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I only have 150$ to spend atm. What should my next upgrade be? I was thinking of getting a new mobo. Maybe a Z97. I primarily use my rig for a variety of different games and everyday general use. I want a board that is better than my current one for overclocking. Thanks and I appreciate all suggestions and feedback.
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post #2 of 7
how much ram u have and what is your gpu ?
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How much RAM do you have? Looking at your rig, I'm guessing you've got at least 8GB...but if you've got less than that (e.g. 4GB), you should definitely see a performance improvement in a variety of applications (including games) if you get more RAM. 8GB to 16GB, not as much of an improvement, if any...but 4GB to 8GB, noticeable.
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I have 8gb @ 1600. My GPU is a R9 270 which runs decently for 1080p. I will be getting a 290 later down the road.
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post #5 of 7
If your sig rig is correct you've got a 6300 currently, z97 is of course intel. I take it this upgrade will be for a new build altogether?

If not, I'd pick up a 8350 on or a new ssd to be honest, but realistically I think you are better off saving the $150 for a bigger upgrade.
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What mobo would you suggest with the 8350?
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Razzaa View Post

What mobo would you suggest with the 8350?
CHV

I would suggest that for any AMD chip..really..there is nothing better.
Anyone who cares to try to prove that statement wrong, feel free. biggrin.gif
 
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