Im new to this but i am using a AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000= Black Edition processor on a GA-MA69GM-S2H MB. I am wondering what other type of processor I could use. Keep in mind that i would prefer something that would be an upgrade. I am looking at Quad core but like i said before I am new to this.
well im looking to keep all my upgrades that i am doing to it around 500 dollars in total. i figured i could start with the processor first or i could go with a MB/CPU combo. Also i should have mentioned it before but i have a ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 series graphics card. I would like to just get a better processor and graphics card since i really plan on playing WoW on my pc as well as doing simple tasks, but im open to anything really. Does the fact that i run a dual monitor setup matter? Also my CPU temp is between 32 to 50 C while playing WoW and other tasks. I read that AMD runs hot but is that normal? Sorry for the mound of questions I'm just so new to stuff like this that i would liek to know as much as i can as fast as i can.
You can get a 955Be with a mobo for under 200. Ram 40usd. Psu 45usd. That will leave you with a lot for your gpu.
You want me to give you some components that will complete a pc setup for under 500usd?
Sure i would love it. Anything that would help me out would be much appreciated
I am using a Thermaltake case. Can i use my HDD from the pc i am using now? its a 300Gig as for brand i have no idea. I know its not SSD tho. Thank you so much for the links. All of the things in them blow my parts out the water.
You can get a Samsung 1Tb drive for 55usd if you want to add a drive. if you have left over you can look for the Hyper 212 or Zalman Performa Cpu cooler. They go from 25-39 usd.
Remember that 965 is marked down dunno for how long. The 955Be also going for 139.99. If the 965 goes back to its original price of 159 then take the 955Be. Basically same cpu.
Thank you so much again. i couldnt ask for anymore. bookmarked all so i can order in morning. you were a great help.
That mobo can only support Athlon x2 and Sempron processors. No quads on its list.
You'll be better off with a mobo/cpu upgrade
I'd like to add some first hand experience with this motherboard for the OP. It DOES support quads. I've personally run a GA-MA69GM-S2H motherboard with a Phenom II X4, so no need to get a new motherboard (or new DDR3 RAM) if you are just looking to upgrade the CPU and graphics card.
The one caveat is you must stick with quads that are 95W or lower. Stay away from the 125W and 140W models. Check out the CPU support list here and skip down to the AM3 support section. The fastest quad Phenom that is fully supported is the 95W Phenom II X4 955.