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Old July 5, 2009, 01:11 PM
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Hey there HWC,

EDIT: Just to make it short I have $550 - $850 to buy a new CPU, CPU COOLER, MOHTERBOARD, and RAM. Details Below.

I am going to be replacing my motherboard, processor, and RAM - going to be using it in a build for a friends, and with the money I make, I'm upgrading my system. I will put the parts I'm keeping in green, and the ones I'm selling in red

This is what I have right now:

Case: Antec 1200
CPU: AMD Phenom 9950 BE @ 3.3
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster V8
Motherboard: Biostar TA790GX AM2+
RAM: G.Skill 8GB DDRII Pc2-6400 (5-5-5-15) 1.8v - 1.9v
GPU: Sapphire 4870x2 w/ Artic Cooling Accelero XTREME
PSU: PC Power and Cooling 750w Quad-SLI/Fire

Along with some other stuff, he'll pay me $550. So take that, see what you can come up with - with the $550, and than, also have some fun and add maybe... $250 more.

Ill need a Mobo, Processor, CPU cooler, and RAM. Remember, if picking RAM thats going to be 1066MHz, 1600MHz, 2000MHz, etc, make sure the mobo can use it.

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Old July 5, 2009, 01:28 PM
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i would use the mobo u have, and a 720BE unlocked coupled with OCZ Vendetta 2. No point picking out better RAM. And add other 4870X2 :)
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Old July 5, 2009, 03:09 PM
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I'd go i7. NCIX.com - Buy NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Core i7 920 D0 Stepping CPU & Mushkin HP3-12800 6GB CL 9-9-9-24 - 920-6GB In Canada. for your CPU and RAM, grab an EVGA X58 LE, NCIX.com - Buy EVGA X58 SLI LE ATX LGA1366 DDR3 4PCIE-16 PCI-E1 1PCI SATA2 Sound Dual GBLAN 1394 Motherboard - 141-BL-E757-TR In Canada. and run stock until you can grab a good HSF.
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That motherboard wont hate my 4870x2? lol
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Old July 5, 2009, 06:55 PM
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I dont see how it could hate your 4870x2.

It would be 100% compatible. I second going i7 if you can afford it. otheriwise get a nice q9650 or a phenom 2 955 or something and go nuts.
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Old July 5, 2009, 11:07 PM
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i7 920, or Phenom II 955?
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Old July 5, 2009, 11:40 PM
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920....You'll be glad you did!.....:-)
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920 if your cash lets you? ( or wife\husband which every it is ha ha )
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Old July 6, 2009, 01:32 PM
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920 if your cash lets you? ( or wife\husband which every it is ha ha )
So all around (gaming, multitasking, etc. etc.), the i7 is better? Thats what I've heard thus far. Whats the best air-cooler I can slap on that thing?
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Old July 6, 2009, 01:45 PM
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Here's AkG's comparo list from his last review. From his Q6600 numbers, the TRUE should be about comparable to the V10. I'd be picking the Megahalem myself.
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