I currently run an AMD 920, oc'd to 3.08.
I have a A780GXE/128M mobo and 6 gig of ram and a 128gb SSD and a huge aftermarket thermaltake CPU fan.
I have a 7950 video card. I was thinking that if there is a bottleneck anywhere now in my system it would be the processor.
Now, with driving games and FPS taking up about half my time, and photo editing the other half, I am wondering if I can futureproof my machine by getting a 965 BE and OC it as far as I can go.
Pretty sure nothing faster will fit in this mobo, so the only thing to do would be to step up to a new processor. This would mean a new mobo, new memory. So, if I want to make the leap I go from 150$ to 430 bucks for an i5, mobo and memory.
How close does the OVERCLOCKED 965 BE come to an i5? Does this plan make any sense?