reply to Krisnatharok
Re: Can I build this myself for cheaper? You seem to be knowledgable, may i ask your recommendations on best am3+ motherboard? stipulations: must have 4 ddr3 ram slots, and exclude built in video (sound is ok)
IF possible, two pcie, but one is just fine. By best, i mean known good quality and meets feature list, does not necessarily have to be top-of line. (ie: expensive for no reason)
My situation is that i have everything i need, but am running an older core2duo/motherboard system. Memory, peripherals, dvd/blu ray drive radeonHD 6850, are all taken care of and can be swapped into new barebones selection. Am basically after cheapest upgrade route for a little more zing and faster gaming load/opening.
And i hope i phrased this correctly!
Have you already purchased the AM3+ processor? If not, the FX-4100 or FX-4170 would do well.
You could probably get the equivalent performance out of an Ivy Bridge i3 (model number 3000s) for the same price or cheaper.
An example of a good AM3+ board that meets your specifications is this Asrock: »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···13157266
As would this Asus (has UEFI as well): »www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···13131754
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Thank you, those ideas fit the bill perfectly. I will spec out an equivalent ivy bridge setup to compare.
I'd suggest using the Z77 chipset on the LGA 1155 socket.