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Changing MoBo and processor.
03-24-2016, 09:31 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-24-2016, 09:42 PM by LordBuffalo.)
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Changing MoBo and processor.
I am going to be changing the motherboard and processor on my computer from Intel to AMD. The reason being because I need to get a better processor on a budget and this is the best way to do it.

I am currently using a Pentium G3258, and a Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3. For my graphics card I am using an Nvidia GeForce EVGA Gtx 750 TI. Power supply is an Antec VP-450 power supply.

I am thinking of getting an AMD FX-6300 or AMD FX-8300 for the processor. I was wondering if someone could recommend a good motherboard and tell me if I will need to change any other parts? I do not yet have the budget but it is going to be very, very low.
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03-25-2016, 08:46 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-25-2016, 08:54 AM by PwnBroker.)
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RE: Changing MoBo and processor.
you will end up spending more on the upgrade than you would just upgrading the cpu to an i3-4330 for 150 bucks and still get almost the same performance as a 6300 and depending on the game engine sometimes a lot better performanc than the 8320/8350. if you have 200-225 bucks to spend then an i5-4590 or an i5-4690 would be the best option for an easy cpu swap upgrade. then later i would look at upgrading the gpu.

unless you have an extra OS key then you are going to spend over 300 bucks for the amd upgrade.
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03-25-2016, 09:33 AM,
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RE: Changing MoBo and processor.
(03-25-2016, 08:46 AM)PwnBroker Wrote: you will end up spending more on the upgrade than you would just upgrading the cpu to an i3-4330 for 150 bucks and still get almost the same performance as a 6300 and depending on the game engine sometimes a lot better performanc than the 8320/8350. if you have 200-225 bucks to spend then an i5-4590 or an i5-4690 would be the best option for an easy cpu swap upgrade. then later i would look at upgrading the gpu.

unless you have an extra OS key then you are going to spend over 300 bucks for the amd upgrade.

I forgot to say this, but the new processor must be at least a quad core. I actually do happen to have an extra OS key though. If you have any other processor recommendations that would be great, but I could not find any Intel processors that were cheap enough and quad core.
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03-25-2016, 12:06 PM,
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RE: Changing MoBo and processor.
(03-25-2016, 09:33 AM)LordBuffalo Wrote:
(03-25-2016, 08:46 AM)PwnBroker Wrote: you will end up spending more on the upgrade than you would just upgrading the cpu to an i3-4330 for 150 bucks and still get almost the same performance as a 6300 and depending on the game engine sometimes a lot better performanc than the 8320/8350. if you have 200-225 bucks to spend then an i5-4590 or an i5-4690 would be the best option for an easy cpu swap upgrade. then later i would look at upgrading the gpu.

unless you have an extra OS key then you are going to spend over 300 bucks for the amd upgrade.

I forgot to say this, but the new processor must be at least a quad core. I actually do happen to have an extra OS key though. If you have any other processor recommendations that would be great, but I could not find any Intel processors that were cheap enough and quad core.

those i listed are about the cheapest options on the 1150 socket that you already have. you must be outside of the US. as for an amd swap either the 6300 or the 8320/8350 are fine when paired with a 970 chipset or above. such as the asus m5a97, msi 970 gaming, gigabyte 970 ud3. if any overclocking is involved id go for the 990 chipset but those may be out of your price range. just because the vrm's on the 970 chipset get extremely hot with the 125w processors. one way to keep those cool is to install a side panel vga fan if using the 970 chipset when overclocking.

if you go with amd there are a few things you can do in order to keep from having to reformat and install a fresh OS from the hardware change and maybe keep all of your apps installed without having to reinstall.

good luck
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