New setup with old parts

Hey,
right now i got a Core 2 6320, GeForce 9800GT and 3GB DDR2 on Asus board. Ive been on this setup for a long time now and its time to upgrade. I want a new CPU (Quad core) so i know i would need to change the board and get some DDR3 but ill stay with my 9800GT, case and power supply. I was looking on tigerdirect.ca/newegg.ca . i Found one that seems good for the price

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4809422&Sku=M69-0800


I dont game so much. Starcraft 2, LoL and D3. Mainly for web surfing and music. Budget arround 200$
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  1. not that great actually.

    the cost isn't horrible, but the Athloon II 640 isn't that much of a step up froma core 2 duo, and a single stick of DDR3 won't perform as well. for your CA$200 budget:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($64.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($34.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $204.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    alternately

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock 770iCafe ATX AM3 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $189.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  2. Wow thanks, didnt know there was a website like that! And i think my graphic card will perform well in 2012 ? And better to have two bar of memory or one do the job ?
  3. no, I don't, a 9800GT is BARELY as functional as a low-to-mid level modern GPU, which uses 1/4 the power

    two bars of memory, as long as they are paired as dual-channel memory, will be about 5% faster than a single bar
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