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Asus M4A88T-M Worth Upgrade?

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May 7, 2012 3:23:46 PM

Hi, I was thinking of upgrading my cpu to Phenom II X6 1045T and adding an 5570 or 5670 for crossfire. Or I was thinking of upgrading my mobo to Asus F1A75-M Pro with APU A8-3870K, 6570 or 6670 for crossfire with apu and 1600 Ram. My budget is about $250 to $300 to invest for upgrade. I want to know what is my best choice for light gaming and everyday use thanks.


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Asus M4A88T-M, Athlon II X3 440, Western Digital 1 TB, Corsair 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz Ram, No GPU and Cool Master 460w PSU.
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May 7, 2012 5:28:09 PM

Do you really need 6 cores?

I mean for your uses you would be better served by less cores and higher clock speed.

I'd go for a x4 955/965.

Remember the X4/X6 is discontinued and was replaced by the FX series. If your gonna buy one you better hurry before they disappear.

Also HD5XXX series has been long discontinued, it was replaced by the HD6XXX series which has been recently replaced by the HD7XXX series.

I'd recommend a HD7750 as a decent budget card.
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May 7, 2012 5:54:52 PM

Man ima be straigh up honest with you...i have officially decided if you can get ahold of the highend Phenom II's your better off to go Intel...
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May 7, 2012 8:03:04 PM

He has a AMD motherboard, an Intel processor won't fit in it. lol
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May 13, 2012 11:16:01 AM

Thanks everyone, I think I'm going to stay with my current mobo. I'm just going to upgrade my cpu to 6 cores and getting an gpu for under $100. My top 3 gpu I'm looking for is 5670, 6670 or 440 GT. I'm looking for a good gpu with my current psu of 460w. Any suggestions anyone? And can I use any gpu with minimum requirements of 400 watts or higher?
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May 13, 2012 11:38:24 AM

which cards do you recommend with my current mobo specs?
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May 13, 2012 11:44:11 AM

well my max budget would be $140 after cpu. yes i'm getting an phenom II x6 for muilt-tasking and a gpu for some gaming, video editing and etc. i was recommend for a gtx 550 ti but I dont know if my psu would handle it.
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May 13, 2012 11:45:43 AM

my current build would be the same except the cpu which would be phenom II x6...
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May 13, 2012 11:47:11 AM

my max resolution is 1440x990 dvi monitor, i may upgrade my monitor in a later date but not right now.
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May 13, 2012 12:16:27 PM

HD 6770 $110-120, HD 7770 $130-140, GTX 550 TI $120-140, HD 6850 $130-150, GTX 460/560 $140-190. Well some of them use more than one 6-pin for psu. I only have one 6 pin but i do prefer not use it if i can for a gpu. So far its either HD 6770 or GTX 550 TI. GTX 460/560 requires an minium of 450 watts. Is HD 7750 bad?
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May 13, 2012 12:30:06 PM

well i wanted to save some electric bill if it matters since i never bought an gpu before lol. so i don't know if it matters if i get one with power 6 pin or not?
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May 13, 2012 12:30:58 PM

Best answer selected by boshaun7.
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May 13, 2012 12:59:55 PM

Ok thanks I'm leaning to an GTX 550 TI. Just to let you know I just posted another forum on video card for people's opinion on the same questions which gpu is the best for under $120.
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May 13, 2012 1:01:43 PM

Oh I forgot to mention if its worth to get an gddr3 over gddr5? I assume its better with an gddr5 for faster performance overall.
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May 14, 2012 11:35:08 AM

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