Hello, I just recently upgraded my GPU to a GTX 660ti, the problem is, I haven't enough money to buy a new CPU, so it is still an old Core 2 Duo E6400 that is severely bottlenecking the GTX 660ti. Can someone help me with finding the a good cheap mobo and CPU combo that does not bottleneck my GPU? AMD or Intel doesn't really matter to me, neither do the sockets as I'm changing my mobo anyways. My budget is around 200$-300$ Canadian. Please help, I want to get the best out of my new card.
also unless you live near a microcenter or frys I doubt you will find what you need. I live in a medium sized city and for the life of me couldn't find anything for a cheap AMD gaming build. Sorry if this didn't help
Thats fine vickus, I was already looking at that motherboard for an AMD board, might go with that one.
The ASUS motherboard vickus listed is actually very decent, you can achieve very modest OC's with it as well. It's also fully capable of supporting Piledriver CPU's, so I don't see why not you shouldn't go with it if you can save money!
How do I go about finding out what RAM I have? Not sure if it's DDR2 or DDR3.
Download CPU-Z and go under the "Memory" section. It should tell you if you have DDR3 or DDR2
The ASUS mobo vickus recommended does not get shipped to my location.. can you guys recommend a good one that is about the same price?