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Ok so about a week ago i posted about building a new pc. Well my wife shot me down. So what i am going to do is try and upgrade my current pc. Where should i go? I want to get more performance out of it. My pc is mainly just for fsx. Would changing out my current phenom 965 BE that has been OC to 3.8 to one of the newer AMD chips be a good idea? I cant overclock past 3.8. Wont get stabel. I was thinking upgrane the CPU, upgrade to a H100 cooler, and a new case. What would be your advice on the next rout to take? Thanks


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Well in the long run it might be cheaper to build a new pc and take another wife ...... He%20He.gif


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Oh Bartbear... that was funny!

 

What I would do trooper is go back and take a look at your OC. That's a powerful chip. People get that up to 4.5Ghz is fairly common. Unless you just have a bad chip for OC. Since you are financially restricted, the best bang for the buck would be to invest in some good cooling (like the H100 or Nochtua), and crank that sucker up. If your case is old consider a larger one with the latest designs in airflow.


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Upgrading on the AMD side of things right now is a losing proposition. You may get slightly more performance out of a higher clocked FX chip, but the FX chips are slower at the same clock speed than their Phenom II predecessors so it's a moot point unless you can get significantly higher clocks. If you must upgrade, wait until the next iteration of FX chips comes out later this year, should be around October. At least then you'll have a decent upgrade without needing to OC to 5GHz+.

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Ok so about a week ago i posted about building a new pc. Well my wife shot me down. So what i am going to do is try and upgrade my current pc. Where should i go? I want to get more performance out of it. My pc is mainly just for fsx. Would changing out my current phenom 965 BE that has been OC to 3.8 to one of the newer AMD chips be a good idea? I cant overclock past 3.8. Wont get stabel. I was thinking upgrane the CPU, upgrade to a H100 cooler, and a new case. What would be your advice on the next rout to take? Thanks

 

Put that "new pc money" into an interest-bearing account, and save it for a few months. Then maybe we'll have a new stepping of Ivy Bridge, as well as the new AMD line was mentioned. The interest-bearing account is a smart thing and you can get brownie points with the wifey, as well as more money for replacement/upgrading. I mean the pc, not the wife.


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I got rid of the wife 7 years ago and have built 3 new systems since then in addition to lots of new software and add-ons.

 

If the wife won't get with the program, upgrade to single mode! I am now 75 and have 50 year old girlfriend - I am getting more of everything including hardware.

 

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I got rid of the wife 7 years ago and have built 3 new systems since then in addition to lots of new software and add-ons.

 

If the wife won't get with the program, upgrade to single mode! I am now 75 and have 50 year old girlfriend - I am getting more of everything including hardware.

 

Vic

 

LOL! Great Comment! Now that's commitment to your hobby.


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Best post ever,

 

Signed,

Married guy who looks over shoulder while silently buying addons....

 

 

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I got rid of the wife 7 years ago and have built 3 new systems since then in addition to lots of new software and add-ons.

 

If the wife won't get with the program, upgrade to single mode! I am now 75 and have 50 year old girlfriend - I am getting more of everything including hardware.

 

Vic

 

At your age, hardware is a good thing. Just sayin' Just%20Kidding.gif


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At your age, hardware is a good thing. Just sayin' Just%20Kidding.gif

 

ROFLMAO!


 

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