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Alright so it's that time again, time to upgrade my computer because I can't stream WoW or League of Legends.


I'm contemplating if I should upgrade my Phenom 945 and get a FX 8320/8350 would I see a difference in performance? Or should I wait to upgrade my processor?
(Btw, I'm sticking to AMD cheaper parts kinda on a budget.)

My current mobo is here - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131942 is it compatible with a FX 8320/8350?

As for my Graphics card I own a Nvidia 9800GT (omg please I know don't say it)

I want to go with a XFX 7850 2GB, and I'm pretty adamant on my decision, unless you could reccomend a better/cheaper alternative but for 174.99 I can't really complain all too much.

As for RAM upgrading it from 4 to 8 GB.


Would this 'new' setup be decent for streaming in 720p and be good for the next 2 or so years?

Cheers!
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Hi.

I don't know if you bought this stuff already but if you haven't, then you can because that board does support FX series CPU's since it has an AM3+ socket. The GFX card you chose is a good value for money card, at least here.

I can't say how well that board will OC but for a normal rig it'll be fine.

Cheers,

Jared
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Please excuse what ever is on my account I haven't used this site in a while.. :x

Alright so it's that time again, time to upgrade my computer because I can't stream WoW or League of Legends.


I'm contemplating if I should upgrade my Phenom 945 and get a FX 8320/8350 would I see a difference in performance? Or should I wait to upgrade my processor?
(Btw, I'm sticking to AMD cheaper parts kinda on a budget.)

My current mobo is here - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131942 is it compatible with a FX 8320/8350?

As for my Graphics card I own a Nvidia 9800GT (omg please I know don't say it)

I want to go with a XFX 7850 2GB, and I'm pretty adamant on my decision, unless you could reccomend a better/cheaper alternative but for 174.99 I can't really complain all too much.

As for RAM upgrading it from 4 to 8 GB.


Would this 'new' setup be decent for streaming in 720p and be good for the next 2 or so years?

Cheers!
Ok so your questions in order.

Yes either the 8320 or the 8350 will be a huge and very noticable performance difference.
The mobo you have now, I personally wouldn't trust it. I would say get the 8320, and with the money you save over the 8350, put it towards a new motherboard.
I would say go for this http://www.microcenter.com/product/411454/H787QT2G2M_AMD_Radeon_HD_7870_IceQ_Turbo_2048MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card Its $25 more then your XFX 7850, but with tons more power. If you really can't go over budget, go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131473&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= Its $25 cheaper then the XFX you picked out.
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