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I'm Going to buy a new Motherboard and CPU,I need help

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May 27, 2012 4:57:51 AM

Well, I've just bought a graphic card ATI HD 6570 2 GB memory, But it didn't boost my gaming performance or quality, so I've decided to
buy a new mother board and CPU, what do you suggest me to buy?
( I can't buy a core i7 cpu cause it's expensive for me)

I am a gamer and I want to play games like GTA IV, Sims 3 with expansions, Blur, etc.
(my current system is: cpu Intel core 2 Duo, 5 GB available ram, Gigabyte p35 Motherboard and my gaming performance and quality is not satisfying.)

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May 27, 2012 9:03:13 AM

First off how much can you spend?Second that GPU is not very good for gaming nowadays so you might want to consider something better
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May 28, 2012 2:49:28 AM

I'm Not sure about the money, about $500 to $ 700, but I can pay more for a good system if it's necessary
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May 28, 2012 9:32:37 AM

That budget is more than enough for a good system.
I would suggest something like this:
CPU: i3 2100k with aftermarket cooler. Hyper 212 for instance
MB: Any motherboard that uses Z68 chipset. Take your pick on the brand
GPU: 6850 once again take your pick on the brand
PSU: Corsair TX550
RAM: 2x4GB DDR3 1333mhz. Get Corsair or Gskill if possible

Sorry that I didn't provide links. Internet is freaking slow today
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May 28, 2012 11:10:34 AM

I differ in my opinion from akxpckwb in what you should get. I think you should keep your graphic card and upgrade it only after upgrading the cpu, motherboard (MB), and RAM, only if the cpu/mb/ram upgrade by themselves aren't enough to satisfy you.

For the CPU I recommend the Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the MB, a good mid-range choice is GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and for memory, a good inexpensive 8 GB set of ram would be G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Put it all together, and if you still don't get the performance you want, add an AMD based video card, model 6870 or higher to your system.
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May 30, 2012 2:58:10 AM

Thanks for your answers, I'm going to check your suggestions right now :-)
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May 30, 2012 3:01:11 AM

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May 30, 2012 6:57:17 AM

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