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Old 07-02-2014, 04:30 PM   #1
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Hi all!

I'm new here.

My very old dinosaur for a pc is really outdated as you can see.

At least as far as for the cpu = AMD Athlon 64 4000+ @ 3.0 Ghz.
An Infinity NF 4 SLI motherboard and 4 gig of Kingston Hyper X PC 400 DDR RAM.

I mostly use the computer for surfing the net ( of coarce ) + some minor photo editing and playing a seriously modded Oblivion and sometimes Skyrim.
I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit btw.

My power supply = Corsair TX 550W. Antec P 180 B case with 3 x 120mm Noctua fans and a Radeon HD 7850 video card. 2 x WD Raptor 10.000 rpm hdd's.

This is the stuff I am considering:

CPU: AMD A6 6400K Black Edition

Mobo : Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 1600MHz

Any suggestions or thoughts about this upgrade?

My max budget are = 282.37 USD
Or 206.99 Euro.

Later on, I will replace one of my WD Raptor harddrives for an SSD drive too.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:44 PM   #2
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That APU won't be very good, and you can get a better motherboard for less money. Also when you're APU gaming it's almost a necessity to have fast speed RAM, 1600mhz is not enough.

So here's what I recommend to you.

CPU- AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1GHz (4.4GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition AMD Radeon HD 8670D - Newegg.com

Motherboard- MSI A55M-E35 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Newegg.com

RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C11D-8GXM - Newegg.com

All of this is about $282. How did that turn out so good?
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Hi!

Thank you very much for the suggestions! They all look very nice.

I just wanna add, that I wont be using the integrated video chip in the APU but my Radeon HD 7850.

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Ok. Looks interesting both these suggestions. I will look into them and decide if I should go for AMD or Intel then?

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Thanks for taking the time to help me.
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No problem! That's why I'm here.
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If you only have up to $300USD then I'd be going the AMD route or keep saving and you can get something that's even better..
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No problem! That's why I'm here.
I'm going for the FX 6300, the gigabyte GA 970A mobo and the Corsair RAM you suggested.

I'm glad that helpful people like you are around in the forums.


I have been away from the PC hardware scene during a couple of years by now and have'nt much of a clue about the new stuff.

Then forums like this and people like you are a real assett for people in my situation.
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If you only have up to $300USD then I'd be going the AMD route or keep saving and you can get something that's even better..
Hi!

Thanks for the suggestions.

Yes, I think an AMD upgrade will give me the best bang for the buck I have. I have had AMD stuff the last 6 years in 2 different computers and they have worked well for me.

Yeah, you are right about saving up for something better. But I have allready stalled too long upgrading my old box. I should have done this at least 2 years ago.

And as I'm not into the latest and most graphics intence games or really serious photo editing. I think I still will be satisfied with this budget upgrade anyway.
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Always happy to help out, especially with new members. I hope you enjoy your stay on the forums!
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