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January 20, 2013 7:12:59 PM

So I am looking at upgrading my computer some more!
My parts are:
CPU: AMD FX-Series FX-4100(3.6GHz)
RAM: 8 GBB ddr3
CASE:AZZA
GPU:Radeon Amd 7770
PSU: Coolmax 750w
MOBO: Not Sure of specific one, but from http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Harddrive: 500gb SATA II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM

Running Windows 7 on 64-bit.

I am looking next to upgrading motherboard for more upgrade-ability but i am unsure if i want to go amd motherboard and get a top of the line AMD CPU and have an AMD based computer. Or get an intel motherboard and go with an i-5.

TL/DR: Not sure if i want to go intel or amd when upgrading mobo and cpu.

Thank you for any answers!

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January 20, 2013 7:20:14 PM

Do you need it now ?
In June there will be the haswell cpus, it could prove to be a good choice waiting for it.
As for the current options, the best choice is either upgrade the cpu for a FX-6300/8320 with your current mobo(that link doesn't show what mobo it is, i'm guessing it has support for piledriver cpus) or buy an i5-3470+h77 mobo.
You have a terrible psu, if it's for gaming, you can also upgrade later the card and psu.
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January 20, 2013 7:41:38 PM

I would suggest psu and gpu upgrade. XFX 7870 GHZ and CX600 will be a good option.
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January 20, 2013 7:42:36 PM

tiny voices said:
This PSU is overkill. The CX500 will be plenty.

no really if he wants to sli in the future then that is enough also a psu is most efficient at 50% load so
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January 20, 2013 7:44:32 PM

camohanna said:
I would suggest psu and gpu upgrade. XFX 7870 GHZ and CX600 will be a good option.


+1
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January 20, 2013 7:45:14 PM

660 TI best budget/performance card at the moment you may also want to look into the 7870 joker from club3d it uses a tahiti le gpu and is in most cases better than a 7950
January 21, 2013 1:07:52 AM

Hey guys thanks for all the responses but funny thing is I just got that graphics card so am hoping to keep it for a bit longer. I was wondering if i should go with an intel mobo/gpu combo or amd. ideas? Pros and Cons? FX-8150 vs. Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge? I dont want to spend more then 230 on a gpu and about 150 on a mobo. Us dollars.
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January 21, 2013 1:16:04 AM

In my opinion if you don't want to add another card, just stay with the current cpu and mobo, the FX-4100 doesn't bottleneck the 7770, and wait for the new cpus that will come in the summer(intel haswell cpus, it might also appear some amd cpu, but it's not certain).
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January 21, 2013 2:14:09 AM

tkananen said:
Hey guys thanks for all the responses but funny thing is I just got that graphics card so am hoping to keep it for a bit longer. I was wondering if i should go with an intel mobo/gpu combo or amd. ideas? Pros and Cons? FX-8150 vs. Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge? I dont want to spend more then 230 on a gpu and about 150 on a mobo. Us dollars.


By gpu, you mean cpu? i5-3570k + Asrock z77 extrem4 can be picked up from a microcentre for around $300 then just slap a cm hyper 212 evo ontop and your good to go
January 21, 2013 2:51:21 AM

yeah thats what i meant. And is that combo nice for gaming?
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January 21, 2013 3:16:06 AM

The best.
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