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Old 09-15-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default I'm sorta back . . . I got money - Upgrade Time!

Hey guys!
Long time no see! Well, you get the point but anyway . .

I haven't been on the forums for quite some time now as School Started up, SAT studying etc. I've been saving up money all summer long and I just hit about $550 or slightly more.

I was thinking of getting a laptop - HP's Dv2z
That laptop is just a bit bigger than a netbook and can actually game quite well but I'm getting that for Christmas . . .

I see the Anouncement that the forums being updated, GREAT! I think quite a bit of flaming will disappear once that update is complete.

And now to the meat of my new sorta come back post!
I got thinking today and I decided I wanted to update my computer. I'm still playing WoW and what's sad is with my AMD 5600+ X2 Windsor CPU at 3Ghz I get slight lag when I switch to other windows. (I play WoW windowed so I can get to firefox etc)

Big budget - 600 Bucks

Well, there was a big bummer for me when I found out that the new 5870's are coming out and I'm looking and there looking fricken amazing! Puts my 4870 to shame(Wonder if I can crossfire a 4870 with a 5870 >.>). A price speculation from one site is a 1GB card for Less than $400 and a 2GB card for $450. I'm hoping for lower prices but that's not happening . . .

Anyway . . . my setup right now is -
Asus M2N32 SLI WiFi Motherboard
A AMD X2 5600+ Athlon Windsor @ 3.0Ghz
2Gb of DDR2 RAM at 860Mhz
Win 7 - 64 bit
1.25TB HDD space ^.^

I'm thinking of doing a whole Motherboard swap-out to a AMD Phenom II X4 955 with new shiny 4GB of DDR3 memory.

Just wanting some discussion/controversey/advice for the following build parts -

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition & ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard Combo Deal

As for DDR3 Memory, I wanted to get 4GB of any type of DDR3 RAM with a 6 Cas Latency but I'm not sure if there really is a big difference between higher Cas Latency's etc. I'm still looking, but please recommend me one if you have one in mind.

I also have one more question - When I switch out my motherboard, will I have to do anything with my current Window's installations? Like reformat etc? I have enough space to back up all my things, just want to know what to expect.

Haven't you guys missed my long posts? xD
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: I'm sorta back . . . I got money - Upgrade Time!

you shouldnt hafto reformat since its W7

and you do know about the 965 @ 3.4Ghz right?

but that looks to be a good package there with the 955
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:17 PM   #3
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Yea, well I was thinking of getting the 965 but it's a total of $55 more and I'm just going to overclock it anyway. Btw, probably going to get me one of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181009

They got some good reviews and it would be so nice. I wouldn't have to go in my computer every two months and blow out the dust. Only once every 4 months ^.^
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