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want to upgrade my cpu and mobo with a budget of $160 to 170$ it could also be a amd rig pls suggeset me a best pair in my budget
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You could try to get your hands on a AMD Phenom X4 for a little more then 100, then spend the rest on the motherboard. I recomend Asus.
Or you can get an X3, and a motherboard that supports core unlocking, then try unlocking it to a X4, but it's not guarantee'd it will work.

But imho if you are trying to build a gaming PC you should first upgrade the graphics card, because it's probably the biggest bottleneck in your PC atm
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you got to spend a little more than that for an upgrade from your intel build.
maybe spend about 250 or so.

honestly, the upgrades that only cost 150 to 170 aren't really upgrades
   
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Originally Posted by markothevrba View Post
You could try to get your hands on a AMD Phenom X4 for a little more then 100, then spend the rest on the motherboard. I recomend Asus.
Or you can get an X3, and a motherboard that supports core unlocking, then try unlocking it to a X4, but it's not guarantee'd it will work.

But imho if you are trying to build a gaming PC you should first upgrade the graphics card, because it's probably the biggest bottleneck in your PC atm
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