Last xmas I built a budget gaming rig for my son. . The rig has
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 Mobo
AMD Athlon II X340 with 1 core unlocked.
AMD HD 6850 GPU
Rosewill Challenger AXT Mid Tower Case
The rig seems cpu bound and i think we have 2 options.
1) replace cpu AMD Phenom II X4, but I don't think that will help much
2) upgrade from ADM chipset to Intel Chipset.
If we upgrade to Intel what recommendation for value priced MOBO and butter cpu but still in the budget or slightly above budget categroy? I like the ASrock we have and would like to maintain crossfire compatability.