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[BUILD HELP] Computer upgrade for a friend

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November 14, 2012 6:27:36 PM

HE has
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BLACK EDITION
Video card: ASUS RADEON HD6950 1GB
His power suply unit is 650w
He says that he has this motherboard: ASUS AM3 AMD 870 DDR3 RAID SATA6 ATX
And he wants to get a new processor and video card. He would prefer a i5 ivy bridge processor, a GTX 670 card and he doesn't know about the mother board, should he change it
Sorry if I was unclear, but we both aren't wise in computer
He has a limited budget(800$)
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 102 U Graphics card
November 14, 2012 7:27:28 PM

He will have to get a new motherboard because the sockets for these 2 processors are different. He will most likely also have to reinstall windows.
November 15, 2012 8:53:52 AM

I fixed what I wrote. His budget is 800$

What would be the best choice of a i5 processor for gaming
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November 15, 2012 8:54:09 AM

tiny voices said:
He will have to get a new motherboard because the sockets for these 2 processors are different. He will most likely also have to reinstall windows.

I fixed what I wrote. His budget is 800$

What would be the best choice of a i5 processor for gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 102 U Graphics card
November 15, 2012 2:54:53 PM

If he plans to overclock then the 3570k . If he gets this he will need a Z77 motherboard. If he doesn't plan to over clock then get a 3470. In this care you won't need a Z77 board
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