Upgrade for $600

oscarR

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I want to upgrade my cpu and motherboard for about 600, and im not sure what to get. I don't think i need a new graphics card yet but if i do ill just get another 8800 and go sli.

CPU: 5400+ @ 2.8 GHz
Motherboard: MSI K9A Platinum
Graphics card: BFG 8800gts 512mb
RAM: 2gigs ddr2 667
stock cpu fan and windows XP.
550 watt psu

I'm going to use this for gaming and I don't really know what CPU or motherboard to get, so if you could help me out that would be great.
 

chookman

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If you want to keep the option of SLI then i would get something like

790i mobo
e8500-e8400

Ram will still be sufficient for this unless you want to buy more to make it 4gb which budget permitting would be a good idea.
 

WR

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That's not much of an upgrade. Budget Intel and SLI don't go well together. I'd say keep saving up and wait for Phenom II or i7 (or possibly i5).
 

oscarR

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Alright I guess I'll go ahead and get 4gigs of ram, anyone know how much phenom II is going to cost?
 

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