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. rolli59 a c 103 B Homebuilt system a c 790 à CPUs September 5, 2010 4:56:20 PM The CPU should come first the 2 x 9800GT is still powerful. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What upgrade would help my older gaming system the most ? : ) Forum GPU upgrade for older system Forum Using a 6850 in a pci-e 1.0 slot & older system Forum Help w GC on older system Forum Need Advice -$1000 Gaming PC and an Upgrade to an Older System Forum What to upgrade next ? Forum Want some advice on what I should upgrade next Forum What should my next upgrade be ??? Forum Will a $1500 system be able to keep up with next gen consoles Forum Video Card Guru........ help needed.. new card older system Forum Looking for GPU upgrade for older CPU in socket 939 Forum Upgrading an older stock system Forum 6870 in a older system Forum Help Building $700 Gaming PC Forum Help plz Forum Gaming capable PC for $1400-1600 NZ - help appreciated! Forum Help, Parts for gaming Rig (WoW, SC2) Forum [Solved] Help Building First PC Forum Help in uk Forum Help with my first rig $2400-$2600 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !