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Windows 7: Upgrading from Phenom II x6 1100T

18 Feb 2014   #1
samtronswt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Upgrading from Phenom II x6 1100T

So I'm looking to upgrade from that processor to something that will future proof me for a bit of a longer time.

Current Specs are:

AMD Phenom II x6 1100T @OC 3.8Ghz
8gb Ram
R9 280x
Antec 650 Watt HD
Asus M5A99X Evo Motherboard

Was thinking about switching to intel and buying both a new motherboard and cpu.

Wanting to keep the same video card as above, whats my best bet for something strictly made for gaming?

I was thinking a 4770K with a motherboard? I know a 4670K is equivalent in most games as of now but how much longer will it be equivalent? Is it worth shelling out the more money for the 4770k?


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18 Feb 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

If you're going to upgrade to Intel and you have your mind set on Haswell then go i7 and factor in a great aftermarket cooler along with a proper mobo.
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18 Feb 2014   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I like this highly reviewed and praised MSI mobo but of course Gigabyte, ASUS an ASRock all have fine boards as does EVGA.

Newegg.com - MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI Intel Motherboard

Then try this upgraded RAM, I just bought and running these very sticks and they are crazy good and a great value !

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820313325

Like duh.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116901


But then the cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018

or sealed water if your case will allow?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106220
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19 Feb 2014   #4
samtronswt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just want to add, the AMD FX 9370 is only 220$ on sale right now. How does that compare to a 4770k.
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19 Feb 2014   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well it saves you a mobo ! And overclocks like a freak'n beast but the 4770k is still a better chip not the gap is relatively narrow and in some programs the 8 cores can help. If I were you I'd pound that 8 core with a huge sealed water and call it a day !
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19 Feb 2014   #6
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Well it saves you a mobo ! And overclocks like a freak'n beast but the 4770k is still a better chip not the gap is relatively narrow and in some programs the 8 cores can help. If I were you I'd pound that 8 core with a huge sealed water and call it a day !
I love my 8 core, and yes, water cooling is a must with the 9370. Reusing the mother board is a plus if it is able to support the 9370. Not every board can support them. If it can, the 9370 sounds like a win-win!
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