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post #11 of 42
You're better off spending your money on a Sandy Bridge build. Bulldozer isn't exactly cheap and it doesn't perform well enough for the price. If SB is too costly for you, I'd recommend getting used hardware from the first Core i5/i7 series or Phenom II.
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Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post
You're better off spending your money on a Sandy Bridge build. Bulldozer isn't exactly cheap and it doesn't perform well enough for the price. If SB is too costly for you, I'd recommend getting used hardware from the first Core i5/i7 series or Phenom II.
Why would he buy PII x4 when his current CPU matches it?
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no i haven't bought anything yet im sorta on a budget and looking for a noticeable upgrade
Well, unfortunately Socket 775 is all but dead and buried. (As i assume your already deduced by asking about the 6100).

Like i mentioned before, if gaming is your only priority, id look into the 2400, or the 2500k (if you are planning on overclocking). They are hands down faster than anything AMD has on he gaming front.

If your budget is really tight, an AMD 955 or 960t would come in roughly $75 or more cheaper.

Either way, your 9800GTX is going to be the bottleneck in most games.
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post #14 of 42
or go with the AMD 955 BE if you are on a budget, best bang for the bux in AMD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808


pair it up with this board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157280

add this cooler to the cpu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
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post #15 of 42
Actually i didn't look at your gpu.

your problem right now for those games is the GPU not really the cpu.

I would spend the 200-300 buxs on the gpu before your cpu/mobo

sorry!
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post #16 of 42
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Why would he buy PII x4 when his current CPU matches it?
The Phenom II isn't limited by the multiplier when it comes to overclocking like his current CPU is. Even if the performance is similar clock for clock, the Phenom II will OC further since it's not stuck with a ridiculously low multiplier of 8. To get any decent OC on that he'll have to have an incredible motherboard that can reach a high FSB, assuming his particular chip doesn't run into a wall first.
Edited by tehmaggot - 10/26/11 at 2:00pm
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post #17 of 42
Thread Starter 
sooo a new gfx card would significant enough? what about ddr3 ram?
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post #18 of 42
It will help substantially more:
For a $160ish budget look into a 6870.
For $200ish look into a 560ti
Above that you may start running into a CPU bottleneck.
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post #19 of 42
You're in more need of a better GPU than a CPU if you plan on gaming. Switching to DDR3 memory won't result in much (if any) better gaming performance. You'll have to buy some if you intend to get a new CPU/motherboard though, assuming it's current hardware.
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eh..imo ddr3 is wayyy overrated..new grafix ftw!
p.s. OC the snot of your current chip til it bucks
that chip will handle just about anything

i'd be looking @ a 6790 ..er gt 460 if i was you..or go big..if you can..
 
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