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Upgrade cpu or motherboard, what to buy?

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January 6, 2013 8:00:49 PM

i wish to invest in new cpu+motherboard but what should i buy?

im gonna use it for gaming and streaming, thinking about making a stream PC out of the parts that are not gonna be used anymore, if i invest in new cpu+motherboard.

money to use: 550$

Currently desktop:

CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core i7 920, 2785 MHz (21 x 133)
CPU Alias Bloomfield

Motherboard: EVGA E758

GPU: Asus GEFORCE 670

RAM; 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz


Kindly regards swisz

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January 6, 2013 8:34:33 PM

3770k with a z77 board would be the best bet maybe the msi mpower board it has some really nice features if it is in your price range with the 3770k
January 7, 2013 8:29:26 AM

What to choose?

MSI Z77 MPower, Socket-1155
or
MSI Z77A-GD80, Socket-1155

Seems like the MPower can run more BUS clocks than the GD80. Will that mean overclocking on the GD80 wont work on RAM?
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