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Dying motherboard - Which upgrade path should I take?

post #1 of 9
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Hey all, my motherboards dying so I wanted to ask everyones opinion on what upgrade parth I should take, these are my options:

- Get a new socket 775 motherboard and a HD5870 and use everything else from my sig rig.

- Get a Core i5 760, new CPU cooler, new socket 1156 motherboard, 4gb DDR3 and use current GPU, harddrive, case etc.

Thoughts? I dont have the money to get a GPU upgrade with the Core i5, so dont suggest it haha.
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The new Sandy Bridge CPUs are being released very soon so if you do a CPU upgrade, I'd go with one of them. What do you use your PC for currently? If you do things like encoding, multitasking, etc. that use CPU, I'd recommend going that route. But if you find your current CPU to be sufficient and your graphics card is struggling with games or other applications then I would upgrade your GPU. The 4870 is still a decent card for most recent games so personally I'd probably do the CPU upgrade.
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post #3 of 9
I suggest you wait for sandy bridge and bulldozer
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post #4 of 9
What makes you think that your motherboard is dying?

I would wait until SB comes out at the very least, you may see some price drops.
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Alrightys guys I'll wait til SB, I doubt my PC will last that long though haha.

And well my main PCI-E x16 slot is bust, it works, but when I use it, my PC is finicky about when it'll boot up. If i use the secondary x4 slot, it works perfect.
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
Alrightys guys I'll wait til SB, I doubt my PC will last that long though haha.

And well my main PCI-E x16 slot is bust, it works, but when I use it, my PC is finicky about when it'll boot up. If i use the secondary x4 slot, it works perfect.
Interesting, have you looked at your card for worn contacts, and the same for the slot?
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Interesting, have you looked at your card for worn contacts, and the same for the slot?
Indeed I have, nothing looks out of the ordinary

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Indeed I have, nothing looks out of the ordinary

Thats a pity, the p5k series were some good boards.
post #9 of 9
I would go sandybridge personally. If you aren't comfortable with new tech, go with the 760 upgrade. It will help 'future proof' for 2-3 years.
 
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