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Old 02-06-11, 03:49 PM   #13
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Sorry for my Lack of Knowledge on the subject, but, if I can upgrade, all that, for the same price wouldn't it make more sense? As well as, would that motherboard support the I7 series?
if you can afford it, it generally is better. The CPUs are pretty equal, but the amd is slightly better. The AMD has 6 cores, which will help later on in games, and it allows you to upgrade later. 775 is almost dead now, there aren't many options now a days, and since its dying out most of the CPUs are expensive since there aren't that many being made.

It would not support the i7, because it's an AMD CPU compatible. Intel makes the i3/5/7 series.
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Old 02-06-11, 04:21 PM   #14
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I was satisfied with my E8400, but in your opinion, I should go with the AMD? Basically just get that whole package, for $350 Maybe $400. Then Get the 560 or 570.

P.S. I only have Windows Xp 32 Bit, I was considering 64 Bit, but I want to get Windows 7, as well, Would Windows 7 run all the XP stuff I have right now, programs, game, ect. I know ultimate should, but what about Professional.

(This is a bit off topic, but it's all works out in the end to help me get a 500 Series Card)
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Old 02-06-11, 04:29 PM   #15
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Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium is a fantastic OS. It has very few compatibility issues with games and other programs, so I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.

Your assessment sounds about right. Spend $50-100 on RAM (4 or 8GB), spend $100 on a nice motherboard, and spend $200 on a Phenom II X6 1090T. $400 will get you a lot right now. Couple that with a GTX 560 or 570, and you will be set.
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Old 02-06-11, 04:34 PM   #16
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All I needed to know, Thanks guys for all your help. One final Question, I'm from Canada, can I order from Newegg? Or do I have to go to Tiger Direct.
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Old 02-06-11, 04:43 PM   #17
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I was satisfied with my E8400, but in your opinion, I should go with the AMD? Basically just get that whole package, for $350 Maybe $400. Then Get the 560 or 570.

P.S. I only have Windows Xp 32 Bit, I was considering 64 Bit, but I want to get Windows 7, as well, Would Windows 7 run all the XP stuff I have right now, programs, game, ect. I know ultimate should, but what about Professional.

(This is a bit off topic, but it's all works out in the end to help me get a 500 Series Card)
I think the whole AMD upgrade/new build is the better way to go, not with the single CPU.

If you're willing to go $400, scrap that ram, and get this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

8 GB will be better than 6. Maybe not now, but later for sure.

Also, Windows 7 generally is more compatible with Xp than vista was. So definitely windows 7. There is also a thing called XP mode in certain Windows 7 versions. It is in the Pro and the Ultimate version. Basically XP virtualization. So get either the Pro or the Ultimate. And you HAVE to go with x64 because of the 6/8 GB or ram.

So yea. Should be a very nice upgrade from the e8400
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All I needed to know, Thanks guys for all your help. One final Question, I'm from Canada, can I order from Newegg? Or do I have to go to Tiger Direct.
Yes, right here:

http://www.newegg.ca/

Damn, the prices seem to be more than the American version. The CPU is $40 more. That's not good. :/
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Why not wait a month for sandy bridge to be fixed? Then just after that Bulldozer will be out. It's stupid to do an upgrade like that right now imo.
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Why not wait a month for sandy bridge to be fixed? Then just after that Bulldozer will be out. It's stupid to do an upgrade like that right now imo.
^He's right.

Wait a bit, and get a Sandy Bridge.
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Why not wait a month for sandy bridge to be fixed? Then just after that Bulldozer will be out. It's stupid to do an upgrade like that right now imo.
Well, Im at the pipelines right now, so I won't be home for another month and a half anyway. So, what would be the big deal about this Sandy Bridge, as well, as price wise.
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Well, Im at the pipelines right now, so I won't be home for another month and a half anyway. So, what would be the big deal about this Sandy Bridge, as well, as price wise.
Well, the 2500K which is in the same price range as the 1090t is much, faster than it. Best bang for your buck right now.
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Well, Im at the pipelines right now, so I won't be home for another month and a half anyway. So, what would be the big deal about this Sandy Bridge, as well, as price wise.
Well the 2500k would be the thing you buy, as that's the best value for the money. That is like $20 more than what the 1090T is. It is MUCH faster than the 1090T.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

With a different mobo as well. And RAM might have to change, depending on the Mobo type.
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Well, the 2500K which is in the same price range as the 1090t is much, faster than it. Best bang for your buck right now.
Well that settles it, I'll just re price everything in a month or so from now. I'll be back! I'm going to assume you guys will be on in a month or so haha, with all your high post counts.
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