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07-02-2017, 12:10 AM
Hey guys. Just looking for some input on upgrading the main components of my rig eventually. This is what I currently have running which still runs well and allows me to play pretty much most games out there right now but I would like to upgrade my motherboard/processor to something a little faster at some point so if you have any suggestions on what is good but not too expensive I would appreciate it.

AMD Phenom II X4 955
Deneb 45nm Technology

8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 805MHz (9-9-9-2)

Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. GA-990FXA-UD5 (Socket M2)

SyncMaster (1920x1080@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (EVGA)

07-02-2017, 08:36 AM
I guess it all depends on what you like better really. If it were I, I would go witht he following :

At least an AMD 8 Core CPU and or Intel i7 6th Gen or better.

EVGA Motherboard to match for sure as they are built for Gaming as you know.

16Gig DDR4 dual channel. I still think dual channel is faster than single stick even at higher capacity.

EVGA Graphics, 4gig card. 1080 version. Long version of a card. The stubby versions aren't as fast in my opinion plus you need the cooling.

If you do build, I would be interested in the 960 :) Could work something out I'm sure.

07-02-2017, 03:08 PM
I did an upgrade on mine i went for

Maximus V111 HERO motherboard
intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @4.00Hz 4.00 GHz
32 GB ram
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
3TB hard drive + ssd drive

07-02-2017, 05:29 PM
Oh Nice :)

07-02-2017, 06:44 PM
It's fast and go's like a dream

07-02-2017, 08:54 PM
Good suggestions. I will have to price that stuff out and see what I can do later this year or in the new year. My vid card I actually just upgraded from a 560 Ti so the jump to a 960 was a big one already although I would love a 1080 but those are still a bit pricey. The RAM I can probably do as well...it's just the major components that will be the costly ones.
Nice upgrade indeed there Victory!

07-02-2017, 10:44 PM
Yeah wife and I stuck on EVGA 750 Ti's for now. One of these days we'll upgrade when $$ frees up from somewhere.