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Is it worth Upgrading my CPU/MB?

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August 24, 2012 11:40:54 AM

Hello everyone. First time poster here so be nice :) .

I have a computer I built that is getting a little long in the tooth. It still works fine for my purposes but it needs a larger hard drive. As I have been researching my upgrade options I decided any new HD must be SATA6. Unfortunately my current MB only supports SATA3. This led me to looking at new MB and possibly a new CPU. The caveat is that I am between jobs so my budget is very tight. I have roughly $100 to spend on any MB/CPU combo. I found a MB I think will work for me but I am having trouble telling if any CPUs in my budget range would be worth getting over the CPU I have currently. What I thought I would do is list my current system and the board I am thinking about picking up and ask if there is a low cost CPU out there that will make a big improvement in what I have now. Thanks.

Current System:
CPU: AMD Athlon II 630 2.80 GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MB: GA-MA790GPT-UD3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is the MB I found.

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AMD 890GX AM3 Motherboard
http://www.frys.com/product/6185269?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Is there a CPU in the say up $100 range that would be a worth while upgrade over what I have now?

Thanks everyone.

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August 24, 2012 11:44:43 AM

upgrade MB is not worth ... upgrade cpu is worth keep your money for wait next generation totally upgrade
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