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I still think you should wait and get something a little nicer like a 2500k. Save a little more money and do the upgrade right. Keep the HD6770, but save another $70 so you can get:

  • 8GB DDR3
  • Next Gen AMD (piledriver) or 2500k/3570k
  • New motherboard with USB3 / SATA 6gb/s (intel or AMD)
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The i3-2120 is only $115 (same price as the i3-2100) until the end of today thumb.gif
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thank you guys, now just to decide...
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post #15 of 71
960T and a decent motherboard.
1st gen i3 and a decent motherboard.
960T would be the best choice.
fx4100 is very weak/slow.
 
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so from reviews and threads and replies to my thread... I decided to go I3, thank you for the honest6 feedback
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Originally Posted by travi2004 View Post

I am currently debating on what processor I should pick... AMD or Intel.
My budget will be 90-150. Im looking for a processor that will overclock well and not hog wattage at the same time.
I will purchase the motherboard around the processor this time.

Currently I have a AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black (OC to 2.9GHz), DDR2 4GB, XFX 6770 1GB (OC to 910MHz), 500W PS

Any input would be great! thumb.gif

i would say FX-4170, i3 2100 or FX 6200. ive also seen the 8120 come down around there, but unless you edit alot the 4170 and 6200 are better options (3.9 and 4.2 ghz stock speeds should make up for slow ipc)

however, if your pc is already am2 you might want to see if it will take phneoms with a bios update. in that case, get the 960t or x6

EDIT

see you got one. the i3 should be ok, even if you cant oc it
post #18 of 71
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so from reviews and threads and replies to my thread... I decided to go I3, thank you for the honest6 feedback

I received my i3 2100 and have been playing around with it, it replaced a Phenom II X3 740 Black Edition overclocked to 3.54ghz. Every benchmark I have done this i3 2100 stomps that Phenom II X3.....should be fun to mess with for awhile.
    
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yay my suggestion got chosen jk
ive got an i3 2100 in my htpc in an asus h61 mobo and using the autotune feature it now runs @3.2Ghz smile.gif so it does oc a little been running sweet too smile.gif great little chip imho thumb.gif
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I am currently debating on what processor I should pick... AMD or Intel.
My budget will be 90-150. Im looking for a processor that will overclock well and not hog wattage at the same time.
I will purchase the motherboard around the processor this time.
Currently I have a AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black (OC to 2.9GHz), DDR2 4GB, XFX 6770 1GB (OC to 910MHz), 500W PS
Any input would be great! thumb.gif


You can buy a great chip from here on OCN for that much. Look in the OCN Marketplace.
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