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Ill start by listing what i have.
Amd x2 6000+
4 gig gskill ddr2 800
gtx460 video card
soundblaster audigy 2 zs gamer
650 watt coolmaster p/s

Now iam hopping to just upgrade my cpu, mobo and memory.
Iam looking at the x4 965 black edition. I only play games on my pc.
Iam not intrested in a intel either. I also dont overclock ever, burned up a old fx57 when they came out and cant bring myself to do it any more. I have about a 350 dollar budget. I was also wondering my sound card is getting old are the intergrated ones now better than the old soundblasters.

here is want iam looking at

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157176

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

Let me know what you think and do i really need 8 gig of ram?
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If you're gaming, probably not. A 4GB kit would be fine. You could also go down to a 955BE and save some money, or even a 945 since you're not going to overclock. If anything, get a better motherboard than that. You'll probably upgrade in the future so give yourself a little wiggle room for that.
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So would i notice the difference between the 965 or the 955? I assume it would be a huge upgrade from my old x2. How about the onboard sound now days will it be better than my old sb audigy 2 zs gamer? And I was always told cheapest speed upgrade for any computer was more ram. Iam running win7 64 bit pro and i think the min ram for it is 4 gig. So i keep thinking that it wont use the entire 4 gig but it will use more than xp did and wont leave alot for other programs to use. I know this seems like a lot of noobish questions. I have done a lot of research online but you guys seem to have it down to a science and other sites seem more this is the way it is beacuse i said so. With no backup to prove it.
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The difference is negligible. A 200MHz difference, and since they're both black edition processors, they have an unlocked multiplier, making overclocking a lot easier. You should consider overclocking these. The unlocked multiplier makes it tons easier, and just investing in a cheap but effective cooler like the CM Hyper 212+ would help keep temps under control. And definitely you will see a large performance gain from your Athlon X2.
Sound wise I'm not sure, you're better off going to the sound card section and asking there. 4GB RAM is fine for most people, unless you're running photoshop, or other tasks that requires lots of RAM. Gaming wise, 4GB is enough.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz $139.99
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 $149.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CAS7 $59.99
Total: $249.97
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Thanks again bud.
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Oddly enough, the 965 is actually the same price if you wanted to hop on that instead...

AMD 965BE at Newegg Also 139.99
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huh. whaddya know. well if that's the case get the 965 then.
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