Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:29 AM
So about a month ago, I updated my very old Athlon 64 6000+ and GTX 460 to a H61 chipset mobo with a Pentium G2120 and a GTX 660 ti.
Now at the time, I wasn't aware of intel chipsets and how my motherboard would be unable to overclock. Had I known that, I would have made a different decision.
Anyway, without being able to overclock, what would be a cheap (can be used or new) viable upgrade from my pentium. It is bottlenecking my gfx pretty badly.
I have been looking on ebay and have seen some i7 920's for around $100 which sounds good if it would be a decent upgrade for gaming.
So let's say I want to spend up to $150 what would be my best option?
quick question: are you using this as a gaming machine primarily, or is it a multi-tasker ? i only ask because of the various performance options available, but if money is not really an issue then the sky's the limit right,, and if you want to overclock it on up then you'll need some pretty good hardware...
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