a msi 680gtx
a b À AMD
a b å Intel
January 6, 2013 3:22:48 AM

8350 + 990 mobo
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January 6, 2013 3:37:50 AM

I have an 8150 w/ a 990FX Sabertooth - it's very quick and handles multitasking incredibly well. I haven't swapped to an aftermarket cooler yet so I am waiting to overclock but it's done me pretty well.

If you are looking to throw pure muscle at Creative Suite, it might be worth it to price out a 3rd gen i5/i7 vs the AMD build but don't feel like you're selling yourself short by selecting the Piledriver octocore.

I personally am happy with my setup, just need to upgrade my GPU (560). Focus your cash on components that will survive well like your existing rig. A solid CPU/GPU combo can last you at least 5 years.
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March 12, 2013 12:47:44 PM

Upgrade to a FX 6300 if you want long support, because it runs AM3+, if you don't buy a 8350.Your friends are Intel fanboys, I have to admit. Mabye add an extra stick of RAM to make 8GB, so you don't have to upgrade later.
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March 12, 2013 1:22:42 PM

amd940 said:
hi everyone i want to upgrade my pc or make a new one?
all my friends have intel builds and just tell me to get rid of amd and ati and that's there only counter argument :non: 
i currently have a
amd phenom x4 940 oc to 3.7ghz
hyper 212 evo cooler push pull fans
corsair vengeance Series 4GB DDR3-1600 (16gb total) at 1667
asus m4a890 gtd pro usb 3.0
micro center 128gb ssd
1tb seagate barracuda 7200rpm
50 inch Panasonic tv 1080p
logitech mk320 mouse and keyboard
windows 7 64bit
sapphire 7850 stock speeds
Samsung 5.1 surround sound
antec 300 case
ocz gold 1000watt modular psu got it for $85 such a deal :)  :kaola: 

okay now i have a little over $900 to spend and plan to oc maybe build another pc in 2-3 years
i want to get the best setup for the money!!!!!
i play bf3,nfs, (guild wars 2)soon
Photoshop and gimp about 3 hours a day

i live near a microcenter,(mi) so thats a plus
i was just thinking to buy a amd 8350 and the Sabertooth mb and maybe grab another 7850 for cf or a msi 680gtx


Upgrade the CPU, MOBO and Add another 7850

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $654.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-12 16:32 EDT-0400)

You do photoshop and right now, game developers are starting to use multi threading in their games so a 3770k is the best right now as it has hyperthreading.

You might also want to change you're case so you can accommodate all the components you will get so that there will be extra space for the components to breath in. I suggest this: http://www.microcenter.com/product/366600/Carbide_Serie...
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