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ok i have a computer currently with these specs...and it has lag while playing league of legends.. im trying to figure out what needs to be upgraded

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128387

mobo seems good bought it since 7/7/2009 <<<< LOL and hmm does it support the newer phenom x4 955-965's? i think it does..but i would like to get a confirm answer....


ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler <
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) currently for.. 84.99 still on newegg.. wow lol price actually went up.. i got it for 49.99... back then
8800 Gt

is it ok to run the amd pii x4 955 with ddr2 ram?

So my question is... will the 650tx support the phenom ii x4 955-965 OVerclocked to 3.6-3.8ghz? or hmm should i just leave it on stock since the cooler doenst seem to be one of thoes high end ones.. will the 650tx also support one of the higher end gfx with the cpu upgrade and the ram possibility. if i could pull a h50 out of my ass.. hmm. Lol. damn stress because i dont want to stress the psu.. i feel like im stuck on upgrading one.. CPU OR GFX. cause if i do both i would have to buy a new psu?

should i just upgrade the gfx and see how it does then do the cpu.. cause to me the cpu seems alright and meets most of every games needs. ahhh which gfx should i get? that will allow headroom for future cpu upgrades and overclocking and wouldnt stress the psu?

i might take the 8800 gt and use it as a PsychX card.. is that hard to set up? lol and would it even help? with certain games that uses it? like batman or would it just slow.. my gtx 280 down.
Edited by vvilliamm - 12/30/10 at 10:20pm
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it might not support the hex cores but it will support all others just with only ddr2 support.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3038#ov
and i was wrong it should support every single am2 am2+ and am3 cpu
    
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650tx is way more than u need

also check the manufacturers site for bios supports
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.. im surprised a old mobo like back in the days.. is still useful lol even with the new 6 cores... kinda shocked... should i upgrade the gfx first and see how it performs then move on to upgrading the cpu? since the cpu prices will probably drop?
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Originally Posted by vvilliamm View Post
.. im surprised a old mobo like back in the days.. is still useful lol even with the new 6 cores... kinda shocked... should i upgrade the gfx first and see how it performs then move on to upgrading the cpu? since the cpu prices will probably drop?
Yep. Knowing AMD, they'll probably adjust prices based on how Sandy Bridge performs.
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You haven't even said what CPU you have currently. If its an older K8 (Athlon x2), then yeah you need a new CPU first. If its an Athlon II or Phenom II, then get a GPU first.
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oh my lord... i didnt even list the cpu LOL! very noob of me..

Phenom ii x2 oc to 3.6ghz currently.... so thats why i was thinking GFX first.. what gfx should i get? thats not going to stress the 650tx psu much later on when upgrading to a ii x4 or a x6 over-clocking? +4gb ram to make a total of 8gb?
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