Solved system upgrade from phenom 965 BE, need cpu/mobo/ram Tags: Systems Last response: July 31, 2013 9:13 PM in Systems Share highc1157 July 31, 2013 3:32:31 AM Purpose: for gaming 1080p single monitor at ultra settings and AA (where I can) for future proof rig hopefully for few years. games: Crysis 3, Metro Last light, HoN, BF3 + 4, Witcher 2 and 3, skyrim, gta 5, watch dogs. Upcoming titles 2013/2014 Problem:I only Have a budget of about $250-350 and want a PC that will perform significantly better than my 965 phenom for the purposes listed. I know that you'll all probably recommend this: i5-3570k + Asrock z77 Extreme4 + Crucial Ballistix 1x8GB DDR3 = $354 on newegg , which comes with the free ram at the moment. But let us also play on the fact that I'd like the next best step down and can't afford the dream upgrade above and only wanna spend about $300 max, what would be the next best combo? keep in mind I need new mobo/cpu/ram (ddr3) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ current build : - Phenom 965 BE OC'd to 3.8 GHz (multiplier only) - Gigabyte GA-MA790x-UD4P am2+ - 4x1GB G.Skill DDR2 RAM - Gigabyte gtx 760 OC Windforce (OC'd on top of factory OC w/ boost 2.0 pushing it to 1332MHz on the core and 7200 MHz memory clock) - Antec Earthwatts 650W PSU -WD 150 GB HD -Corsair H60 CPU cooler More about : system upgrade phenom 965 cpu mobo ram Someone Somewhere July 31, 2013 4:29:43 AM FX-6350 based build? m 0 l highc1157 July 31, 2013 12:38:45 PM Someone Somewhere said:FX-6350 based build? Not sure how much of an upgrade that is from my current build m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Someone Somewhere July 31, 2013 9:13:20 PM I don't think there is anything that would be a significant upgrade over your current build that doesn't involve a GPU upgrade. You can't SLI on your current board, or a 2nd 760 would be an option, though you'd likely need a new PSU. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedgpu upgrade? Need card that won't bottleneck my 965 phenom Forum Need a good cheap upgrade for my Phenom II X4 965 Forum SolvedNeed advice - Upgrade to Phenom II X4 965 BE (and new mobo)? Forum Ideas for upgrade to AMD Phenom II X4 965 based system? Forum SolvedNeed advice on an upgrade. CPU/MOBO/RAM or GPU Forum Phenom 965 GPU upgrade or a new system? Forum Upgrading CPU/Mobo/Ram - What do I need to know? Forum SolvedNeed help deciding upgrade for my Phenom System Forum Building (mostly) new Gamer system. Need advice on CPU/mobo/RAM Forum SolvedKeep or sell? (Phenom II X4 965 system) Forum SolvedShould i stick with the Phenom II X4 965 BE or upgrade to an i5 4570? Forum Do I need a CPU/mobo/RAM upgrade to run 8800 GTX? Forum Solvedphenom ii x4 965 upgrade Forum SolvedUpgrade from Phenom 965 tro FX-8350? Forum SolvedPhenom II x4 965 BE to i5 4670k upgrade worthwhile? Forum Solvedcan i upgrade to an amd phenom ii x4 965 black edition with my mobo? Forum SolvedWanting to upgrade a Phenom ii x4 965 black Forum Solvednext logical and beneficial upgrade after OCd Phenom BE 965 Forum SolvedNeed advice on overclocking AMD phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Forum SolvedNeed help overclocking AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !