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So I want to upgrade should I upgrade my CPU or motherboard?
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If you had to choose between one, I would choose the CPU. You should look into a Q6600 or a Q9550 depending on your budget.
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If you had to choose between one, I would choose the CPU. You should look into a Q6600 or a Q9550 depending on your budget.
^This, if you upgrade your mobo you won't see a increase in performance because you'll still be stuck with that chip.
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post #4 of 23
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^This, if you upgrade your mobo you won't see a increase in performance because you'll still be stuck with that chip.
Very ture I wanted to maybe buy a q6600 but I want to be able to do raid.
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Very ture I wanted to maybe buy a q6600 but I want to be able to do raid.
How much money is your total upgrade budget?
    
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How much money is your total upgrade budget?
Up to about $80ish maybe $90 and I want to stick with the 775.
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post #7 of 23
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Very ture I wanted to maybe buy a q6600 but I want to be able to do raid.
Ah, I see your dilemma. Well I'm pretty sure your E2200 is bottlenecking your 6850. It all depends if you want more responsive OS or more performance in gaming and multitasking.
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But if you upgrade your board you can update your CPU at a later time and if you choose to upgrade your CPU now when you upgrade again in the future you will have to upgrade your board and your CPU.

I say save the money and get a brand new board and get a CPU later.

It all depends though on how often you upgrade.
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But if you upgrade your board you can update your CPU at a later time and if you choose to upgrade your CPU now when you upgrade again in the future you will have to upgrade your board and your CPU.

I say save the money and get a brand new board and get a CPU later.

It all depends though on how often you upgrade.
i agree. no use in upgrading to another 775 now. save up
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Ah, I see your dilemma. Well I'm pretty sure your E2200 is bottlenecking your 6850. It all depends if you want more responsive OS or more performance in gaming and multitasking.
I think it is bottlenecking it too.



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But if you upgrade your board you can update your CPU at a later time and if you choose to upgrade your CPU now when you upgrade again in the future you will have to upgrade your board and your CPU.

I say save the money and get a brand new board and get a CPU later.

It all depends though on how often you upgrade.
I was thinking maybe the motherboard but I want to get into folding also.
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