Solved LF New Mobo and CPU Tags: Homebuilt CPUs Systems Product Last response: July 20, 2010 1:30 AM in Systems Share Anonymous a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs July 19, 2010 2:54:57 PM Hey, first post on Tom's hardware! Forums look super clean and organized, I love it. I'm looking to buy a new mobo and cpu. Really I'm mainly playing Starcraft 2, but I do play other games like MW2 and WoW. This is my current build: Mobo: P35C-DS3R Video: HD 4870 1GB Ram: 4G DDR3 CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4ghz HD: 2x 160GB Caviers OS: Windows 7 Ultimate Case: Antec 900 Help appreciated. Thanks all ^__^ More about : mobo cpu Best solution MadAdmiral a c 84 B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs July 19, 2010 2:57:29 PM You do realize that you don't need that much power to play those games you listed right? You should be fine with your current setup. If you're absolutely hell bent on upgrading, we need to know how much you want to spend. The minimum I'd recommend is around $300, going all the way up to around $600. Anonymous a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs July 19, 2010 3:07:51 PM You're right, I definitely agree with you about my hardware. It's just kind of a bad habit to desire new hardware. I'm not looking to spend any more than 400. Also, can you think of any reason my alt-tab times are garbage? It takes 20 seconds to alt-tab into Starcraft 2 on my desktop, and it's instant on my laptop. I have to run to work, so I will not be able to respond till later Related resources New system 80%, LF OC MOBO 750/780i SLI + CPU Cooler - Forum EVGA P55 SLI 132- LF -E655-KR or GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P - Forum Lf gaming PC build for $1200 - Forum LF Advice building new computer - Forum Need new CPU and MoBo - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MadAdmiral a c 84 B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs July 19, 2010 3:24:35 PM No idea on the alt-tab issue. Here's what I'd buy, not that you'd need it: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4. It's $285 after the rebate, fairly powerful for the price and has a good upgrade path, unlike the Intel CPUs. Anonymous a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs July 20, 2010 1:22:38 AM Sweet. I was looking at AMD myself, and that's a good combo deal, thank you! Now I just need to solve this Alt-Tab issue. Miss-clicked best answer. Anonymous a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs July 20, 2010 1:30:56 AM Best answer selected by Ekabz. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumLF advice with new GPU purchase ForumLF $800 Gaming Rig for D3, WoW, CS and LoL ForumLF : Decent budget oriented mobo+CPU combo ForumIntel 990x OC 4.5 Ghz lf advice settings , temp , cooling ForumEVGA P55 SLI 132- LF -E655-KR ForumLF Fast Gaming Ram Compatible ForumBest Micro ATX mobo+CPU for gaming rig ForumRough draft lf input ForumNew Build LF advice ForumPCI compatibility question Forum[New System Build] CPU+MoBo+VGA for OC and Gameing More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !