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CS and SC2 definitely won't see any sort of performance gain from Sandy Bridge. GTA IV, probably, COD maybe/maybe not, but definitely not CS or SC2.
Wrong. When I went to a sandy from phenom I saw huge fps gains in SC2. SC2 is hugely CPU dependant. Every single game I played saw a performance increase.
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man i realized people are really pro....and loaded
im poor and i'm a hardware noob LOL
this is my first build..
Meh, nothing to feel bad about. My original computer was an e6400 on a budget Gigabyte P35-S3G board with an 8800 GTS 320. This was when people were running Q9550s, P45 boards, and 9800 GTX+s/8800 GTS G92s.

Get the best that you can for your money, save up, and upgrade. Since you don't have much of a budget apparently, I'd focus on the GPU/monitor setup first since this will have the biggest impact on your gaming. Once you get more money, you can then focus on other parts of your computer (CPU, RAM, HDD, etc).


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Wrong. When I went to a sandy from phenom I saw huge fps gains in SC2. SC2 is hugely CPU dependant. Every single game I played saw a performance increase.
Really? Huh, what sort of performance increases did you see?

Being completely honest here; I don't see any sort of lag or hardware deficiencies playing 1v1s. But yea, definitely would like to know more about this.
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Sounds like you could even skimp more and just get an Athlon II x4. That chip does an excellent job in my wife's rig paired with a GTX 460. She maxes out all of her MMORPG's like Rift and WoW Cataclysm. If you want a very noticeable upgrade, get an SSD.
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Meh, nothing to feel bad about. My original computer was an e6400 on a budget Gigabyte P35-S3G board with an 8800 GTS 320. This was when people were running Q9550s, P45 boards, and 9800 GTX+s/8800 GTS G92s.

Get the best that you can for your money, save up, and upgrade. Since you don't have much of a budget apparently, I'd focus on the GPU/monitor setup first since this will have the biggest impact on your gaming. Once you get more money, you can then focus on other parts of your computer (CPU, RAM, HDD, etc).
I was thinking Asus HD 6850 since it's pretty good (not the best) but good enough for me i think and it has good price-performance...and asus service center is 20min drive away from me

also, i already have a monitor....got it when it was on sale on dell.ca (st2320l) not a great one but enough lol i just wanted something big so i don't have to live off of 10.1" netbook screen 24/7

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Sounds like you could even skimp more and just get an Athlon II x4. That chip does an excellent job in my wife's rig paired with a GTX 460. She maxes out all of her MMORPG's like Rift and WoW Cataclysm. If you want a very noticeable upgrade, get an SSD.
but phenom sounds better XD
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Yea, while we're at it, why not just give us a budget and what country you're from/store you have to work with and we can see what we can do.

Just give us your budget, where you're from, and what you already have on hand, and I can try to do a build for you.
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man i realized people are really pro....and loaded
im poor and i'm a hardware noob LOL
this is my first build..
We aren't loaded, we just redirect income from other projects and wants/needs, to fund our computers. I know there are plenty of things I could have if I didn't always spend it on my computer.
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Yea, while we're at it, why not just give us a budget and what country you're from/store you have to work with and we can see what we can do.

Just give us your budget, where you're from, and what you already have on hand, and I can try to do a build for you.
i was thinkin phemom 955 + asus 870gx (with usb3), asus hd 6850, wdc blue 1tb (same speed as black), haf 912, some asus 24x dvd (very good review on newegg), g.skill ripjaws 1600mhz 2x2gb (regular or X?), looking at either antec tp650 if i can catch it on sale if not then tx650? also, i'd like to have an ssd (even a cheap one just for boot, like 40g intel 320), but that's gona be $100 still so probably not...

total looking at around $700 after tax for those here...

i'm lookin to buy logitech z313 2.1 speakers this week since it's on sale ....

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We aren't loaded, we just redirect income from other projects and wants/needs, to fund our computers. I know there are plenty of things I could have if I didn't always spend it on my computer.
i just graduated and unemployed XD
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Really? Huh, what sort of performance increases did you see?

Being completely honest here; I don't see any sort of lag or hardware deficiencies playing 1v1s. But yea, definitely would like to know more about this.
Yea it was very noticeable and that was coming from the six core phenom. Others will disagree but those are people with no hands on experience of a sandy, they go by purely synthetic benches and not real world games. We can compare fps screenshots of in game action to give you a better idea if you want.

Also, I would not recommend buying into AMD as of today OP. They are going to a new platform just here in the next months. So if you bought AM3 right now you would not have a great upgrade path, bulldozer would be your last one IF your board was even compatible. Either wait to build your rig to have better options or go socket 1155 its the affordable one IMO.
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i was thinkin phemom 955 + asus 870gx (with usb3), asus hd 6850, wdc blue 1tb (same speed as black), haf 912, some asus 24x dvd (very good review on newegg), g.skill ripjaws 1600mhz 2x2gb (regular or X?), looking at either antec tp650 if i can catch it on sale if not then tx650? also, i'd like to have an ssd (even a cheap one just for boot, like 40g intel 320), but that's gona be $100 still so probably not...

total looking at around $700 after tax for those here...

i'm lookin to buy logitech z313 2.1 speakers this week since it's on sale ....
$700 is plenty of money.

If you're interested, you should consider going used. I just put together a system for my friend for under $550 on here using used components. I gave him a PII x6 1090t ($125), Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 w/ USB 3.0 and SATA 6 ($80), 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 ($60), GTX 260 216SP ($80), Cooler Master Storm Scout ($80), Corsair H50 ($30), Samsung F3 1TB 7200RPM HDD ($40), and a Corsair CX-430 ($30).
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