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CPU/Mobo Upgrade

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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.

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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?
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June 12, 2010 11:50:30 PM

yeah those aren't bad
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