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New componets for comp. ideas?
« on: October 22, 2009, 11:51:32 PM »

I need a new cpu, mb, and ram for my new rig, mainly looking for advice on cpu,mb ideas. I havent bought new components in forever so dont know what to get, my price range for a new mb and cpu would be about 130 max on mb then prob 150 max on cpu...I want to go back to intel and really like dfi mb's but thats not set in stone. Any ideas? 
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Re: New componets for comp. ideas?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009, 12:16:00 PM »

I'd recommend the CPU/mobo that Ed is using: http://forums.gideontech.com/index.php/topic,36124.msg379080.html#msg379080

I haven't heard of a good DFI motherboard in quite a while.  Asus and Gigabyte are pretty much the only ones that I'll ever recommend.
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Re: New componets for comp. ideas?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009, 12:37:58 PM »

The only motherboard brands I recommend anymore are Asus and EVGA. As for Intel, I don't really care for them so I can't recommend any specifics. I can say in that price range AMD will probably go farther though.
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Re: New componets for comp. ideas?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2009, 01:42:18 PM »

I'd recommend the CPU/mobo that Ed is using: http://forums.gideontech.com/index.php/topic,36124.msg379080.html#msg379080

I haven't heard of a good DFI motherboard in quite a while.  Asus and Gigabyte are pretty much the only ones that I'll ever recommend.

I had to RMA my ram, hopefully the replacement will work at stated speeds.
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Re: New componets for comp. ideas?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2009, 03:26:39 PM »

Are you looking for dual-core, tri-core, quad-core?  What kind of computing do you do?
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Re: New componets for comp. ideas?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2009, 04:56:20 PM »

tell you the truth i dont need some super comp but id like to get the latest tech for the money to last me as long as my other system did...I was thinking about intel but some of you have suggested amd, thats fine with me. Ill be getting a midrange gcard as i dont play to many games just once and a while I prob wont oc but if the board does it then great. AS for cores if you think duo will last a while then thats fine if not tri or quad is good...havent bought in so long im really just learning all the new tech.
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Re: New componets for comp. ideas?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2009, 08:35:11 PM »

If you don't mind staying AMD, you have some pretty nice options on a combined $280 budget.

$110 gets you a very nice Gigabyte 790X board - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387

If you have DDR2-800 handy, you can definitely go this route to keep your budget in check.  AM2+ and AM3 processors will work in it.

Then, for CPU, I'd suggest the $165-170 Phenom II 940 or 945.  The 945 will offer DDR3 support, if you ever want to go, but the 940 is a Black Edition with unlocked multiplier, but stock-clock both are 3GHz and a push performance wise.

Right now, even a loss-leader i5 job is too high since the CPU will cost you 200 right out the door, and decent (read: full-ATX, non-crap-brand) boards are like 150.
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Re: New componets for comp. ideas?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2009, 10:05:49 PM »

If you don't mind staying AMD, you have some pretty nice options on a combined $280 budget.

$110 gets you a very nice Gigabyte 790X board - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387

If you have DDR2-800 handy, you can definitely go this route to keep your budget in check.  AM2+ and AM3 processors will work in it.

Then, for CPU, I'd suggest the $165-170 Phenom II 940 or 945.  The 945 will offer DDR3 support, if you ever want to go, but the 940 is a Black Edition with unlocked multiplier, but stock-clock both are 3GHz and a push performance wise.

Right now, even a loss-leader i5 job is too high since the CPU will cost you 200 right out the door, and decent (read: full-ATX, non-crap-brand) boards are like 150.

Basically, like what I have here:

http://forums.gideontech.com/index.php/topic,36124.msg379080.html#msg379080

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Re: New componets for comp. ideas?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2009, 11:46:20 PM »

Basically, like what I have here:

http://forums.gideontech.com/index.php/topic,36124.msg379080.html#msg379080

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But with a 940 like my current setup (I have the cheaper UD4 board, which is primarily differentiated by six SATA ports, all through the southbridge, instead of eight)
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Re: New componets for comp. ideas?
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2009, 12:54:05 AM »

But with a 940 like my current setup (I have the cheaper UD4 board, which is primarily differentiated by six SATA ports, all through the southbridge, instead of eight)

My Phenom II X3 720 BE + 1 free core is cheaper :)
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