Help - Older System - What to Upgrade next Tags: Homebuilt CPUs Systems Last response: September 5, 2010 6:33 PM in Systems Share sfs1965 September 5, 2010 12:12:53 PM I have slightly older system and am stuck on what to upgrade. My cpu is a Phenom x3 8750 Black Editon My video cards are a pair of 9800 GT (512) in SLI and nforce 980a/780a running physics off the mother board My motherboard is a ASUS M4N82 Deluxe I do some gaming (FPS) and do a decent amount of encoding (MP4) I was going to pull the trigger and get a 460 gt but am now having second thoughts and thought a CPU upgrade might be a better idea (maybe x6 or a higher end x4). Any help would be great More about : older system upgrade ScrewySqrl a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs September 5, 2010 12:26:36 PM I would suggest both as an upgrade. te 980a can handle any current amd chip. I'd suggest the 460 and an Athlon II x4 if you can swing the extra $100. m 0 l rolli59 a c 104 B Homebuilt system a c 897 à CPUs September 5, 2010 4:56:20 PM The CPU should come first the 2 x 9800GT is still powerful. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mosox a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs September 5, 2010 6:33:44 PM Out of the top of my head the 460 is not much better than two 9800 GT in SLI. IMO you should aim at least for a HD 5850 for your GPU upgrade or wait for the cheaper GTX440/450 and get two of those. The CPU is decent, I would postpone the upgrade till the end of the year, the prices will go down and some new stuff will show up. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What upgrade would help my older gaming system the most ? : ) Forum Budget upgrade options/help for my older gaming system :) Forum SolvedNot sure what to upgrade next, please help! Forum Upgrading my system, what should i upgrade next? Forum What should I upgrade next? (Gaming System) Forum What should I upgrade next help with the money I have budgeted Forum What to upgrade next!? Help me decide guys! Forum Help ! What is the next thing I should change/upgrade ? Forum SolvedLooking for advice on what to upgrade next Forum What's the next logical upgrade for my system? Forum SolvedWhat to upgrade next? Forum SolvedWhat Would Be Best To Upgrade Next? Forum SolvedBest Option for Graphics upgrade on older system q6600 8g 2tb Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade next? Forum New System build, dont know what to upgrade next. Forum Upgrade older 32bit system to 64bit - will this work? Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade next? Forum SolvedNext Gen Proof - what do i need to upgrade Forum What system do you have now? When will you next upgrade? Forum SolvedLooking for help on what to upgrade in my system For dayz standalone Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !