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Well Im still old school sporting an LGA775, but after BF3 hit the shelves, my Core 2 Duo e8400 is finally screaming outdated. Now, Id like to ask, would it be more worth it for me to swap with a q8400, or completely upgrade to an AM2+ 1090T?
Edited by hat1324 - 12/23/11 at 9:44am
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why not a 25(or6)00k, the mobo would be good with sandy and ivy(if you get a gen 3 ) am2+ is outdated at this point they're on am3+
 
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If you havent noticed, im going for cheap\

EDIT: well cheap enough smile.gif
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post #4 of 7
A " good enough " am3 board is in the same price range as am2+
AS for the CPU the 960t is only 95watt (easier on vrm & electric bill)
It might unlock but even if it doesn't it is still as good at gameing as 1090t,will OC the same ( same chip)& COST LESS
You can put the saveings toward a better GPU

The unlock list
http://www.overclock.net/t/1188963/advice-on-cpu-upgrade

The AMD motherboard list ( vrm tdp oc recomendation)

http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboard-vrm-information-list
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post #5 of 7
I vote Q8400, against 1090T.

If it was my decision, I'd do this:

Get Q9650, Keep 775 System. I always will love LGA 775.
post #6 of 7
go with eiter the FX quad or 1100T
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post #7 of 7
its definitely worth it to go for a Q8400.
the stock Q8400 runs almost as fast as a phenom II 3.0 Ghz.
See if you can find a Q9550 or Q9650 to get higher clockspeed
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