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Prozium
01-27-2013, 02:22 AM
I have...
- AMD PII 955BE at 3.6GHz
- ASUS Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX ROG Motherboard (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=667651)
- G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460)
- EVGA GTX 560 TI FPB 1GB
- OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726)
- WD 640GB black HDD
- WD 2T green HDD (needs to go in for warrenty :banghead: )
- CORSAIR HX Series HX1050 1050W PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034)
- a good water cooling set up for the CPU

The question is... Being a college student I do not have a lot of money, but I fell its time to upgrade a little. First I plan to buy a second set of my ram to bump it to 16GB of DDR3 1866MHz. but the question I am apprehensive about is, should I just go the cheapest way and buy the new AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core CPU (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904561&sku=A79-8350) or sell my current motherboard/CPU, and get an Intel i7 3770K and a MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130645) motherboard?(about a $250 difference minus what ever I can get from selling my mobo/cpu)

I will be using Luxology Modo and some 3DSMAX, mostly modeling, but rendering too.

pringleman
02-05-2013, 03:35 PM
I just experimented and made a new 8350 fx machine to go sided with my intel q6600.

From the programs you suggest I would go with intel as you can afford the difference and you should benefit overall from single threaded superiority i7 provide..

My needs are different so I went with amd also to test the platform for future renderfarm nodes.

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