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Should I buy a new motherboard or stick with mine and just add memory?

Alright guys, I'm in a bit of a pickle right now. I'm wondering if the time is right to buy a new motherboard for my computer. Or should I get some sticks of RAM just to increase the memory of my current motherboard. All I want to do on my computer is play video games, order stuff online, and watch movies. I don't video edit anything, so I don't think I need super powerful stuff.

Right now, I'm wanting to play some Dead Space 3, Bioshock Infinite, and some others. I'm already locked on to buy a EVGA 2gb 660 or a EVGA 2bg 650TI. (I honestly don't know the difference between the two)

Also, I'm wondering if I should upgrade my processor to play these games? I've heard that I should just stick with the video card/GPU, but I just don't know. I want to play games for this year easily and some years after. I built this computer in 2008, so I think it served me well.

Anyways, what I'm working with is:

Mother board: Asus M4A785T-M
RAM: 4gb
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 440 4 cores
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GT 240

Thanks guys/

Here are the links for the above mentioned video cards. Any advice is appreciated.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/400675/02G-P4-2662-KR_NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_660_Superclocked_2048MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4501133&pagenumber=1&RSort=1&csid=ITD&recordsPerPage=5&body=REVIEWS#CustomerReviewsBlock

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130841&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards-_-EVGA-_-14130841
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  1. you would be better off getting a new cpu pII 965 and a new gpu and that will serve you better or go for a 3570k but that means a complete new build depending on your finances :)
  2. kenny3105 said:
    you would be better off getting a new cpu pII 965 and a new gpu and that will serve you better or go for a 3570k but that means a complete new build depending on your finances :)



    Lame. I'm thinking if I do buy a CPU it would be an I-5. But there's so many types. Is there a type that is exclusively for gaming? Also, the GPU's up there, what do you think? Do you think I should buy those?
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  4. bonuspoints1120 said:
    Lame. I'm thinking if I do buy a CPU it would be an I-5. But there's so many types. Is there a type that is exclusively for gaming? Also, the GPU's up there, what do you think? Do you think I should buy those?



    Dude, a 3570K IS an i5. It’s also one of, if not THE best one for gaming performance versus cost.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    Please don't call free advice lame. He gave you good advice.
  5. Bro. I'm not calling his advice lame. Just that I would have to spend more money to get what I want.
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