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    I have now saved enough money from selling DayZ keys that i have enough money to get some upgrades. However I can't decide between getting a new mobo or a new CPU.

    Current components:

    Motherboard - ASUS M5A78L-M LX

    CPU - AMD Athlon 640 (I think) 3.00 GHz quad core.



    Upgrades (possible ones):

    Motherboard - ASUS AM3+ Crosshair V Formula

    CPU - 4.00 GHz AMD FX-8350 8-core 16MB cache


    What do you think? My current Motherboard isn't very good but can support that CPU. But I dont know whether I should get the new Motherboard first so that overclocking will be easier in the future.
    I am a smelly parrot. Enough said...


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    I wouldn't really want to get an eight core processor and a very high end motherboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenom View Post
    I wouldn't really want to get an eight core processor and a very high end motherboard.
    Why? 10chars
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    You don't need it.
    Save it for a graphics card or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenom View Post
    You don't need it.
    Save it for a graphics card or something
    Thats true, although the motherboard I have now is pretty crappy. Doesn't have space for any sound cards etc.
    I am a smelly parrot. Enough said...


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    Doesn't mean you need a very higher end motherboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenom View Post
    You don't need it.
    Save it for a graphics card or something
    Wouldn't his crappy cpu bottleneck his gpu if he bought a new one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sector A7 View Post
    Wouldn't his crappy cpu bottleneck his gpu if he bought a new one?
    I'm saying to get mid end components, not just a graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenom View Post


    I'm saying to get mid end components, not just a graphics card.
    I would like to run Crossfire, however my motherboard doesn't have enough room. And if I did get Crossfire surely my CPU will create a bottleneck as @Sector A7 said.
    I am a smelly parrot. Enough said...


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    Quote Originally Posted by fragrantparrot View Post
    I would like to run Crossfire, however my motherboard doesn't have enough room. And if I did get Crossfire surely my CPU will create a bottleneck as @Sector A7 said.
    He thought I meant do not buy those at all and just buy a graphics card.
    I personally wouldn't buy an 8 core processor.
    I know there's not much AMD boards supporting multi graphics cards but if that's the only one you can find well then that's okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenom View Post


    He thought I meant do not buy those at all and just buy a graphics card.
    I personally wouldn't buy an 8 core processor.
    I know there's not much AMD boards supporting multi graphics cards but if that's the only one you can find well then that's okay.
    Ow I get what you mean now, I'm going to think it over, because I think I do need better processor, but would also like a new mobo to overclock with. thanks for the help!
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