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    Suggestions For New Build

    First things first Im just wanting to upgrade my CPU, motherboard, and ram. I have everything else I need. Right now Im running a Q6600 on an ASUS board with 4GB Ram.

    Here is what I use my computer for:
    TONS of HD video ripping and encoding and lots of RAR and UNRAR of very large files.
    Watch Blurays
    Play an occasional game, maybe 6 times a month.

    Mainly what Im wanting is something thats going to rip through my applications (ripping, UNRAR, RAR, etc) like crazy. I dont have a preference on AMD or Intel. Ive had both over the years and Im not loyal to one. I just dont want to spend a ton of money and want something thats a good bang for the buck.


    Id love to hear everyones suggestions. If you need more information Ill provide whatever you need Ive just been out of the loop lately and need to know whats best for me.

    TIA

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    what's your budget ?

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    Wthout knowing how much you want to spend... Video editing, look at the Intel I7 cpu and go with at least 16 gb or ram. Finding a mobo that will accompany both isn't too hard and with the price of ram it shouldn't cost too much.

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    Id like to keep it around $400 for the budget. $500 max. Would the 8 core AMD processor be better for my use than an i7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJC05 View Post
    Id like to keep it around $400 for the budget. $500 max. Would the 8 core AMD processor be better for my use than an i7?
    an I7 will generally be faster from what i have read, are you going to be overclocking the CPU

    $400 budget will be tight.

    you can get 16GB of ram for about $80 nowadays, a 3770K CPU is about $359 or so, a mobo is going to run from say, $120 up to $350

    the 3770K will overclock and has hyperthreading as well, maybe a 2600K would be somewhat cheaper but will use more electricity.

    is yo 6600 overclocked yet, they usually overclock well mine goes to about 3.6Ghz if i push it hard, 3.2 should be easy with hardly any voltage increase.

    i am wanting to upgrade my PC in my signature as well, but can't really afford it right now, plus i was hoping for a 6 or 8 core intel CPU based system, but the cheapest 6 core runs about $550 nowadays
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    I'm also working on a new build.. here's what I've come up with so far from newegg.com
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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    ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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    $149.99
    EVGA 01G-P3-N988-TR GeForce 9800 GT HDMI 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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    $79.99 -$20.00 Instant $59.99
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
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    $129.99 -$40.00 Instant $89.99
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
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    $229.99
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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    But this is for an entire system.. the mobo, ram, and cpu are roughly $430.. you could go to 16g g.skill sniper gaming series 2133 but it would be $80 more taking the total to just over $500.

    G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBSR
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    $129.99

    You could spend a lot more going to the i7 CPU but from what I've read, you're not getting bang for the buck. I could be wrong, if anyone has another opinion, your response would be greatly appreciated. I'm about to pull the trigger on ordering 3 of these systems for the office. My gaming machine is similar, just with an SSD and a beafier graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJC05 View Post
    First things first Im just wanting to upgrade my CPU, motherboard, and ram. I have everything else I need. Right now Im running a Q6600 on an ASUS board with 4GB Ram.

    Here is what I use my computer for:
    TONS of HD video ripping and encoding and lots of RAR and UNRAR of very large files.
    Watch Blurays
    Play an occasional game, maybe 6 times a month.

    Mainly what Im wanting is something thats going to rip through my applications (ripping, UNRAR, RAR, etc) like crazy. I dont have a preference on AMD or Intel. Ive had both over the years and Im not loyal to one. I just dont want to spend a ton of money and want something thats a good bang for the buck.


    Id love to hear everyones suggestions. If you need more information Ill provide whatever you need Ive just been out of the loop lately and need to know whats best for me.

    TIA
    What did you end up with.?

    My rig seems to be getting some BSOD lately. I pulled one stick of ram and its been staying up and running.
    I do the same as you. Large Rar files ripping and such.
    Looking for the best speed for this task. Buget that same as you.

    My current build in my sig.
    Main rig-AMD AM3 Phenom II 965,Asus M478T-E, 4gb DDR3 1600 ram, Intel Series 320 SSD 120gig, Velociraptor 300 gig, WD Blk 1tb deep storage, Sata Cd & DVD drives
    HomeServer-AMD 4600x2, Soltek 939 mb 2 gig Ram, 74 Gig Raptor, 500 gig WD Green storage

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    Mmmm i just recommend you to purchase Dual-core is a standard today anything above 2GHz should be sufficient for a decent experience at least 2GB ram is again - the minimum this is not official though if you have this you will be able to customize your graphics via the Options menu 1GB of video ram.
    Last edited by Paul11; 07-12-14 at 02:32 AM.

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