I currently own Am3470g-uw10p Acer computer. I have already replaced the PSU (was 300watt) to a raidmax 630. I put in a dedicate graphics card radeon 7770 and upgraded the ram from 4gb to 8gb. I still have some gaming issues and believe my CPU is bottlenecking. The processor is Fusion Quad-Core A6-3620 2.2 GHz. I have looked at reviews and because my motherboard is FM1 socket I don't have many upgrade options besides an a8 3.0ghz processor. I'm thinking of getting a different motherboard that would take an Inter i5 or so. My main question is I ran Sandylite to get some info on the current mother board an it states "Removable - NO" How can I determine which new motherboard will fit into my current case, run with my current gear, and give me options to better CPU's and if this is something that really can't be done is there a FM1 socket CPU that you recommend? Thanks in advance
I had looked at just getting a new case, i3-3220, and new mobo to support the intel. I read a few articles that were similar to mine where people were saying moving from the a6(quad core that I have) to an i3 (dual core) i wouldnt be doing myself any good and was told to get an i5. My question at that point would I even see a difference of moving from what I have to an i3(cost of about $270). Not change mobo and just get the AMD a8.(cost of about $120) I know there is the well just spend the extra $60 (totalling $330) and get the i5.
Im already leaning towards getting the i5 set up, but for my own knowledge, would that i3 setup be better than what I have. If so would it be better than upgrading the AMD to the a8 series?