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Looking for upgrade advice

Feb 22, 2010
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Toledo Ohio
System Name G3.0
Processor 965 BE
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
Cooling Corsair H50
Memory 2x4 G.Skill Sniper
Video Card(s) Asus 4850
Storage 128gb crucial ssd
Display(s) 32" 720p Sceptre LCD tv
Case Coolermaster 922
Power Supply Corsair 750
Time has come that I am actually considering replacing my trusty DFI DK 790FXB-M3H5. Not for any specific reason mind you just bitten by the upgrade bug. Basically wanting any input/opinions as to whether it would be worthwhile to upgrade my board. Though I'm up to my eyes is hardware daily it's been quite a while since I've had to pay attention to the higher performance end of the spectrum, also I've begun to question my devotion to DFI though for no reason other than I tend to question myself quite a bit.

System is mainly used for gaming, definitive parts will be

Coolermaster HAF 922
Corsair H50
Sapphire 4850x2 2gb
Mushkin 700w psu
Seagate 500gb Sata II

For the board my options that I see are continue with the 790FXB or swap out with
Gigabyte GA-880GA-UDH3

with the long term goal being to sell off binned old parts and electronics for
Asus Sabertooth 990FX or Asus Crosshair V Formula/Thunderbolt
and a AMD FX-8150

Again with ram I have options available
4x2gb Corsair Xms3 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 @1.65v
2x4gb G.Skill Sniper 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 @1.5v or
2x4gb G.Skill Riptide 1333mhz 7-7-7-21 @1.5v
obviously I'm leaning toward the Riptide set but would appreciate any comments or opinions.

On the fence as to whether this should be here or in system builder's advice so if it needs to be moved let me know and I will post over in SBA area.


Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Sep 6, 2009
19,516 (6.47/day)
Chatsworth, GA
System Name The StarCrunch Defender! | X58 Cruncher!
Processor I7 6700K @ STOCK | Intel I7-920
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 | Alienware MS-7543 X58
Cooling Corsair A70 Push/Pull | Corsair H50
Memory Crucial Ballistix DDR4 2400 MHz | Pereema 3x2GB DDR3
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Gaming G1 GTX 1070 | Gigabyte 7970 3GB
Storage 2x Samsung Pro 256GB M.2 SSD's in Raid 0 | 4TB Western Digital SATA drive
Display(s) ViewSonic VG2227wm 1080P | OLD viewsonics
Case NZXT Tempest 410 Elite | NZXT Source 210
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair 750TX | Enermax Liberty 500W
Mouse MX518 | MX502
Keyboard TESORO Mechanical | ANZO Mechanical
Software Windows 10 Pro on both
TBH if your not updating to a sandybridge/Ivybridge then your Phenom II 965BE and 790FX board will be fine.