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post #21 of 25
I had an e8400 OC'd to 4 GHz and was getting around 40fps in BC2.

When I put a q9650 at 3.8ghz my FPS went up to 70-80. BC2 loves them cores.

My brother's PII X4 965 at 3.6ghz + 5770 gets around 70 fps with higher graphics setting.

The prices on the PII's are really low now. However for future proofing, if you have a MicroCenter nearby, they have a promotion for a 2500k + Asus P67 mobo (nothing great) for $299. Hard to beat that deal.
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post #22 of 25
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I think Ill go for a quad either way, either an Athlon II quad or a 955..

I was thinking of going PII 550 and unlocking but surely AMD has put a stop to that now?

Normal games... Nothing too flash not eyefinity or anything... Probably BC2 would be one of the more extreme games he'd play.
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Well if he plans to play BFBC2 he'll want a quad, afaik 550/555/560s all can unlock, I had two 555s that didn't though so don't count on it
    
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my 965 BE played everything i threw at it , had it oced to 4.0 , with a gtx 460 sc at stock clocks played everything like a champ. Even with how affordable SB is i still think the PH II are viable gaming options when building a system on a budget. With a nice graphics card they do very well.
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not everyone is willing to rip out the motherboard everytime a new CPU comes out, and yes it is quite the hassle to do so just for a new cpu as opposed to just replacing it on mobo. And phenom ii can be good once u overclock the NB up to 2800-3000 range.
     
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