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 179 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 Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !