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#1
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#2
What will you be using the computer for? If I had your set up I would start with the motherboard.
 
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I use it for gaming, BBC2, Dirt 2, Mass Effect 2, ect.
 
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Upgrade your GPU, go get a AM3+ mobo, then upgrade to Bulldozer when they come out :)
 
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Depend on your money u spend, upgrade is worth to u specially for games, so how much u spend for upgrade.
 
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New GPU would do the most bang for the buck. And PSU just to be sure. I don`t think that you have need to upgrade the cpu just overclockit.
 
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I was thinking of getting a MSI 870-g46 and then a 6 core and a H50 because if I get a AM3+ I can't get a very good processor...
 
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I was thinking of getting a MSI 870-g46 and then a 6 core and a H50 because if I get a AM3+ I can't get a very good processor...
:confused: You can get just about every CPU that AMD has now if you go AM3+. They support all the Phenom II's and Athlon II's as well. 2/4/6 cores etc
 
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Yes, but isn't the cheapist one they have about $300? that MSI board is $75
 
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I was thinking of getting a MSI 870-g46 and then a 6 core and a H50 because if I get a AM3+ I can't get a very good processor...
You would not notice any performance gains in games. No game uses 6 cores. If you still want to upgrade wait for the new amd cpu generation if no more it should bring the prices down.
 
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You would not notice any performance gains in games. No game uses 6 cores. If you still want to upgrade wait for the new amd cpu generation if no more it should bring the prices down.
Hmm, thanks! I still am tempted to upgrade the video card though...
 
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You would not notice any performance gains in games. No game uses 6 cores. If you still want to upgrade wait for the new amd cpu generation if no more it should bring the prices down.
This is very true, a higher clocked Quad will do better in most games then a 6 core will.

Hmm, thanks! I still am tempted to upgrade the video card though...
Yes you realy need a new GPU, GTX560 TI or a 6870 would be good for your CPU.
 
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Yes you realy need a new GPU, GTX560 TI or a 6870 would be good for your CPU.
Do you think I should keep my 925 and get a MSI 870-g46 and OC it to about 3 GHZ do you think my DDR 667 ram would work in it? It says the lowest is DDR800 could I change the speed? Hmm I would like a 5770 but then I would need to upgrade my PSU too...
 

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IMO you need new mother board and definitely new RAM,
get a new GPU too.

CPU is still mroe than enough for games and apps.


you will probably not need 8GB of RAM, 4 is enough.
 
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Do you think I should keep my 925 and get a MSI 870-g46 and OC it to about 3 GHZ do you think my DDR 667 ram would work in it? It says the lowest is DDR800 could I change the speed? Hmm I would like a 5770 but then I would need to upgrade my PSU too...
Yea your 925 is still a good CPU, you can overclock it if you like to lets say 3.4GHz with out to much issues.

Im guessing you don't have alot to spend this is why your looking at the MSI mobo?

Yes you will need to get DDR800 or above.

The 5770 is an OK upgrade.

You realy need to tell us your budget.
 
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You realy need to tell us your budget.
It isnt really limited I'm 15 and I live at home so all the money from my job can go to this but i still dont want to spend too much
 
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It isnt really limited I'm 15 and I live at home so all the money from my job can go to this but i still dont want to spend too much
Ahh righto, what country do you live in so i can run up a quick estimate and then you can say if thats to much or not :)
 
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Canada, I can go to the US easily though
 
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#24
Psu and gpu I'd say. The rest is fine.
 
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#25
If you want immediate noticeable performance gains, in games go for the GPU and PSU.
No doubt the HP motherboard will not allow you to run at anything but stock as well.

If you want to have a go at overclocking, ram, PSU and motherboard come first.
May notice some improvement in the snappiness of your system but frames will not go up as much as getting a new GPU.