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Windows 7: [Upgrade] Time for some new parts.

23 Oct 2011   #1
a5hm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
[Upgrade] Time for some new parts.

Hi it's time for me to be upgrading my pc. I am looking to upgrade the following components

* Ram
*Motherboard
*Hard Drive(s)

I would like to keep my AMD cpu as it seems to meet criteria of the games i play, My graphics card is running smooth and does ok for it's self for the time being, But this will be upgraded to a 6870 in time to come. I would also like to stay on the AMD side of hardware.

The problem is i don't know what i should look for in a motherboard. Also the same with ram, with boards i've looked at and ram ranging from 1666mhz the MOBO requires OCing.

Anyhow i would really appreciate any help in trying to find these parts as my main concern is Battlefield 3, it ran perfect on high but i just wanna give it the extra boost to ultra. I'm hopefully trying to keep a price range of 100-150. Thank you for reading and any help concerning.


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23 Oct 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

There is no system that will run bf3 perfectly on ultra.
It runs fine on high on my own system which is terribly outdated. (minus a somewhat recently upgraded graphics card)

I have never heard of something 'requiring overclocking' such a thing would be absolutely ridiculous.

Some things that might be useful in getting suggestions though.
What is more important for your hard drives, speed or storage space?


My honest opinion is you should just keep the ram you have for now, or just replace with 8 gigs of the same.
Your biggest hold up is you are using a 32inch display.
This is going to make graphics all the more picky.
I personally have access to a 42inch display but actually use my little 24 inch asus as it seems to render cleaner.
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23 Oct 2011   #3
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

how would a 32" 1080p display differ from a 24" 1080p display?
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23 Oct 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Size of the pixels primarily.
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23 Oct 2011   #5
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Surley a smaller display wth the same resolution would be more gpu intensive as it has to pack the same amount of detail into smaller pixels.
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23 Oct 2011   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just used these on mine (actually the EVO version, which I can't find in the UK at the moment),

Asus M5A97 PRO 970 AM3 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard | Ebuyer.com

Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Blu Memory.. | Ebuyer.com

and have been very happy with it so far.
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23 Oct 2011   #7
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
Surley a smaller display wth the same resolution would be more gpu intensive as it has to pack the same amount of detail into smaller pixels.
Tell me you didn't just say that...

If anything, a smaller display would tend to use a lower resolution, thus less pixels and less work for the videocard. But then, with today's astronomical fillrates it doesn't seem to make much difference anymore except with extremely demanding games...
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23 Oct 2011   #8
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

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23 Oct 2011   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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23 Oct 2011   #10
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

[QUOTE=a5hm;1627730].The problem is i don't know what i should look for in a motherboard. Also the same with ram, with boards i've looked at and ram ranging from 1666mhz the MOBO requires OCing.QUOTE]

All that means it the CPU on supports 1333MHz ram speed. This means that to run you ram at 1600MHz you will need to overclock the Bus to reach that speed.
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