Upgrading my pc

vincentvalentine

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Specs:

CPU: AMD FX-6350
GPU: 970 Asus
PS: 750w
Motherboard: Asrock 970 Extreme4
RAM: 16GB

I would like to upgrade to an FX8350 or even higher not sure if my motherboard can handle it.
 

WildCard999

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You could upgrade now to that 8-core now or, if possible, wait till this Fall when AMD Zen should be released. It should be an improvement over the current FX chips and will utilize DDR4 RAM.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/new-product/pc-components/amd-zen-processor-release-date-price-specs-features-3643552/
 

Geekwad

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If you can stretch just beyond that €300 limit, then this would be a much MUCH more substantial upgrade than going with a current 8core FX offering:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€263.40 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E34 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€46.11 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €309.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Keeps your same RAM and all, has 8 threads, and won't have to worry about overclocking an FX8core on a 970 board (not ideal), or beefier cooling to make it worth it. Good gamer too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usvHezHmCJ4
 

vincentvalentine

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Just wondering, is it possible to use an intel processor on my MB?
 

Geekwad

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That's a nice board too, but it's also made for Intel processors only.....and only chips that work with the 1151 'socket'. This would be the current Skylake processors, or the upcoming Kaby Lake processors. This board would also require DDR4 RAM (different than you're using now).

Really for the money, and considering you already have 16Gb of RAM, the Intel 1231v3 can't be beat. If you can justify spending a bit more, then a nicer board to go with the 1231v3 would be a good move.....then after that start investing in more GPU.

You could get a board for the 1231v3 that would support two GPUs and get a second GTX 970 for an affordable upgrade, or get one (or two) 1070's or 1080's. A 1231v3 would be just fine with all of that.
 

vincentvalentine

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Alright so, this is what i got so far..

I3 4330 with asus z87-k MB 100€
I7 4820k, have to find a MB for this 150€
I5 4460 100€

I only want to game the shit out of this

What should i do?
 

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