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 : ForumBSOD - After new Motherboard , CPU and RAM ForumNew CPU/Motherboard ForumNew CPU/Motherboard ForumNew CPU / Motherboard / RAM ForumNew CPU and Motherboard won't post and display ForumMy new motherboard and cpu just came in !?! ForumLooking to get a new CPU , Motherboard and Memory for 1080p Streaming ForumNew CPU Old motherboard Forum[ Motherboard ] new motherboard for old CPU Forum[CPUs]Old CPU with new motherboard ForumAbout buying a new CPU+Motherboard ForumNew Motherboard/CPU /RAM - will not power up ForumNew Motherboard and CPU , but nothing runs right! ForumNew CPU/Motherboard for a CM5570 ASUS ForumNew Motherboard , CPU , and PSU. Computer shuts down randomly. ForumProblem with new motherboard and CPU ForumCPU and Motherboard for New Build (First) *help* ForumNew cpu and motherboard or gpu? Forum500w PSU ForumNew e6700 CPU Motherboard Compatability More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !