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The Fall and next Spring shall bring me a lovely upgrade to Broadwell-E, 128GB of DDR4 RAM, and two Pascal Superclocked Titans.



                                                                                                                                            

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Sigh, no monies, no powah.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e
4GB ECC DDR2 800MHz
Asus M3A78-T mobo
R7 250 passive cooled graphics card
1TB WD Caviar Blue primary HDD
1TB WD Caviar Green secondary HDD
Samsung internal DVD writer
LG external USB DVD driver (forced to buy it due to the limited range of writable and rewritable discs supported by that shitty Samsung even with the latest firmware update)
Enermax Pandora case

When I bought the parts they were already cheap and offered very high value for money, so I can't complain, moreover, as I burnt my fingers not upgrading in time the DDR2, so that it went out of production and its price started rising again while its value lowered, this time I want to wait for DDR4 to become mainstream and AMD to adopt it in mid-low range too to make my next PC upgrade, in the meantime I upgraded from the on-board HD3300 GPU to the R7 250 because it was a lot more cost-effective than getting another 4GB DDR2, and it let me free half a GB RAM anyway, no more used by the onboard GPU.



Stwike him, Centuwion. Stwike him vewy wuffly! (Pontius Pilate, "Life of Brian")

A fart without stink is like a sky without stars.

TGS, Third Grade Shooter: brand new genre invented by Kevin Butler exclusively for Natal WiiToo Kinect. PEW! PEW-PEW-PEW!

        

Alby_da_Wolf said:
Sigh, no monies, no powah.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e
4GB ECC DDR2 800MHz
Asus M3A78-T mobo
R7 250 passive cooled graphics card
1TB WD Caviar Blue primary HDD
1TB WD Caviar Green secondary HDD
Samsung internal DVD writer
LG external USB DVD driver (forced to buy it due to the limited range of writable and rewritable discs supported by that shitty Samsung even with the latest firmware update)
Enermax Pandora case

When I bought the parts they were already cheap and offered very high value for money, so I can't complain, moreover, as I burnt my fingers not upgrading in time the DDR2, so that it went out of production and its price started rising again while its value lowered, this time I want to wait for DDR4 to become mainstream and AMD to adopt it in mid-low range too to make my next PC upgrade, in the meantime I upgraded from the on-board HD3300 GPU to the R7 250 because it was a lot more cost-effective than getting another 4GB DDR2, and it let me free half a GB RAM anyway, no more used by the onboard GPU.

You won't have to wait long as AMD's next APUs, called Bristol Ridge, will launch in the first half of 2016 and will introduce the new AM4 socket, that will be used for all of AMD's upcoming processors (including Zen), as well as DDR4 support.



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JEMC said:
Alby_da_Wolf said:
Sigh, no monies, no powah.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e
4GB ECC DDR2 800MHz
Asus M3A78-T mobo
R7 250 passive cooled graphics card
1TB WD Caviar Blue primary HDD
1TB WD Caviar Green secondary HDD
Samsung internal DVD writer
LG external USB DVD driver (forced to buy it due to the limited range of writable and rewritable discs supported by that shitty Samsung even with the latest firmware update)
Enermax Pandora case

When I bought the parts they were already cheap and offered very high value for money, so I can't complain, moreover, as I burnt my fingers not upgrading in time the DDR2, so that it went out of production and its price started rising again while its value lowered, this time I want to wait for DDR4 to become mainstream and AMD to adopt it in mid-low range too to make my next PC upgrade, in the meantime I upgraded from the on-board HD3300 GPU to the R7 250 because it was a lot more cost-effective than getting another 4GB DDR2, and it let me free half a GB RAM anyway, no more used by the onboard GPU.

You won't have to wait long as AMD's next APUs, called Bristol Ridge, will launch in the first half of 2016 and will introduce the new AM4 socket, that will be used for all of AMD's upcoming processors (including Zen), as well as DDR4 support.

Yeah, it looks like money will be the longer lasting obstacle , the result for me is the same, but I'm glad that at last AMD is delivering its long awaited new range supporting the new tech, and probably I'll benefit too from this, next year there will be enough choice also in the mid/low-end, I just hope that AMD will support Crossfire of its new APUs' GPUs with the R7, it should as R7 is not too old, while I couldn't crossfire my R7 with the old onboard HD3300, the latter is too old (and it wouldn't add very much after all, even my R7 250 runs circles around it).



Stwike him, Centuwion. Stwike him vewy wuffly! (Pontius Pilate, "Life of Brian")

A fart without stink is like a sky without stars.

TGS, Third Grade Shooter: brand new genre invented by Kevin Butler exclusively for Natal WiiToo Kinect. PEW! PEW-PEW-PEW!

        

Yeah i was originally going to wait for broadwell e but with the quad core cpus based on broadwell couldnt overclock for #### and with only a ~4% boost in IPC so they ended up being worse than the Devils canyon CPUs were. i honestly feel like it will be a wash especially since its looking like the Intel Extreme range is going to be a 10 core $1500 part that is going to be worthless to me in gaming and is only going to further make overclocking more difficult since there are more cores to cool. Hell my 8 core 5960x is basically worthless to me in gaming performance over my old 3930k which I had running at 4.8 ghz. But x99 is a WAY better beast than x79 was and is much more up to date which was what finally sold me on it.

 

So i finally decided to pull the trigger and go Haswell E and i dont regret it one bit. Ill sell my Fury X's when the flagship Pascal or Polaris cards come out. Im going all out next gen and it feels good... except in my pocket book hahahaha. $4000 down the drain so far with plans to spend another $3000 between a beast watercooling setup and 3x new graphics cards. 



I mostly play RTS and Moba style games now adays as well as ALOT of benchmarking. I do play other games however such as the witcher 3 and Crysis 3, and recently Ashes of the Singularity. I love gaming on the cutting edge and refuse to accept any compromises. Proud member of the Glorious PC Gaming Master Race. Long Live SHIO!!!!