CPU and motherboard for a GTX 760 or 770


I want to buy an Nvidia 760 or 770, which ever will run Elder Scrolls Online with everything at MAX flawlessly. The thing is, the CPU i have (intel G630) and motherboard (BIOSTAR B75MU3+) seem to slow to run it well. I wanted to know which CPU and motherboard should i buy so that i can buy either of those card and use their full potential? Of course if it can be somewhat budget friendly it'd be fantastic but not entirely necessary. Also where should i buy them?

My PSU is a OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance if that helps in figuring out what would be the best option.

Thank you gentlemen.
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    You don't need a new motherboard really. I would just update your bios and install an ivy Xeon 1230 v2. The cost involved to make such an upgrade isn't worth it. The money saved could possibly get you and even better GPU like a GTX 780. ;)
  2. Im new to this but a server processor for a home computer?
  3. Yep, the 1230 v2 is nothing more than an i7 without IGP and has added support for ECC ram, giving it the ability to run in a regular desktop or server motherboard. Keep in mind, new motherboard also often mean new Windows license is necessary. I used to run an X3210 quad core xeon back in the core 2 days. :D
  4. I just want to make sure i got this right, im not that good with all this. With that new GPU and CPU, i just need to update my bios and install both and voila? Just to make sure i got this right...

    Thank you.
  5. Just update your bios with your current CPU, then do the install for the CPU and GPU. Other than GPU driver installs, that is all you need to do.
  6. Thank you gentleman, this is beyond expectations money wise. Truly appreciated.
  7. You are most welcome
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