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Well guys it seems i just have to get a new cpu for i just can't take the bottleneck this one gives me anymore !!

In my 2 favourite games ( GTA IV and Mafia II ) I get a small amount of FPS over my 9800GT .

So , i am trying to buy a CPU , a motherboard , memory (think 4GB is enough for now) and a nice case , all of them under 550$ ( or around 400 euros ) if possible .

I would like to go SB but if others have other suggestions , i'm happy to receive them . I haven't been looking for MB's myself , but i'd want a nice one for the price , possibly SLI , but not a MUST , as I think my videocard is enough for just now .
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Well guys it seems i just have to get a new cpu for i just can't take the bottleneck this one gives me anymore !!

In my 2 favourite games ( GTA IV and Mafia II ) I get a small amount of FPS over my 9800GT .

So , i am trying to buy a CPU , a motherboard , memory (think 4GB is enough for now) and a nice case , all of them under 550$ ( or around 400 euros ) if possible .

I would like to go SB but if others have other suggestions , i'm happy to receive them . I haven't been looking for MB's myself , but i'd want a nice one for the price , possibly SLI , but not a MUST , as I think my videocard is enough for just now .
Sandy 2500K and Asus P8P67 Pro FTW...
    
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For what amount of $$$$$ ? Also , if you would suggest some nice memory and a case would be perfect . Still waiting for suggestions .
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For what amount of $$$$$ ? Also , if you would suggest some nice memory and a case would be perfect . Still waiting for suggestions .
Did you even read the post?

Get a 2500k and some Asus board.

Though I'm pretty sure €400 won't cut it if you want a new case.
Edited by Stefy - 5/1/11 at 3:26am
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What form-factor tower do you prefer?
Do you plan on moving on to water cooling in the near future?
    
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CPU - i5 2500k
MoBo - Asus P8P67 Pro
RAM - Corsair xms3 4gb
Case - Antec 300

Might be a bit over your budget but a valuable investment
 
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post #7 of 22
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Full-tower if posssible , i want the best airflow i can get for the money.
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Both of the games that you said needs at least a quad @ 3.2 to run properly.Specially GTA IV.Its almost unplayable on a daul-core.But dont waste your money for high end Intel cpus.Cause no game really needs that amount of raw power.A phenom II X6 or X4 is totally enough.I you dont beliave me just look at my GTA IV Benchmark:

Statistics
Average FPS: 54.68
Duration: 37.64 sec
CPU Usage: 74%
System memory usage: 77%
Video memory usage: 52%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1280 x 1024 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: High
Shadow Quality: Medium
Reflection Resolution: Medium
Water Quality: Very High
Texture Filter Quality: Anisotropic x16
Night Shadows: Off
View Distance: 21
Detail Distance: 10

As you can see the game takes only 74% of cpu power.Plus my cpu is Athlon II not Phenom II which means that it have no L3 cache.
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post #9 of 22
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Full-tower if posssible , i want the best airflow i can get for the money.
I have a Antec 300 myself - Cheap, roomy and with good airflow. You need to buy a 120mm front fan for it. Also a 120mm sidefan if you wan't it. It comes with one 120mm in the back and one 140mm top


    
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post #10 of 22
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@ sinakr : thanks for the suggestion . Some nice memory and motherboard with that x6 ? I would want to make a side by side comparision in terms of functions , etc . But there's one thing i think it's not going to work . SLI on amd ..

@ turrican : Will a 480 fit in there ? Also , how's cable managment with this case ? Thank you !
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