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    Hi I saw a deal for AMD Phenom II 1100T Black Edition Six Core 3.30GHz Processor for $200 and while my amd x2 dual core 5600+ is good I was wondering if I got this A) worth it for $200? B) what MOBO will I have to buy to support it? (please list a couple if applicable)

    my mobo now is kind of crappy no name one. I would like a new mobo to be able to handle 2 graphics cards at once, I have a nvidia 9800 gtx+ right now.


    finally I have vista....if I get a new processor and mobo should I also step up and get win 7 64 bit? where does this fall in terms of total costs?

    Thanks!


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    Asus Crosshair IV Formula MOBO
    AMD Phenom II x6 1055T 2.8GHz Processor
    Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333
    NVIDIA 9800 GTX+ Video Card
    300GB 7200RPM HD (on deck for replacement)
    OCZ600SXS PSU
    Win 7 64Bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny5 View Post
    Hi I saw a deal for AMD Phenom II 1100T Black Edition Six Core 3.30GHz Processor for $200 and while my amd x2 dual core 5600+ is good I was wondering if I got this A) worth it for $200? B) what MOBO will I have to buy to support it? (please list a couple if applicable)

    my mobo now is kind of crappy no name one. I would like a new mobo to be able to handle 2 graphics cards at once, I have a nvidia 9800 gtx+ right now.


    finally I have vista....if I get a new processor and mobo should I also step up and get win 7 64 bit? where does this fall in terms of total costs?

    Thanks!
    The new mobo if you go AMD is only going to be able to support Dual AMD cards or a single Nvidia.

    That said a budget is a much better place to start than you say a single processor on sale and its 200 bucks. That might be a good deal for you and it might not. If you go with that CPU you will need an AM3 motherboard and DDR3 memory. If you do that you can probably get away with the 9800 GTX for a few months until you can save up more or you can budget enough to upgrade the GPU. If you do that you MIGHT need a PSU depending on your current one.

    Big list of ifs and maybes.

    and god yes, budget permitting, get win 7 64.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny5 View Post
    Hi I saw a deal for AMD Phenom II 1100T Black Edition Six Core 3.30GHz Processor for $200 and while my amd x2 dual core 5600+ is good I was wondering if I got this A) worth it for $200? B) what MOBO will I have to buy to support it? (please list a couple if applicable)

    my mobo now is kind of crappy no name one. I would like a new mobo to be able to handle 2 graphics cards at once, I have a nvidia 9800 gtx+ right now.


    finally I have vista....if I get a new processor and mobo should I also step up and get win 7 64 bit? where does this fall in terms of total costs?

    Thanks!
    You will need an AM3 MOBO for the PhIIx6, preferably one with the 890 chipset (for turbo core support). I would definitely get Windows 7 64 bit, and that will cost you $99 (for home premium OEM). All in all though it comes down to how much you are willing to spend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick494 View Post
    The new mobo if you go AMD is only going to be able to support Dual AMD cards or a single Nvidia.

    That said a budget is a much better place to start than you say a single processor on sale and its 200 bucks. That might be a good deal for you and it might not. If you go with that CPU you will need an AM3 motherboard and DDR3 memory. If you do that you can probably get away with the 9800 GTX for a few months until you can save up more or you can budget enough to upgrade the GPU. If you do that you MIGHT need a PSU depending on your current one.

    Big list of ifs and maybes.
    overtired from work question, is there a way to check my PSU specs without opening the case?

    and its not the stock one, I had to replace it and I think off the top of my head its 750w
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny5 View Post
    overtired from work question, is there a way to check my PSU specs without opening the case?
    not really no.

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    I was wrong.

    OCZ600sxs is the model number, is that the info you were looking for about PSU?

    I could spend about 400 and I will not be replacing the graphics card yet. Would that get me a proc/mobo? I think I can get a deal on win 7 64 from my college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny5 View Post
    I was wrong.

    OCZ600sxs is the model number, is that the info you were looking for about PSU?

    I could spend about 400 and I will not be replacing the graphics card yet. Would that get me a proc/mobo? I think I can get a deal on win 7 64 from my college.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.591989

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.548058

    the first one is pretty good if you can stretch the budget to include win 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakha View Post
    You will need an AM3 MOBO for the PhIIx6, preferably one with the 890 chipset (for turbo core support). I would definitely get Windows 7 64 bit, and that will cost you $99 (for home premium OEM). All in all though it comes down to how much you are willing to spend.
    an AM3 processor will work fine in an AM2+ (DDR2) motherboard as long as there is BIOS support for it. I've seen 3+ year old motherboards support the latest AM3 cpus with a bios update, pretty much anything with a 600 or newer series
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirPent View Post
    an AM3 processor will work fine in an AM2+ (DDR2) motherboard as long as there is BIOS support for it. I've seen 3+ year old motherboards support the latest AM3 cpus with a bios update, pretty much anything with a 600 or newer series
    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say his board is probably AM2 or AM and not AM2+ and pairing a 6 core CPU with DDR2 is meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick494 View Post
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.591989

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.548058

    the first one is pretty good if you can stretch the budget to include win 7
    judging by your suggestions my psu is not strong enough to handle the processor from my original post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny5 View Post
    Hi I saw a deal for AMD Phenom II 1100T Black Edition Six Core 3.30GHz Processor for $200 and while my amd x2 dual core 5600+ is good I was wondering if I got this A) worth it for $200? B) what MOBO will I have to buy to support it? (please list a couple if applicable)

    my mobo now is kind of crappy no name one. I would like a new mobo to be able to handle 2 graphics cards at once, I have a nvidia 9800 gtx+ right now.


    finally I have vista....if I get a new processor and mobo should I also step up and get win 7 64 bit? where does this fall in terms of total costs?

    Thanks!
    Win 7 64 bit should be your first priority here. Seriously, so much better than that craptastic Vista. Even without any hardware changes, you'll likely to notice a performance increase. Win 7 64 (or even 32 for that matter) is a way^infinity better gaming OS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitaee View Post
    Win 7 64 bit should be your first priority here. Seriously, so much better than that craptastic Vista. Even without any hardware changes, you'll likely to notice a performance increase. Win 7 64 (or even 32 for that matter) is a way^infinity better gaming OS
    Correct me but don't I need a 64bit mobo for win 7 64 to run right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny5 View Post
    Correct me but don't I need a 64bit mobo for win 7 64 to run right?
    you already have one. There aren't even any more mainstream 32 bit processors on the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick494 View Post
    you already have one. There aren't even any more mainstream 32 bit processors on the market.
    Board: Dell Inc. 0RY206
    Serial Number: ..CN698617AA21CA.
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz

    according to belarc thats my mobo, be honest how craptastic is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny5 View Post
    Board: Dell Inc. 0RY206
    Serial Number: ..CN698617AA21CA.
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz

    according to belarc thats my mobo, be honest how craptastic is it?
    its an AM2 socket, its getting old.

    Its also in a dell so the case might be an issue too, but not sure.

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