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    Upgrading motherboard

    I'm looking for the best recommendation for an AMD Phenom II X4 925 Quad-Core CPU. Yes I realize this is a bit of an older CPU but upgrading things a bit at a time here. My current board is ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AM3 AMD 780L Micro ATX AMD Motherboard.

    I'm looking to go to a normal ATX board to be able to support 2 GTX 580 cards as my current one will not due to it being a micro ATX. Looking for the best recommendation to upgrade. Price point at the moment is around $100 and no more than $115 before shipping. If necessary my current case is an Antec 900 Ultimate Gamer case. If possible I would like the board to have a SATA 6gb/s port as well.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    This.

    But keep in mind, that with this cpu, you will most likely not benefit from a SLI'd GTX580. So before you get a second one, you should upgrade your CPU. And just a small hint: always upgrade CPU+MB at the same time or you might gimp yourself in the future.
    (If you get a new MB now, and plan to upgrade the cpu in 5 months, then in 5 months there might be a newer/better generation which will not run on your MB)

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    Also be ready to re-install windows, and upgrade your cpu before getting a second 580.

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    what CPU upgrade would you recommend then if I were to upgrade it at the same time? As far as reinstalling and what not I have no issues with.

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    depends on your budget but an i5-2500k or i5-3570k ($190-230 range) with a Z75/Z77 ($90-130 range) motherboard would be optimal.
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
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    Yea so I think I'm looking at around 250-350 regardless which sets me back probably till my tax return. Cheers.

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