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£200 new CPU and MOBO recommendations?

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  • Started 3 years ago by Lukelbro
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Lukelbro
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Hi, I'm new to this form so sorry if I've posted this is the wrong place or something also I'm no expert so I apologise in advance for any mistakes I make!
Anyway my motherboard died a few days ago, so I was looking into buying a new motherboard and was wondering wether it is worth it to upgrade my CPU as well..
My current build is:
Phonem ii x2 555 black edition
AMD HD 6970
2x 4gb DDR3 @1600mhz
1tb Sata hdd

And some other stuff I can't rember the name of!! ask if it's important..
My budget is around £200, I don't want to spend a huge amount of money but a little over is fine.
Oh and my previous motherboard was an asrock 880gm-le.

I use my computer for a bit of gaming, I have aspirations of setting up eyeinfinity one day, and a bit of video+special effects editing and some music production.

So far I've looked into the bulldozer fx-8350 and asus M5A78L/USB 3 (I would quite like to have a USB 3 motherboard as my case supports it) but I'm not sure what I think of it as so many people are saying different things.. So what do you think, would it be better to by another asrock board and wait a year or so, am I looking in the wrong area; should I go don't the intel path? Etc.

Thanks in advance to any help, it's much appreciated.
-also should I upgrade to an ssd as well? Or is that a stupid idea?

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