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I put my rig in my signature now. I hope it answers your questions

EDIT: My gtx 570 is superclocked edition
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CPU all the way buddy thumb.gif

After seeing your rig, I would say you are getting more with your CPU than getting an SSD.
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Seeing your rig, I'd definitely go with CPU. I think you'll get a feel of the performance boost.
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post #14 of 44
960t and overclock the snot outta it.
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With that rig, definitely CPU. Try your luck in unlocking and OCing that 960t.
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Thanks everyone smile.gif that gave me a good idea of what to get !
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I guess I see the argument for the CPU, but the advantages of an SSD are undeniable. If you want you system to be more fast all-around go with the SSD. If you want better gaming go with the CPU. 2cents.gif
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I am using my computer for gaming.

CPU then. SSD should be the last thing on a gaming PC. The performance boost for gaming is minimal and is even less on MMO's/online game's. If your looking at a 975, check out the 960T. Its a quad core but its a Thuban not a Denab. The 690T will overclock a little better, has a lower thermal output (95w vs 125w), has a much stronger Internal Memory Controller, AND if your mobo supports core unlocked you could get a 6 core our of the deal. They run about $125USD all the time. Good luck
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Have you overclocked your 600e?

It's a lower power / lower clocked chip. You have it on a good board for overclocking. While I agree with everyone here a phenom ii is an upgrade, its a much bigger upgrade over a stock clocked athlon ii than an overclocked athlon ii. those passmark scores are due to the difference in cpu speed more than L3 cache and IMC.
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post #20 of 44
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Am i wrong if i say that i need an aftermarket cooler if i want to overclock the 960t? if yes, which one do you recommend?
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Have you overclocked your 600e?
It's a lower power / lower clocked chip. You have it on a good board for overclocking. While I agree with everyone here a phenom ii is an upgrade, its a much bigger upgrade over a stock clocked athlon ii than an overclocked athlon ii. those passmark scores are due to the difference in cpu speed more than L3 cache and IMC.

I never overclocked before and i tried to search for a tutorial on how to overclock the 600e, but i couldnt find any. Any help would be appreciated
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