Upgrade MOBO or get an i5? Tags: CPUs Compatibility Motherboards Intel i5 Last response: February 27, 2013 7:35 PM in CPUs Share achonez February 27, 2013 6:30:46 PM Hello, I have at the moment a 960t with a 880-e45 MOBO which is not very good. Microcenter has a better MOBO for $142 But a i5 is $169.99 with $50 off a compatible motherboard. I can get an open box and get the MOBO for about $20. Which is a better option? More about : upgrade mobo djangoringo a b à CPUs a c 81 V Motherboard February 27, 2013 6:48:55 PM I would get the i5 and a new motherboard with it, since you're going to a microcenter store, grab the i5, it will be a huge boost from the 960t, cpu wise. m 0 l lazyboy947 a c 177 à CPUs a b V Motherboard February 27, 2013 7:35:34 PM If u didnt have that microcenter a new board would work, but at that cost get the i5. Did u attempt to unlock that x4 to an x6? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedupgrade from i5 2500 and P67 mobo Forum SolvedDo I need to upgrade BIOS? H61M-A mobo + i5 3570 CPU Forum can i upgrade from a Intel Pentium to I5 760 in same mobo Forum Upgrade to FX8350 or i5 4670 and new mobo? Forum SolvedUpgrade part assistance I5, mobo, ram Forum Solved[help]Upgrading g2020 to i5 3570 on mobo h61 Forum Upgrade to a 770 or upgrade mobo to 1155 and cpu to core i5 3570k? Forum Can I upgrade my cpu to i5 with asus p5lp-le mobo Forum Worth Upgrading to i5 2500k and mobo...? Forum SolvedDo I need a x97 MOBO for an i5 4590? Forum Solvedz97 mobo for 130 dollars for i5 4690k Forum Solved2x 660ti + new mobo or i5 + new mobo? Forum SolvedOverclocking an i5 4690k and r9 290x, top MOBO brand's best performers? Forum SolvedI5- 4690k and GTX 770 superclocked, looking for compatible mobo less then $140 Forum SolvedMobo for my I5 4670K Forum SolvedIs the Intel i5 4690k compatible with the asus z87 pro mobo? Forum SolvedSwitching from AMD A8-5500 to a i5 4690K + mobo Forum Solvedmobo for i5 4460 Forum SolvedWould an intel core i5 3450 3.1Ghz fit on to a gigabyte h77m-d3h mATX Mobo? Forum SolvedMSI GTX 760 + i5 4670K = What mobo? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !