I am upgrading my system from Intel duo 2cores e7400.
The cpu i was choosing is the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz and the video card i currently have is the Gigabyte gtx 460 v2. I do not plan on sli but i plan on OC'ing. Is it possible to oc this processor?
I want a good motherboard for this build and i do not know which one to pick.
The ram i want is the CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB, is it compatible?
Can i OC the video card on the motherboard?
The prefered website is Newegg.ca and i live in Canada. My psu is Seasonic 520w and my case Lexa Blackline.
Yes its possible to OC the CPU, although to go higher than 3.7GHZ you will need an aftermarket cooler. I would suggest a CoolerMaster 212 Evo. For overclocking, Phenom IIs tend to top out at 4.0-4.4GHZ (every CPU overclocks differently)
I looked at the Asrock boards on newegg.ca, I thought the only decent ones were too expensive, which is why I went to Asus. If you want an asrock mobo, I would take this one out of newegg.ca's selection, although, its more expensive than it should be for what it is (the same board is priced a lot cheaper at newegg in the US)
Close enough? Color scheme aside, in terms of quality, my vote is still going to fall in favor of the Asus. That Asrock board is only $90 on Newegg's US website, and to be honest with 4+1 power phases, its not worth a penny more. The Asus board I linked to you has a 6+2 power phase. Whats a power phase you say? Useful for getting stable CPU overclocks.
Depends on the $150 mobo in question. Is there one specifically you have in mind? Honestly though, I'd say you're overspending at that point. And might want to look at Intel i5s if you have that kind of budget.
Probably a little bit yes, that doesn't mean it wouldn't be worth considering. You can always get a better video card later on. Most games the video card is the limiting factor anyway. Pretty much any modern CPU is overpowered for the vast majority of computer games Phenom IIs and i5s alike.