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CPU/MOTHERBOARD help please

I am looking for a good CPU and Motherboard that can go good together and will work well with my graphics card.
Right now my processor is really bad and I need a new one good for gaming.

Specs are.
intel pentium d cpu 2.80ghz (the shit cpu)
Geforce gtx 750 ti is my graphics card
4 GB of RAM.

Also my budget is around $400 for the cpu/motherboard.
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  1. Wow pentium D- that is old school!

    I'd recommend getting an Intel 1150 socket motherboard and a Core i3 4XXX series chip. That should be fine for a 750ti and provided you get a good board you will be able to upgrade down the line to an i5 or i7 if you need to.

    You will also need new ram (as the technology has moved on since you're machine). I'd recommend getting 8gb of DDR3 2133 memory as that should cover most things without costing too much.

    I would look parts up for you but I'm in the UK so I can't get prices in $ I'm afraid.
  2. Best answer
    You will also need ram, just as an FYI.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
    Total: $391.07
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 11:18 EDT-0400)
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