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Voodoo Idol Upgrade / Make Over?

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Re: Voodoo Idol Upgrade / Make Over?

Post  ADOR on Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:00 am

If not let me know and I will see what else my son can come up with. Also what version of java are you running? I think minecraft was made to run version 6 not 7. Some problems can come up over that.
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Post  ADOR on Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:23 pm

I am working on the new build for the son and still deciding on CPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233310

I was leaning toward a Phenom x 4 or x 6, but not sure about some of the newer FX x4 and X6 chips. What are your thoughts on the newer chips?
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Post  mrblur on Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:34 am

That's an awesome motherboard, I was able to pick up the same reference board from gigabyte for 90 dollars on black friday. The board only supports SLI or 2 cards for cross-fire. Personally I would go witht the newer fx chips. I found that tigerdirect has been having better deals than newegg. When doing my research on the AMD chips fx-6100 is one of the better buys, but I wanted 8-cores.
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Post  ADOR on Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:24 am

He was and I was too wanting 8x core, but the 300 watt power usage and performace wasn't what I was looking for. So I started looking at other chips. The X6 Phenom is still smoking the X8 bulldozer and Piledriver in every review I have found. I looked at the FX 4100 but it seems it isn't a true X4 core, it is using virtual cores. He is using a Phenom 2.3 X3 core right now with 6gb ram. He really doesn't need a upgrade, but he has been saving up his good grade upgrades because he wanted a big upgrade at Christmas time.
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Post  ADOR on Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:52 am

Got it ordered, He should like it.

X6 2.7 AMD Phemon

Asus 970 extreme

8Gb ram, going to order 8Gb more later on.


Now I just need to decide on him an aftermarket cooler. Already biding on a empty alienware case with 1000w power supply on the bay. It's just like mine.
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Post  mrblur on Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:11 pm

that will be an awesome setup...before deciding on the PSU you should realy check out newegg psu calculator

http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html

That PSU might be an overkill. wait it comes with case, so more power to you.
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Post  ADOR on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:07 am

The case is one of the older Alienware Area 51 R4,5,6. He likes mine, huge case with plenty of room. It still has the lights and fan in it. So I think this would give him a case he can use for a very long time.
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Post  ADOR on Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:37 am

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Post  mrblur on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:40 am

I have an extra case I never used I can ship it your way (free) I'm cleaning out all my old stuff it's either going in the trash or going in the trash. I have one rage I'm having a hard letting go, soon.
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Post  ADOR on Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:31 pm

What kind of case is it?


If you do let go of the voodoo and if no one else has laid claim to it let me know when you do.
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Post  mrblur on Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:44 am

mini case.
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Post  ADOR on Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:53 am

Hell I will take it, let me know show much shipping is.


I may wind up just getting him a lind case off ebay. At least I know it will last.
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Post  East on Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:47 am

I find oem cases to be better quality then the bargain cases these days. I will often recycle a case for a customers build as long as it is in close to new condition. I remember when $24 would get you a nice sturdy codegen full tower case and 300w psu. Granted it wasn't the most stylish looking thing but it got the job done. Used one for years in my own personal pentium 3 build. These days I wouldn't trust a case in that price range. They are all made from extremely flimsy metal which can easily flex thus shorting against the mobo.

Not to long ago I did a core 2 office pc build in a pentium 4 gateway case that had more then adequate cooling. For what it was it turned out really nice. micro atx ECS board, 4gb of ram core 2 2.66 a coolermaster tower cooler and power supply. Hitachi hdd and a LG super multi sata writer.

Only thing about going the recycled case method is depending on the manner of acquisition often critical parts are missing. In the gateway case it was the hdd cage. I was able to source a replacement rather easily off ebay though. So for $7 I got a super sturdy case to do the build in.
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Post  ADOR on Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:32 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=111288935010&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:3160

If anyone else was thinking of upgrading a IDOL now is the time. 30 bucks shipped for lower half and riser card needed of a 945 aopen. This will give you a 945 chipset and dual cores.


( I got one in 965 chipset also at home, waiting on the i5/i7 version boards to come down in price to upgrade a black Idol I have, want it to be a beast, lol.)
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