Looking to get a new CPU and Motherboard.

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

  1. kjb1686
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    kjb1686 GBAtemp Regular

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    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

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

    ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157302
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    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.