Thanks for the quick response
i wanted to shy away from a used CPU, but i gotta do what i gotta do, huh?
That was my choice in the 1st place but have been finding it difficult to find a new 960t sadly, but i wanted a little feedback before i ordered it used from Amazon this morning.
I want to upgrade the MOBO to something a little (lot?) newer but don't really want to purchase a new OS for a new MOBO, (OEM win7/64)
Anyway, thanks again and happy gaming