CPU/Mobo Upgrade Tags: Homebuilt CPUs Gigabyte Memory Systems Product Last response: June 12, 2010 11:50 PM in Systems Share mf2385 June 12, 2010 9:39:57 PM It's almost time for me to upgrade my CPU/Mobo and memory. I currently have: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 Ghz 4GB DDR2 800mhz Ram (NEW)Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 Gigabyte G31M-ES2L MB 750W PSU I was thinking maybe since I am on a 300$ budget maybe a nice AMD with a decent motherboard or something. Help guys. Thanks My budget is around 350$ max for CPU/MOBO and maybe some memory. More about : cpu mobo upgrade someguynamedmatt a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs a b } Memory June 12, 2010 10:28:13 PM Since you already have some RAM, I can definately recommend an AM3 AMD processor on an AM3/AM2+/AM2 motherboard. AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... MSI 790XT-G45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OR Asus M4A77D AM3/AM2+/AM2 Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Or, if you want DDR3 Memory for the added future-proofness, AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MSI 770-G45 AM3 Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OR Asus M4A77TD AM3 Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.Skill DDR3-1333, CL8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... DDR3-Based System: $350.97 For Asus, $345.97 For MSI DDR2-Based System: $259.98 For Asus, $269.98 For MSI I'm pretty sure none of what I suggested can support CrossFire, but at this price range, it's basically impossible to find, plus you really don't need it with an HD 5870. Any thoughts? m 0 l mf2385 June 12, 2010 11:50:30 PM yeah those aren't bad m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help with CPU+mobo upgrade with budget constraints Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my HD 5770s, CPU/Mobo, or is there a way to have both on my budget? Forum SolvedGtx 760 - Low Gpu Usage. Upgrade card or get a new cpu/mobo ?? Forum SolvedUpgrade GPU or CPU/Mobo? Forum SolvedUpgrade my GPU or CPU/mobo? Forum Solved(edit) Compatibility question- CPU/MOBO upgrade Forum SolvedWanting to upgrade my CPU/Mobo Forum SolvedCPU/Mobo System Upgrade Forum SolvedUpgrade: Cpu/mobo or gpu... Forum SolvedSystem Upgrade -- New CPU+Mobo Forum CPU+mobo upgrade to i5/i7 devil's canyon now OR wait for broadwell/skylake Forum SolvedCPU/mobo upgrade/purchase for content creation Forum SolvedCPU+Mobo or GPU upgrade or both? Forum Solved$250-$300 CPU/Mobo Upgrade from AMD x3 720 Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU+MOBO is there a way around a fresh install? Forum SolvedGraphics or CPU+MOBO upgrade? Forum SolvedCPU/Mobo Upgrade Questions Forum SolvedUpgrade Video card or Cpu/Mobo? Forum SolvedConsidering CPU/Mobo Upgrade Forum SolvedNext cpu/mobo upgrade Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !