Looking to get a new CPU and Motherboard.

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by kjb1686, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. kjb1686

    kjb1686 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 30, 2009
    United States
    Olean New York
    Hi everyone I am looking to get a new motherboard and CPU. I have had mine for about 2 years so I figured it is time for an update. I have a 7970 GPU at the moment and I3 processor as well. I was looking into upgrading to a I5 and new MOBO but not sure which one as there is a few out there.

    I am hoping to spend about 250-300 for both items I might just get a processor now and wait on the MOBO if that is the case I was hoping to spend about 200 for the processor. Below is links to what I currently have.

    Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge Dual-Core 3.3GHz


    ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP

  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    Honestly I would just stick with Sandy Bridge i5 if all you do is gaming. Gains from Ivy Bridge and Haswell are minimal for gaming purposes.