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 175 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 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 SolvedShould i get NEW MOBO for my Intel i5 2310 or Buy FX 6300 and good Motherboard...? Forum SolvedUsed Q6600 or a new I5 + mobo for 650 Ti (Non boost) Forum SolvedLooking for good MOBO and RAM for I5 4670k! Forum SolvedMobo for i5 4670k ? Forum SolvedLooking for intel i5 no oc + single gpu mobo Forum Solvedi5 4670k with asus gryphon mobo new to overclock pls help Forum SolvedNew H87M-Plus mobo + Intel i5 4590 + 8Gb corsair DDR3-1600 - doesn't boot - black screen only Forum SolvedMobo for an i5 4670k Forum SolvedmATX mobo to go well with an i5 4570 Forum SolvedNew mobo for Intel Core i5 4590 Forum SolvedLow budget Mobo for i5 4670 + gtx 760 Forum SolvedA mobo for I7 4790 / i5 4590 semi-gaming, semi-pro audio video PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !