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Gaming PC build - Need Advice.

Last response: in Systems
February 11, 2013 6:17:01 AM

I posted this in another section but it was the wrong area for the specific PC I wanted. So please forgive me on that department:

hey guys, I'm in the market to upgrade my current PC and here is what i have so far.

CPU: AMD FX-8320 8 Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme4 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A2000C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD7870 2GB Myst Edition
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W HCG-520
Storage: already have my old HDD drives and ill get a better one in the future.
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS Mid Tower Case Black

I've already got the PSU and GPU so i cant actually change those around but I'm unsure about the CPU/Motherboard/RAM/Case!
I would love some help in deciding what i should change if any.

I have to buy parts from PC Case Gear ( aussie shop which is fairly cheap for me)

I thought about these for the CPU and Motherboard but I dont have any idea!!!

Intel Core i5 3470
ASRock B75 Pro3-M Motherboard

24 More dollars gets me The Amd and Extreme 4 is that wroth it?

I'm gonna have to order in the next few days (1-3 days) and would love some help!! Also, I cant spend much more than what i have put down so my budget would be something like 290 total for a CPU / Motherboard.

Thanks, Justin

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February 11, 2013 6:22:18 AM

fx 8320/8350 is on par with i5 3470, but with double power draw 125W fx vs 77W i5
February 11, 2013 7:00:46 AM

ah ok so, So they run the same but what about the mobo? Because if i did change to the i5 id have to change Mobo and would that be wroth it? Also with those 2 would they run with the rest of the set up?