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Windows 7: Looking to buy new motherboard & cpu & RAM

20 Feb 2013   #11
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I would get the AMD FX-6300 I linked to over the FX-4300....and it's only $20 more for a 6 core processor.


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20 Feb 2013   #12
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

I would liked to get a 6300 series, since it would maybe help with my slow compiling and emulating wp apps. However I think I will stick with the 4300 series since it's already past my budget and it will work ok.

I was looking at motherboards which is something I don't quite know enough about, but what's the incentive to buy MSI 970A-G46 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - Newegg.com $80 vs ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - Newegg.com $120.00
Or maybe even a cheaper motherboard?
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20 Feb 2013   #13
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I understand where you are coming from, but if you save up just a few more bucks, you will get quite a bit more performance. Buy once, cry once.
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20 Feb 2013   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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20 Feb 2013   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Personally I like the i5 3570K and it is well priced.
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20 Feb 2013   #16
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

To be honest guys..

He will not notice any difference whatsoever from the chip he picked from AMD, and an i5 or i7.
I've got a really good reasoning for this. He will not buy two CPU's therefore will never be able to compare both of them side by side with branding. Both chips will perform greatly. None of the chips are garbage and neither will have horrible performance.

Think about it yourself.

If you sat in a room with 4 computers. And you were told to perform basic tasks in them. Up to gaming. WITHOUT any tools that can show you the progressive performance, and THEN you were told to say which one performed better, would you be able to answer without knowing if it came from Intel or AMD? Or what specific CPU the computer is using?

Perhaps if you were a supernatural being, or have OCD with computer processing speed, you would. But even so, you would not be able to say one computer is less capable than the other.
But a regular user? One who is being confused by the whole AMD VS Intel fad? Nah. Any of the chips will blow away his current set up, and he WILL notice that.

The CPU he picked, even if cheap, even if AMD or Intel. Is not a bad choice. It is not a regrettable decision specially if he picks a socket carefully that gives him an upgrade path. Having an upgrade path is the most important thing when building a computer. Even more important than buying the best CPU out there at the moment. It might be 2011 socket and pull 45GHZ, but if it's about to be phased out, then you will run out of luck when you need to upgrade.

That is just my opinion of course, and what -I- consider to be the most important factor when building a custom PC. Be smart, pick smart, buy smart.
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20 Feb 2013   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm not supernatural but I can definitely notice a difference in performance between AMD and Intel. I have both running. Everything on the AMD rig is very slow from opening MS word or Photoshop to running CCleaner. I needn't bring up the AMD takes about 2 minutes to reboot.

From a former AMD addict.
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20 Feb 2013   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The socket question is interesting since they seem to change sockets as fast as the socks. On the other hand, mobos are usually a lot cheaper than CPUs - unless you want a mobo with a lot of bells and whistles. So a mobo is relatively easy (price wise) to replace.
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20 Feb 2013   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes well FWIW I agree with Erick re the 2011 socket and what he says re the buy smart - after all this machine is going to have to last for a couple of years at least and as long as he is happy with the performance well alls well. By the same token it would be a shame to get stuff like I did with my Sandy Bridge and wish afterwards I had gone a few dollars more.
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20 Feb 2013   #20
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Anybody should be able to tell the difference between the FX-4300 he picked out and an Intel Core i5/i7.......even in the most basic of tasks. I was simply persuading him to get the FX-6300 over the 4300 because what he is doing CAN benefit from the extra cores, and it's just $20 more.

In the end, nobody can decide what he will be happy with except for him. All we can do is give reasonable recommendations that blends what he needs with what his budget is.
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