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yet another upgrade thread

#1Morph33nPosted 9/17/2013 6:15:40 PM
I'm looking to upgrade some stuff in my PC. My 660ti is fine and everything else beside my HDD and CPU. I was thinking of getting an SSD however the CPU seems like it.may be a better investment to do. I have and AMD Phenom x4 965 BE right now.and want to upgrade to something intel based I'm thinking. I know I will need a new mobo as well. My question is should I go with thw Haswell nonsense or whatever 'x'bridge that came before it. I'm thinking of around a 500 budget or so depending on the deals I could find. Any suggestions?
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/17/2013 6:38:03 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14RLD

No real reason to spend more unless you need stuff like an i7 (then get 4770K) or 8 RAM sticks and 4 way graphics cards (then get an LGA 2011 motherboard and Ivy Bridge-E CPU)
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#3Morph33n(Topic Creator)Posted 9/18/2013 2:32:07 PM
Would that be a significant improvement? I'm wanting to run multiple virtual machines as well as multibox in the near future. Have not tried it too much with the current get up but I'm assuming an upgrade is in order anyway.
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#42Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/18/2013 2:43:15 PM
The 4670K will be a significant upgrade but I'm not sure if getting an i7 would help when running virtual machines. If it does getting a 4770K is still within your budget and the 4670K and 4770K use the same motherboard.
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#5Morph33n(Topic Creator)Posted 9/18/2013 6:59:28 PM
May go with the i5 unless I happen to change my mind. Could you reccomend a water cooler along with it?
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#62Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/18/2013 8:00:35 PM
Morph33n posted...
May go with the i5 unless I happen to change my mind. Could you reccomend a water cooler along with it?


Well I've never personally used one but something like the Corsair H100i would bee a good place to start. It's one of the more popular ones and isn't very expensive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032
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#7Loserman15Posted 9/18/2013 8:39:27 PM
Ick, why buy a 99$ water cooler when you can buy an i7 for the same price and overclock it to 4.5ghz and be just fine on the stock cooler. (I did it.)
#8urtvPosted 9/18/2013 8:42:18 PM
sure you can use the stock cooler as long as you dont mind the temp and noise
#92Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/18/2013 8:43:00 PM
Loserman15 posted...
Ick, why buy a 99$ water cooler when you can buy an i7 for the same price and overclock it to 4.5ghz and be just fine on the stock cooler. (I did it.)


The stock cooler isn't meant to overclock with. What kind of temps are you getting?
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#10Morph33n(Topic Creator)Posted 9/18/2013 9:30:45 PM
I won't use the stock cooler at all. On my Phenom I have the Hyper 212 (+ I believe) but would like a water cooled solution this time around until I feel like messing with a full loop.
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