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Fyi i bought the 965. I Checked the Motherboard cpu compatibility lists. I suppose i can bust out my spot cool fan.
    
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I would say it all starts with your rate of upgrade.

1. How long until you would be looking to go Bulldozer. If not for a year or 2 I would say get your self a new MOBO that will last until then. Then OC, unlock the crap out of your current chip and wait just a bit longer and then get a new CPU once you have a MOBO that can handle the high TDP.

2. If you are looking for current speed upgrade I would say SSD and Quad Athlon II.

3. I would definitely look into fixing the fan on the 5770 before you cook that and you are looking for a new GPU.
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Avoid the Athlon II quads if you are gaming. I've had 2 x4's and an x3 and even compared to a phenom II, are just not all that great.

More noticeable stutter and they do not overclock very well at all. I would definitely avoid it if you plan on getting a Fermi based GPU as well, as they like as much CPU power as they can get. They are great for media/general usage PCs, but not for gaming.
     
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