New CPU or Motherboard Tags: CPUs AMD Motherboards Last response: October 1, 2010 12:29 PM in CPUs Share rv10 October 1, 2010 9:37:57 AM Hi ! Ok I would just like a few opinions if possible: I am looking to upgrade either my CPU or Mobo. My specs: AMD Phenom II x4 820 (2.80GHz) AMD 785G Chipset (dell - NO OVERCLOCKING POSSIBLE) Saphirre HD5970 8GB RAM Im willing to spend £200 on upgrading as ive already spent god knows how much on a case, psu and the 5970. My query is, should I upgrade my processor to the: AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1090T Black Edition 3.20GHz (Socket AM3) or Get a New mobo that I can overclock my current CPU with, either: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 AMD 890FX (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 AMD 890FX (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard or Asus Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard This Week Only Offer Asus Crosshair IV Formula AMD 890FX (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard. One day after new years i intend to upgrade both but for now which option do you think would give me the best performance increase!! Cheers ladies and gents!! RV More about : cpu motherboard noble October 1, 2010 10:22:26 AM Hello! If gaming is your main concern why don't you get a 965BE and half a decent motherboard ?? 125 for the CPU and 75 or a bit more for the motherboard.. The old stuff you could possibly sell for some money... rv10 October 1, 2010 12:29:46 PM hhhhmmm could be an idea - saw the phenom II x4 970 be (3.50GHz) for £140 then get a decent mobo. If i wanted to OC the CPU further to maybe 4GHz not sure if id need a new psu. its a corsair tx650, Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPC freezing after new CPU and Motherboard Forum SolvedNeed Help Buying New CPU and Motherboard Forum SolvedUpgrade Motherboard or New cpu/mb Forum SolvedWindows 7 BSOD on start up new problem when upgrading to new motherboard and cpu Forum SolvedNeed a suggestion on a new gaming Motherboard + CPU Forum SolvedDo I have to reinstall windows if I install a new motherboard and cpu Forum SolvedNew CPU socket 771 on 775 motherboard and the windows stop working Forum SolvedNew motherboard for AMD fx cpu Forum Solved[Upgrade] Budget Increased - Need new CPU + RAM + Motherboard for £400 Forum SolvedShould I get a new CPU and Motherboard or GPU Forum SolvedNew Build - CPU+Motherboard+Ram Questions on some Combos Forum SolvedQuestion about upgrading to a new motherboard,cpu,ram,gpu Forum Solvednew CPU/motherboard = blue screen on startup even with fresh windows install! Forum SolvedHelp with upgrading new motherboard/CPU/OS Forum SolvedNew motherboard and cpu not booting Forum Solvednew build set-up.. motherboard & CPU needed.. Z97,Z87 and 4670k,4770k Forum SolvedNew CPU and motherboard won't allow me to boot my ssd Forum SolvedConfusion with new build - Motherboard & CPU Compatibility Forum SolvedInstalling new CPU and Motherboard with new SSD but wanting to keep old HDD files Forum SolvedUnable to reinstall CPU after new Motherboard switch Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !