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Upgrade from AMD Phenom ii x6 1090T

Hey everyone, been a long time snooper but finally decided to join.

Anyway, I have the above CPU, an AMD ii x6 1090T with an oem HP mobo. I mainly play games on my desktop, anything from Battlefield 3 to Supreme Commander.

I also use my desktop as a work station for grad school, so I am conservative and don't OC my rig.

Clearly the bottleneck of my system is the mobo so I would like to upgrade that this Christmas. But my question is do I buy an AM3+ mobo and upgrade my CPU later in the future since my current CPU is compatible with AM3+ (all in all the 1090T isn't a bad CPU) or do I go for broke and get an Intel chip-set and 4xxx i5?

My budget is for just a mobo is around 120, maybe 150.

My budget for a new intel combo I would like to keep under $350 (the new 4th gen i5's all seem to be under $200).

Thanks in advance!
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  1. antiglobal said:
    Buy an AM3+ motherboard...


    Thanks for the quick reply. Any reason in particular you say that?
  2. You can OC that 1090T and get quite a bit better performance out of it.

    You would be within the realm of what the new FX series CPUs are capable of in many things, particularly games if you get close to 4 GHz out of it. The 8350 would still be a step up for you, but you'd be all over the stock 6350 for the most part.
  3. 8350rocks said:
    You can OC that 1090T and get quite a bit better performance out of it.

    You would be within the realm of what the new FX series CPUs are capable of in many things, particularly games if you get close to 4 GHz out of it. The 8350 would still be a step up for you, but you'd be all over the stock 6350 for the most part.



    Like I said I don't particularly like to OC my CPU because it is also a work computer but, if I do decide to go that route I imagine I would need a better mobo and a cpu cooler as well. That being said, how safe is it to OC this particular cpu?
  4. Best answer
    SixCyl said:


    8350rocks said:
    You can OC that 1090T and get quite a bit better performance out of it.

    You would be within the realm of what the new FX series CPUs are capable of in many things, particularly games if you get close to 4 GHz out of it. The 8350 would still be a step up for you, but you'd be all over the stock 6350 for the most part.



    Like I said I don't particularly like to OC my CPU because it is also a work computer but, if I do decide to go that route I imagine I would need a better mobo and a cpu cooler as well. That being said, how safe is it to OC this particular cpu?


    Very safe, just be deliberate, and don't over do the voltage to the CPU. Increase your clockspeed incrementally and only add voltage when you become unstable.
  5. 8350rocks said:
    SixCyl said:


    8350rocks said:
    You can OC that 1090T and get quite a bit better performance out of it.

    You would be within the realm of what the new FX series CPUs are capable of in many things, particularly games if you get close to 4 GHz out of it. The 8350 would still be a step up for you, but you'd be all over the stock 6350 for the most part.



    Like I said I don't particularly like to OC my CPU because it is also a work computer but, if I do decide to go that route I imagine I would need a better mobo and a cpu cooler as well. That being said, how safe is it to OC this particular cpu?


    Very safe, just be deliberate, and don't over do the voltage to the CPU. Increase your clockspeed incrementally and only add voltage when you become unstable.



    Alright, thanks everyone. Sounds like an AM3+ mobo is the way to go and maybe some small OC until I decide to get an FX series CPU next year or later. So now the question. Anyone recommend a good mobo?

    I was looking at this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008V9959O/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1RVF6DA1E8XEK6HB3SFC&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846
  6. That's a good board, I have it in my home PC, and it works great!
  7. 8350rocks said:
    That's a good board, I have it in my home PC, and it works great!



    Sweet, thanks everyone!
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