Hey guys I have been stalking these forums for a while, love and trust the reviews here at OCC. I don't get the time to research new stuff but have always appreciated and respected the advice I get here at OCC so I am reaching out again to get some advice for a long over due, and greatly needed up upgrade for my aging dinosaur of a PC.
My Current Rig is a AMD Phenom II X4 940, Thermaltake Frio in a Gigabyte 790X DS4 with 8 Gigs of DDR2, and Corsair TX 750 w PSU. and 2X 5830 all in a Antec 900 wrapper that is now almost 6 years old. And my motherboard is 5 years old So I am a bit over due for some upgrades. My last upgrade was the PSU and Vid Cards. 2+ years ago
My Intended upgrade
MB Crosshair V Formula-Z and 2 x 8 GB Sticks of DDR3_the MB manual says: AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors So apparently my CPU will work in this board.
My current CPU X4 940 and PSU TX 750w should work with this board ( Crosshair V Formula-Z) until I get a new CPU right?
Any thought and ideas would be greatly appreciated!
I can't afford to get a new CPU at the same time because I am giving my sweetheart the wedding she deserves on March 1st 2014. II really didn't want to spend any money until after my wedding but she insisted upgrade my PC at least a little, so I will only be able to upgrade in stages.
Stage 1 Mobo ,Memory ---> Cyber Monday?
Stage 2 CPU, CPU Cooler, CASE ---> Christmas 2013
Stage 3 Video Card, PSU and SSD ---> April 2014