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Upgrading CPU and Mobo

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December 17, 2012 1:46:14 AM

Hi folks, I'm planning on upgrading my motherboard and processor because I feel its outdated and slow. I use my computer mostly for gaming, multitasking, and video production. When I say multitasking I mean Firefox is opened in 5 tabs, downloading music, listening to Spotify, transferring files, on my other monitor while playing Call of Duty. Also I like to be doing different applications when working on video production (Sony Vegas, After Effects.) I want this thing to last me for another 2 years if possible. I am willing to look at either Intel or AMD since I need to upgrade the motherboard aswell.

Specs:
Corsair 8 GB DDR3 Ram (2gbx4)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHZ Quad Core
Windows 7 64 Bit
AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB DDR 5
AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case
ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready

Also I kinda rushed buying the Graphics card so I was wondering what are you thoughts on this card for gaming? Budget for both Motherboard and Processor is under $300 please. Thanks guys

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December 17, 2012 1:50:23 AM
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December 17, 2012 4:04:01 AM

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