So I have a peculiar situation. I was perusing the net when I stumbled upon (in my opinion) an amazing deal on a bundle, $150 (AR).
The bundle being:
- GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Phenom II x6 1045T
8GB 1333 DDR3 ADATA RAM
Case/430 Watt PS
Now I happened to have (don't ask why) a spare SSD so I said, what the hell, it's better than my current E8400 + 4890 setup. Let me get this build and put together a low budget multi-core beast (I do a decent amount of parallel computing). Because it was affordable for my budget, I said why the heck not throw in a 7850 1GB?! So I did. Pulled the trigger since it was a "limited time" offer, was happy.
- Kingston v300 SSD
I received the parts and realized, I hadn't paid attention to the mobo specs. The mobo is a 3+1 phase (no overclock for 1045t), it only has SATA 3 Gb/s (no full potential for my spare ssd), and lacks 3-pin fan control.
Based on that I realized I have a couple problems the mobo will limit potentially two things:
- The 7850 will be bottle necked by the 1045t at stock speeds (correct me if I am wrong)
SSD won't be used at full capability (less of an issue)
I've basically been thinking I'll have to bite the bullet and get a new mobo, CPU hsf, and overclock the 1045t to not bottleneck the 7850.
So my question to yall experienced ladies and gentlemen is, what is the recommended course of action, new mobo, new cpu, run it all at stock on that mobo?