Right now, I have an ASRock 870 Extreme3 AMD 870 AM3 motherboard with 8 GB of RAM. an AMD Phenom II x6 1090T Black Edition Processor, and ASUS ENGTS450 GeForce GTS 450 video card.
I want to upgrade some components on my motherboard and was looking at that eight core AMD FX-8150 processor and I know I'll have to get a motherboard upgrade (AM3+), but I wasn't sure what to get for a video card.
I saw a video on the processor and they talked about a build called the "Scorpius" build. I noticed that since then, a 7000 series video card has been put out.
So, I wondered if the Scorpius build is better than what I have, if not, is there one that is and if so, what's the estimated cost?
I'm trying to upgrade the most expensive parts on a budget so I can give these other good parts to a buddy of mine who just had a baby and doesn't have the budget to build him a new computer, so I wanted to help him. After this, I know he'll need a case, RAM, hard drive, and DVD/CD drive. But those pale in comparison to a motherboard, CPU, and video card.
Thank you in advance.