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Upgrade or not?

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I would like to upgrade but i'm not concerned with having the latest and greatest. I would like to stick with an i5 maybe quad core.

I am getting 2x2GB 1600 memory and a GTX460 so what would be a good/cheap processor/mobo to get that would last me awhile?

I was looking at maybe the i5-760 but I'm not sure if that will give me the best bang for buck.

I play mostly WOW but it was glitchy on just medium settings, so would the 460 clear that up or would it just bottleneck my current processor?
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post #2 of 5
Your current rig + 4GB of 1600MHz RAM and a GTX 460 will be more than enough for World of Warcraft.

Why not just upgrade the RAM and GPU anyway, and see how it goes? If you still want more performance, then's the time to be thinking about getting a new CPU and motherboard.
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Well I have noticed that my system isn't as fast as I want it to be. I had and E8400 and everything was a lot faster loading and opening up programs and this AMD chip just seems sluggish.
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Phenom II x4 810 Biostar TA880GB+ EVGA GTX 460 1GB SC 2x2GB G.Skill 1600 CL7 
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2x250GB Asus DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Asus 25.5" HD 
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Corsair 650TX CM HAF 912 
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2x250GB Asus DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Asus 25.5" HD 
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Corsair 650TX CM HAF 912 
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post #4 of 5
I'd say going from an E8400 to your CPU was a bit of a sidegrade, really. If you're looking to go back to Intel then I'd say there's no point looking at an i5-7x0 - the i5-2x00 chips are superior and the chips/motherboards are around the same price. Might be a good idea to wait a bit before buying until things calm down with the recalls and so on, though.
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Well I sold my other system and have just been piecing this one together so that's how I ended up with this one.

But that's gonna be at like the end of the month LOL
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Phenom II x4 810 Biostar TA880GB+ EVGA GTX 460 1GB SC 2x2GB G.Skill 1600 CL7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250GB Asus DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Asus 25.5" HD 
PowerCase
Corsair 650TX CM HAF 912 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 810 Biostar TA880GB+ EVGA GTX 460 1GB SC 2x2GB G.Skill 1600 CL7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250GB Asus DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Asus 25.5" HD 
PowerCase
Corsair 650TX CM HAF 912 
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