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    Guys , I am using a very old PC. Quad Q6600 with recently upgraded to p43 gigabyte motherboard (got it from murad vai) . 6gb ram, and 6850 HD gfx card.
    The motherboard was faulty from the start. May be this today then that tomorrow. Now it can't boot no more.
    I have two options. 1. Replace motherboard and buy a r9 280 for now. Get a real upgrade in 2016 with zen CPU
    2. Total upgrade now. Then what should I buy?
    Guys keep in mind. I am no more a casual gamer. But would play GTA V , Fallout 4 and Metro the next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohiuddin View Post
    Guys , I am using a very old PC. Quad Q6600 with recently upgraded to p43 gigabyte motherboard (got it from murad vai) . 6gb ram, and 6850 HD gfx card.
    The motherboard was faulty from the start. May be this today then that tomorrow. Now it can't boot no more.
    I have two options. 1. Replace motherboard and buy a r9 280 for now. Get a real upgrade in 2016 with zen CPU
    2. Total upgrade now. Then what should I buy?
    Guys keep in mind. I am no more a casual gamer. But would play GTA V , Fallout 4 and Metro the next.
    motherboard was faulty? which motherboard we are talking about here? the main one or the gpu's one(if its the right way to say it)

    1. i dont think replacing the motherboard with a R9 280X will work.
    2. depends on ur budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwan hasan View Post
    motherboard was faulty? which motherboard we are talking about here? the main one or the gpu's one(if its the right way to say it)

    1. i dont think replacing the motherboard with a R9 280X will work.
    2. depends on ur budget
    I think he clearly said "Replace motherboard AND buy R9 280", not "replace motherboard with R9 280".
    Last edited by Swapnil; June 4th, 2015 at 06:24.

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    It's today or never. Though I wouldn't buy a GPU just now.

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    buy a second hand cheap motherboard from online facebook groups and wait for 2016. I also want to see what happens with Zen. I have a feeling it might push Intel to release 6 core mainstream cpu also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    It's today or never. Though I wouldn't buy a GPU just now.
    007 "Buy Another Day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    buy a second hand cheap motherboard from online facebook groups and wait for 2016. I also want to see what happens with Zen. I have a feeling it might push Intel to release 6 core mainstream cpu also.
    I think this is better option guys? Selling 2nd hand items is pain . if I upgrade this time, I have to resell again in 2016!
    And for now, only GTA V is needed to run on it. So , though it is obvious that my CPU will hugely pull r9 280 down, it will be playable in high settings right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swapnil View Post
    I think he clearly said "Replace motherboard AND buy R9 280", not "replace motherboard with R9 280".
    but he didn't say anything about motherboard anyway! so why did he even mention that!

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    btw Godavari (actually kaveri refresh) is also available and has seen some specialized features like when the video card renders most of the stuffs and iGPU of the APU renders some of the parts delivering upto 12% performance increase and with DX12 cpu overhead supposed to be low so A godavari(weird name for a river) apu paired with a high end AMD gpu might deliver good performance too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    buy a second hand cheap motherboard from online facebook groups and wait for 2016. I also want to see what happens with Zen. I have a feeling it might push Intel to release 6 core mainstream cpu also.
    don't think that's gonna happen, cause you know even a 3rd or 4th gen core i5 will last for atleast 3 years!

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    A second hand Core i5 2500K and a ASUS P67 Deluxe was sold for only 13K right in front of me a few months ago at Elephant Road. That is crazy value, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    A second hand Core i5 2500K and a ASUS P67 Deluxe was sold for only 13K right in front of me a few months ago at Elephant Road. That is crazy value, yes?
    Yah, it is. If I get this type deal, then I may reconsider ... Do u have now any deal like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwan hasan View Post
    but he didn't say anything about motherboard anyway! so why did he even mention that!

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    btw Godavari (actually kaveri refresh) is also available and has seen some specialized features like when the video card renders most of the stuffs and iGPU of the APU renders some of the parts delivering upto 12% performance increase and with DX12 cpu overhead supposed to be low so A godavari(weird name for a river) apu paired with a high end AMD gpu might deliver good performance too!

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    don't think that's gonna happen, cause you know even a 3rd or 4th gen core i5 will last for atleast 3 years!
    Not interested in apu.

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    And I also have budget issue. Target is around (20-25k) + (money from selling existing components- if I do) . Only managed 8k so far. Hope I may gather the rest this month.
    Last edited by Mohiuddin; June 4th, 2015 at 14:08.

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    No, such deals aren't always available. You have to know where to look, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    No, such deals aren't always available. You have to know where to look, too.
    May you guys can be my 3rd eye then?

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    Alright. You may want to keep an eye out in the facebook buying/selling groups too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Mulder View Post
    Alright. You may want to keep an eye out in the facebook buying/selling groups too.
    Give some link to those groups

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohiuddin View Post
    Give some link to those groups
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