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I would tell your roommate to save a little bit and get a 955 BE. They sell for around $120 and you could probably find someone in here selling a used one cheaper.
+1

its only $20 more, but can go a long way, if $20 is so hard to come up with, then maybe you lend him $20 haha. but all serious aside for $120 the 995 BE is amazing, and better than the old athlon quads.

As for cpu cooler the CM 212+
Edited by mcc21 - 10/18/11 at 9:57am
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Athlon x4 will be cheaper for a "budget" gaming CPU. And will not bottleneck a budget gaming computer.
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For a budget gaming buy an Athlon II x3 455 and the best graphics card you could, it's best than a Phenom 955 and a poor graphics card...
Edited by jacqlittle - 10/18/11 at 12:36pm
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He doesnt have the money for the best video card. Looking to play bf3
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I have a Sapphire 5850 that I used for only 4 months before I upgraded to a better card. I want to sell it but I don't have enough rep to be a trader

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post #26 of 26
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He doesnt have the money for the best video card. Looking to play bf3
For play that game your friend needs an i5 and a HD6950 or GTX560 Ti at least, Phenom 955 is short for that game... For playing at high or ultra settings needs GTX570 or similar...
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