New mobo or gpu

Hi there,
my current mobo is an ASUS P5KPL-CM ( 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 ( and keep my DDR2 ram and CPU E5200. And upgrade to DDR3, GPU and CPU in the future. What do you think?
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  1. 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.
  2. Thank you for your reply!!!
    Mostly I am using my PC for my business (AutoCAD), Internet and from time to time gaming CIV IV.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
    Thanks ones again!!!
  5. Best answer
    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.
  6. Best answer selected by tanenui76.
  7. Thank you tecmo34!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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