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post #1 of 15
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Ok, so I would like to upgrade part of my PC soon, the only problem is I can't decide which part to upgrade.

I am trying to decide if I should upgrade my CPU + Motherboard

Or my video card

My CPU right now is a Phenom II x2 560 and I am thinking upgrading to a six core or possibly Bulldozer. My motherboard is an Asus M4N75TD (I know its not good at all ) and I would be looking for something better obviously

My video card right now is a Gigabyte 460 and I am thinking of either buying another 460 when prices go down and SLI them, or upgrading to a 560 or something better (Maybe)

Please give me any advice and help me decide what to upgrade, thank you
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post #2 of 15
I personally would look at getting a quad core and a good cooler to allow overclocking.
post #3 of 15
i would get a phenom x6 a decent asus board and get a new gpu later in the year for sure
post #4 of 15
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I have an Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 which is still working very well.
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post #5 of 15
Your motherboard is fine I don't know why that suggestion got bandwagoned. Grab a 955BE and Hyper 212+ along with a 2nd GTX 460 and your PC will be swingin!
 
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post #6 of 15
Hmmm, very recently I also upgraded my pc. I used to have something similar to what you have right now. Anyway, yeah, go for a six core cpu and get a 880g chipset mobo. 890fx/gx are pretty costly. But if you are going to use crossfire then you should get a 890fx board. I prefer single GPU setups so I bought the asus m4a88tdv evo. It is a great overclocker and has many gr8 features. the only downside is that the second pcie slot is just 4x. But i have already said that i dont need it.
Now comes the gpu part. If you are on a tight budget then stick with the 460 for now. You can get a 570 later. This is what I would have done. Hope it helps you. Good luck.
    
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post #7 of 15
motherboard then cpu then gfx as you have a good gfx card decent cpu and a not so good motherboard

remember when upgrading to double check all compatibly
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post #8 of 15
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Does anyone think I should wait for Bulldozer or just upgrade now
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post #9 of 15
Hell yeah, if you dont mind the wait then please do. I mean, I dont care for the bulldozer cpu but they are also gonna launch new chipsets. The new chipset will futureproof that mobo for a few coming years.
    
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post #10 of 15
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ok

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128435

I don't know if I will be able to get both, but if I had to get one, which one?
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AMD Phenom II x2 560 3.3ghz Asus M4N75TD 750a SLI Gigabyte GTX 460 1gb 4gb G-Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 
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