Upgrading recommendations

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#1 Posted by motrebhamboly1 (130 posts) -

Im in the process of upgrading my semi-old PC

My old specs :

AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+

4GB DDR2

ATI Radeon HD4850

CoolerMaster PSU 450W

My suggestions :

AMD FX8120

8GB DDR3

ATI Radeon HD7950

CoolerMaster PSU 450W

now I want a recommendation for a decent mainboard and also recommendation if there is anything I can reduce the cost with

Thanks in advance

#2 Posted by PlazmaClone (249 posts) -

Im in the process of upgrading my semi-old PC

My old specs :

AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+

4GB DDR2

ATI Radeon HD4850

CoolerMaster PSU 450W

My suggestions :

AMD FX8120

8GB DDR3

ATI Radeon HD7950

CoolerMaster PSU 450W

now I want a recommendation for a decent mainboard and also recommendation if there is anything I can reduce the cost with

Thanks in advance

motrebhamboly1
Well you defiently have to upgrade the PSU to atleast 750W or more.Get corsair brand cpu.Other than that everything is fine. As for the mainboard I have no idea.Just get one that compatiable with the amd cpu.
#3 Posted by jakes456 (1437 posts) -

[QUOTE="motrebhamboly1"]

Im in the process of upgrading my semi-old PC

My old specs :

AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+

4GB DDR2

ATI Radeon HD4850

CoolerMaster PSU 450W

My suggestions :

AMD FX8120

8GB DDR3

ATI Radeon HD7950

CoolerMaster PSU 450W

now I want a recommendation for a decent mainboard and also recommendation if there is anything I can reduce the cost with

Thanks in advance

PlazmaClone

Well you defiently have to upgrade the PSU to atleast 750W or more.Get corsair brand cpu.Other than that everything is fine. As for the mainboard I have no idea.Just get one that compatiable with the amd cpu.

troll.

you don't need a 750W for a single 7950 LOL.

also AMD sucks. Go Intel or you will barely notice an upgrade over that X2. I had an X2 6000+ for 6 years. That and the Phenom were the last good processors AMD ever made. Faildozer and Pilepooper suck.

Go Intel or GO HOME!

#4 Posted by 04dcarraher (19263 posts) -

[QUOTE="PlazmaClone"][QUOTE="motrebhamboly1"]

Im in the process of upgrading my semi-old PC

My old specs :

AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+

4GB DDR2

ATI Radeon HD4850

CoolerMaster PSU 450W

My suggestions :

AMD FX8120

8GB DDR3

ATI Radeon HD7950

CoolerMaster PSU 450W

now I want a recommendation for a decent mainboard and also recommendation if there is anything I can reduce the cost with

Thanks in advance

jakes456

Well you defiently have to upgrade the PSU to atleast 750W or more.Get corsair brand cpu.Other than that everything is fine. As for the mainboard I have no idea.Just get one that compatiable with the amd cpu.

troll.

you don't need a 750W for a single 7950 LOL.

also AMD sucks. Go Intel or you will barely notice an upgrade over that X2. I had an X2 6000+ for 6 years. That and the Phenom were the last good processors AMD ever made. Faildozer and Pilepooper suck.

Go Intel or GO HOME!

Its not always go intel or go home, budget plays a role too. And your a fool for stating go intel or you wont notice a upgrade.... when I went from an X2 6000 to my Phenom 2 X4 955 back in 2010 with SLI 8800GT's I seen massive improvements. And see no point right now upgrading to intel when all my programs and games run good.

#5 Posted by 04dcarraher (19263 posts) -

For the TC's upgrade options,

Intel

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116782

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

abit better psu for that gpu.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

AMD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

psu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

#6 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7351 posts) -

troll.

you don't need a 750W for a single 7950 LOL.

also AMD sucks. Go Intel or you will barely notice an upgrade over that X2. I had an X2 6000+ for 6 years. That and the Phenom were the last good processors AMD ever made. Faildozer and Pilepooper suck.

Go Intel or GO HOME!

jakes456

Lol calling someone else a troll :lol:

It is true though you don't need 750w, my 520w carried me for 4 years going on 5.

#7 Posted by jakes456 (1437 posts) -

[QUOTE="jakes456"]

[QUOTE="PlazmaClone"] Well you defiently have to upgrade the PSU to atleast 750W or more.Get corsair brand cpu.Other than that everything is fine. As for the mainboard I have no idea.Just get one that compatiable with the amd cpu.04dcarraher

troll.

you don't need a 750W for a single 7950 LOL.

also AMD sucks. Go Intel or you will barely notice an upgrade over that X2. I had an X2 6000+ for 6 years. That and the Phenom were the last good processors AMD ever made. Faildozer and Pilepooper suck.

Go Intel or GO HOME!

Its not always go intel or go home, budget plays a role too. And your a fool for stating go intel or you wont notice a upgrade.... when I went from an X2 6000 to my Phenom 2 X4 955 back in 2010 with SLI 8800GT's I seen massive improvements. And see no point right now upgrading to intel when all my programs and games run good.

l2 read I said X2 and Phenom II were the last good processors AMD made.

#8 Posted by 04dcarraher (19263 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]

[QUOTE="jakes456"]

troll.

you don't need a 750W for a single 7950 LOL.

also AMD sucks. Go Intel or you will barely notice an upgrade over that X2. I had an X2 6000+ for 6 years. That and the Phenom were the last good processors AMD ever made. Faildozer and Pilepooper suck.

Go Intel or GO HOME!

jakes456

Its not always go intel or go home, budget plays a role too. And your a fool for stating go intel or you wont notice a upgrade.... when I went from an X2 6000 to my Phenom 2 X4 955 back in 2010 with SLI 8800GT's I seen massive improvements. And see no point right now upgrading to intel when all my programs and games run good.

l2 read I said X2 and Phenom II were the last good processors AMD made.

excuse me? "Go Intel or you will barely notice an upgrade over that X2"

That quote your impelying that any AMD cpu after Athlon X2's you wouldnt see any gains......

#9 Posted by motrebhamboly1 (130 posts) -

whoa thanks for the replys as for amd or intel I have nothing agianst intel performance but I just like the AMD (dont know why lol) ;

@04dcarraherI liked the Asrock main bnoard ; not sure if I can find it in local stores; I look for it anyway.

as for the cpu I think I'll go with FX6300.

now the question is can I save the HD7950 and stick with my HD4850 or the difference worth upgrading ?!

#10 Posted by motrebhamboly1 (130 posts) -

whoa thanks for the replys as for amd or intel I have nothing agianst intel performance but I just like the AMD (dont know why lol) ;

@04dcarraherI liked the Asrock main bnoard ; not sure if I can find it in local stores; I look for it anyway.

as for the cpu I think I'll go with FX6300.

now the question is can I save the HD7950 and stick with my HD4850 or the difference worth upgrading ?!

motrebhamboly1

I have no problem with my HD4850 playing nearly every game in the scene at my my 19" monitor thats why I asked isthe difference worth upgrading !!

#11 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7351 posts) -

[QUOTE="motrebhamboly1"]

whoa thanks for the replys as for amd or intel I have nothing agianst intel performance but I just like the AMD (dont know why lol) ;

@04dcarraherI liked the Asrock main bnoard ; not sure if I can find it in local stores; I look for it anyway.

as for the cpu I think I'll go with FX6300.

now the question is can I save the HD7950 and stick with my HD4850 or the difference worth upgrading ?!

motrebhamboly1

I have no problem with my HD4850 playing nearly every game in the scene at my my 19" monitor thats why I asked isthe difference worth upgrading !!

19 inch at what resolution? 1024* or 1280* res I'm assuming.

You can go cheap with hd 7770 and already be beefier than your old card. Better yet 7850 hd if you intend to get a bigger monitor.

http://www.anandtech.com/print/6396 < cpu benchies. Personally I'd go with the stronger cpu since is less trouble keeping the same mobo/cpu for a longer time, so read the benchie, and decide for yourself.

#12 Posted by motrebhamboly1 (130 posts) -
@1440X900
#13 Posted by kraken2109 (13007 posts) -
@1440X900motrebhamboly1
Well it's up to you. A 7950 is far faster than your 4850, but if you're happy with it there is no point upgrading. 1440x900 isn't hugely demanding so you should be ok.
#14 Posted by LordEC911 (9972 posts) -

Better yet 7850 hd if you intend to get a bigger monitor.Bikouchu35

I agree with this.
Ditch the 7950, no point at your resolution, get the 7850 and save a little more money and get a nice 21-24inch monitor so you can game at 1920x1200/1080.

It sounds like you may not be in the US, so this may not relate to your situation, but a 7950 is around $300-$350 here and a 7850 can be found for $150-$175 after savings. You can get a decent 20-24inch monitor for $150-$200 now which is basically what you would save from going with a 7850.

#15 Posted by Yagnav (6107 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bikouchu35"]Better yet 7850 hd if you intend to get a bigger monitor.LordEC911

I agree with this.
Ditch the 7950, no point at your resolution, get the 7850 and save a little more money and get a nice 21-24inch monitor so you can game at 1920x1200/1080.

It sounds like you may not be in the US, so this may not relate to your situation, but a 7950 is around $300-$350 here and a 7850 can be found for $150-$175 after savings. You can get a decent 20-24inch monitor for $150-$200 now which is basically what you would save from going with a 7850.

+1

Also makes sense to go for an AMD GPU there's some crazy deals going on with upto 3 free games, most of them being recent releases.