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  1. #1
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    Advice on my new build

    Hey guys, have not logged here in a few years, looking for some advice on a new build.

    Currently running:

    Athlon XP 3800+
    2.7g DDR
    Gigabyte K8NSC-939 (Yeah, OLD!)
    ATI Radeon 3850HD (Im pretty sure thats what it is)

    Its obviously time for a new setup. Most of the main components I will keep.

    HDD, Tower, Keyboard, Monitor etc...will all stay the same. So I really just need to upgrade CPU, Mobo, Gfx card and Ram.

    This is what I was thinking, let me know what you guys think.

    CPU - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115074

    Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128538

    Gfx - MSI R7750-PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7750 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127665

    RAM, I can find cheap with no issues.

    My question to you guys is, would this work? Is the Video card compatible with the Mobo? I read somewhere for PCIe the CPU needs to be 22nm, true?

    Im not looking for the fastest PC and would like to stay on the cheaper side. Something that will carry me for the next few years like this PC currently has. Maybe play a new game here and there, like the new Diablo or something.


    Thanks guys!

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    Re: Advice on my new build

    "My question to you guys is, would this work? Is the Video card compatible with the Mobo? I read somewhere for PCIe the CPU needs to be 22nm, true?"

    Yes it will work on that motherboard, just it will run at something less then PCIe 3.0
    Maybe, but current Sandy Bridge-E is 32nm I think and can turn on PCI Express 3.0 or part of it.

    General-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU) video encoding with stuff like Media Espresso will be about 24% faster with PCIe 3.0, games will run about the same with current PCIe 3.0 running Sandy Bridge-E. Which I read at this link...
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...Review/1458/14

    About PCIe 3.0 http://www.pcisig.com/news_room/faqs/pcie3.0_faq/

    That build your showing will be nice, but you could spend a little more to get a K CPU (unlocked multiplier) and high end CPU cooler so you could overclock for more MHz. Something like the Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072 for $30 more or the Intel Core i5-2550K without integrated graphics http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115230 . Noctua NH-D14 or CORSAIR H100 CPU coolers at around $100.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181017

    Intel even sell overclocking insurance plan for $20 I don't think it is needed, but is cool.
    My AMD XP-M been overclocked at 1.85V and turn down to 1.8V now for a long time and still going.

    Super PI 1.5 8mil 0h 3m 28.815s checksum 8DEFE50D

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    Re: Advice on my new build

    Quote Originally Posted by o0five0o View Post
    Hey guys, have not logged here in a few years, looking for some advice on a new build.

    Currently running:

    Athlon XP 3800+
    2.7g DDR
    Gigabyte K8NSC-939 (Yeah, OLD!)
    ATI Radeon 3850HD (Im pretty sure thats what it is)

    Its obviously time for a new setup. Most of the main components I will keep.

    HDD, Tower, Keyboard, Monitor etc...will all stay the same. So I really just need to upgrade CPU, Mobo, Gfx card and Ram.

    This is what I was thinking, let me know what you guys think.

    CPU - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115074

    Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128538

    Gfx - MSI R7750-PMD1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7750 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127665

    RAM, I can find cheap with no issues.

    My question to you guys is, would this work? Is the Video card compatible with the Mobo? I read somewhere for PCIe the CPU needs to be 22nm, true?

    Im not looking for the fastest PC and would like to stay on the cheaper side. Something that will carry me for the next few years like this PC currently has. Maybe play a new game here and there, like the new Diablo or something.


    Thanks guys!
    Get the i5 2500k if you want bang for your buck!

    Biostar has the cheapest quality Z77 motherboards followed by AS Rock.
    Asus + Gigabyte are both overpricing.

    You need a Radeon 7850 or Geforce 560 Ti 448 minimum if you expect to play Direct X11.1 games or newer @ 1080p resolution. 7750 is junk.

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