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Topic Title: YAFU (Yet Another Flipping Upgrade)
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Created On: 06/17/2009 09:43 PM
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 06/17/2009 09:43 PM
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Ebola Bob
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What do you guys think:

AM3
AM2+ board
as much memory as possible DDR2

It is purely a games rig.

What recommendations do you have ?

Would you wait for the next gen boards? I mean after AM3
 06/17/2009 10:13 PM
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I my self would NOT wait. The DDR 2 setup is cheap as they come.

The power I have now I think will keep me quite happy for at least 2 to 3 years yet.

There is NO gain of any kind going to DDR 3 in terms of games and real world performance.

Ill tell ya the same thing I tell my clients.

Build to fill your needs and wants for the next 3 to 4 years. Year from now tech will have changed so much upgrades wont be a cost effective option lol.

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 06/18/2009 01:09 PM
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Thanks for the reply dude

So if I was to get a am3 cpu 940, 945, 955 as there only looks to be about £30 between all of them,

Could anyone recommend a good board? I only stuck another 400Hz to my current 939 4400 x2 so I am not going to clock the pins off it.
 06/18/2009 01:16 PM
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my board of choice

I use the 940 BE with it and run a full time 265x14 = 3.7 Ghz with 8 gig DDR 2 1066 @ 1056 overclock.

Amazing speed and power.

Don't think I would recommend a DDR 3 setup yet. Cost is far to high and there is utterly no benefit in doing so.

When you pick graphics

Give me your budget for GPU so I can recommend a good one for ya.

Memory what I use and just rocks I use 2 sets of them for 8 gig total.

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4 GB DDR 3 1600 @ 1688 Mhz 7 7 7 24 T1 2688 Mhz NB
2x 1 TB WD Sata III 64 mb cache HDD,s raid 0
2x 5870 HD @ 1015/1300 Asus reference
Dual OS win 7 x64 ultimate & win 7 x32 Ultimate (bench os)
 06/18/2009 05:49 PM
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Nice one! Is that water cooled? dont tell me that is on air only!

Are there any new boards to recommend?

I have a 285 I bought a couple of months ago which works a treat
 06/18/2009 06:47 PM
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all air cooled

285 GTX will be a great choice, I love mine.

DFI , ASUS , MSI , ASROCK all make very nice 790 GX FX based boards with 750 south bridge.

Check over them all and find what looks best to you.

NOT a fan of gigabyte , foxconn or any of the other cheaper brand boards

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2x 1 TB WD Sata III 64 mb cache HDD,s raid 0
2x 5870 HD @ 1015/1300 Asus reference
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 06/18/2009 06:51 PM
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Thanks for all your time and info

I cant wait lol
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