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Build Advice LGA 775 --->??? Upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bloodburgers, 16 Jan 2013.

  1. Bloodburgers

    Bloodburgers Minimodder

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    My system is looking a little long in to the tooth now and i am looking at upgrading my entire system save my hdd.

    I really mainly use my system for gaming which goes through to my 40" tv.

    I know at the moment Intel cpus are a head of AMD but i am looking for value for money but bearing in mind my pc use is pretty singular I don't need to add extraneous bells and whistles i am not going to use.

    I primarily use AMD GPU's (mainly out of habit and the fact for my price range they seem to be the most competitive.)

    I couldn't honestly tell you whether the majority of my games are Nvidia biased or AMD.

    I also have very little desire to use a multi gpu set up so having tons of PCIE slots is not necessary.

    I have to take the plunge as a complete overhaul is the only real option.
     
  2. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    Would you consider a mini-itx build? You can get a Bit-Fenix Prodigy, decent socket 1155 mobo, throw an I3-3220 CPU in there and an AMD 7850 without breaking the bank and it'll look cool sitting next to your TV with the rest of your AV setup. Quite a capable gaming machine, too. You can re-use your modular PSU for this as well.

    You can also stick something like a 3570k in there if you want the high end gaming and OC'ing power and don't mind the price.
     
  3. Bloodburgers

    Bloodburgers Minimodder

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    i have been mulling it over i like the Silverstone HTPC cases like the LC16 or maybe a Sugo. Have already used LC16 for a build i didn't for my dad.

    It would also be nice to get rid of my Stacker 830 case which takes up much space.
     
  4. atc95

    atc95 I have the upgrade bug!

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    I would say intel is your best bet but I would wait until socket 1150 (haswell). Although there is marginal performance benefit over ivy bridge it means when you come to a similar situation in the future there will be something to upgrade to. +1 on Neogumbercules as a 7850 is the best mid range card by a mille (if you are looking at a small htpc style case you can get low profile ones as well).
     
  5. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Where have you heard this? (Not that I'm doubting - just that Haswell is probably going to be my next upgrade and I'm eager for information!)
     
  6. atc95

    atc95 I have the upgrade bug!

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    There was a leaked data sheet with all the new names which were basically 0.1 ghz higher compared to the ivy bridge equivalent. It was an article a while back I think.

    Edit:found it
     
  7. Bloodburgers

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  8. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    That would be a capable system for sure. Gonna upgrade the GPU or stick with your current?
     

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