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November 22, 2010 11:45:54 PM

Hi there,
my current mobo is an ASUS P5KPL-CM (http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=6nnVb6RBxd7PhGmt&...) and I was going to buy a graphic card when I had the idea to actually wait and replace my mobo with an ASRock G43Twins-FullHD board (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?model=g43twins-fu...) and keep my DDR2 ram and CPU E5200. And upgrade to DDR3, GPU and CPU in the future. What do you think?
Thanks!!!

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November 23, 2010 12:01:48 AM

What is the purpose of your computer?

If for gaming, you will benefit for a new GPU first over the MOBO upgrade. If it is for anything else, you would just be better waiting for a complete system upgrade over upgrading the MOBO. There will be little or no benefit in doing so at this point in your build.
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November 23, 2010 2:48:57 AM

Thank you for your reply!!!
Mostly I am using my PC for my business (AutoCAD), Internet and from time to time gaming CIV IV.
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November 23, 2010 2:55:32 AM

I would go with my second option to just wait for the whole system upgrade versus just a motherboard upgrade, as it won't really provide much benefit. However if you motherboard is defective, I would recommend the motherboard upgrade at that point.
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November 23, 2010 5:15:17 AM

Your are basically saying I would make no benefit out of the new mobo with DDR3 and PCI-e 2.0 compared to my existing mobo with DDR2 and PCI-e 1.1.
Shall I stick to my previous plan to buy a graphic card, I was thinking of buying HD 5670 or GTS 450.
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November 23, 2010 8:25:56 AM

Yes... It will make little to no benefit going to PCIe 2.0 & DDR3 with your current E5200 CPU. As for the GPU, if going from on-board to a dedicated, it will make a difference.

Your AutoCAD work will benefit most from a quad-core CPU but I would only recommend upgrading to a quad-core CPU on a newer platform (socket) versus upgrading to a Q9xxx on the LGA 775.
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November 23, 2010 6:24:53 PM

Best answer selected by tanenui76.
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November 23, 2010 6:25:19 PM

Thank you tecmo34!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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