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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

Hey guys, I'm thinking of changing my processor. My current PC Specs are these:
Intel Celeron D 2.53GHZ
ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128bits
1.5GB RAM

So the options I have are those:
Intel® Core 2 Quad Q8200 Oem 2.33ghz 775
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 Yorkfield 2.83ghz
Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 4m Cache, 2.50 Ghz Lga775
Core 2 Quad Q8400 - 2.66 Ghz

Which one of them are the best? I would like to know a cheap motherboard for it too.
Also: should I change my videocard? Thanks!

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:17 PM

Wait, you're getting a new mobo and want a C2Q?
Forget the C2Q and get an Ivy Bridge. The C2Qs are being phased out so anyone that still has any left have started to jack up the price, or they are used/refurbished.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 06:57 PM

In my country the Core2Quad's are (much) less priced than an i5 Quad Core or i7. C2Q are $300 dollars (R$600 reals, which is Brazil's money) while the i7 Ivy bridge 3.50GHZ is $750 (R$1500), so I though it would be better as my country's taxes are very high. An example is a simple PS2 (not slim) which is like $175 (R$350), so you can get an idea.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:35 PM

Your country is very very expensive. i get the idea why you want to get the C2Q.
Are they really expensive because of the taxes? which taxes exactly?
Also crazy prices for the Fat PS2, that's a more than 10 years old console.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:27 PM

I think it's because of importing, and since there aren't that many enterprises that import PC parts, they sell it with a very high price, maybe to have extra $$$ for themselves.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:35 PM

That's really very fked up!

Wanted to help you but if you would need a new motherboard, I don't know which one is good.
The onboard sound is important for me so I would go for MSI-GD65-Z77 but for a C2Q, I don't know.
Wish you the best.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:36 PM

Now comes the question how much money do you want to invest into the upgrade? What is the budget? Do you have a link to a store in your country?

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:39 PM Edited by Junior123456789, 24 August 2013 - 08:41 PM.

There is a site called MercadoLivre:
http://mercadolivre.com.br

All sorts of people sell there, however, you can see the most high-rated sellers. I want to know the best parts for my PC as I'm not going to buy it right now. I'm doing a research first so I don't know how many will I need.

I would like to know your opinion about the video card too.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:03 PM

The videocard you have is pretty decent. Don't get any higher end like the 6xxx or 7xxx series as they
would hold back the CPU you'll get. Or the CPU will hold back the GPU.
Maybe ATi HD4870 would be nice. But what is the main reason for another videocard?
Do you want to play high-end games like from 2011-2013?

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:16 PM

Yes, I want to play all the new games at least on low settings with decent FPS. This video card only costed me $45 (90 reals), and from what I seen on GPU compare sites it's a pretty decent videocard.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:31 PM

Then the HD4870 suits nice for you.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:32 PM

What motherboard do you have? Maybe it's a 775, and all you need is a new cpu.
Any other places where they sell computer parts? It seems the prices are jacked up over there
not because of imports taxes. It's more like that's the only site in Brazil that sells it.
How about a AMD, you can probably get it for a cheaper price and maybe a AMD FX or Phenom II

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:42 PM

These are the most less costly products in the whole country. In shops the prices are worst. I found an Phenom II X4 for $200 (R$400) in there. I think I should buy that one smile.gif I'll see which motherboard I have.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:23 PM

My motherboard is a PCCHIPS P43G, I think it can't run quad cores unfortunatly sad.gif

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:53 PM Edited by Junior123456789, 25 August 2013 - 09:00 PM.

Hey guys, I think I'll buy a Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHZ and a Asrock N68c-s Ucc Am2/am3 motherboard. What do you think?

Also a question: does it support PCI-EXPRESS videocards?

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:21 AM

QUOTE (Junior123456789 @ Saturday, Aug 24 2013, 23:23)
My motherboard is a PCCHIPS P43G, I think it can't run quad cores unfortunatly sad.gif

According to the product's website, the board you have does support quad core.
http://www.pcchips.c...nuID=44&LanID=0
For the 4 Intel CPUs you picked, I would go with the Q9505

...or this. You can use the CPU fan you're currently using
http://produto.merca...-quad-q9300-_JM

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

Wouldn't it be better if I picked up a Phenom II X4 955 3.2?

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:42 PM

Hey guys I'm going to buy these new PC parts, tell me what you think. (it will be in the end of the year or first half of 2014).

Phenom II X4 965 BLACK EDITION 3.4GHZ
Motherboard Gigabyte (don't know which) DDR3 AM3 PCI-E
500W font
4GB DDR3 RAM
HD 500GB SATA
All this for $625 (R$1249,60)

What do you guys think?




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