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Hello. im looking to spend very very little on a motherboard and CPU for a gaming rig.. doesnt have to be beastly, but i dont want the CPU to bottleneck my gtx 560 ti.. im looking for an upgrade for an q6600@ 3.5ghz to give you an idea of what i need to beat.. 3.5 just isnt cutting it.. any ideas?? i havent owned AMD in years so im totally out of the loop.

again just looking for the cheapest and ability to play bf3 without any cpu issues.
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Enfin , vas-y, c'est important le permis, une fois que tu l'auras tu seras liiiiiiiibre!
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perhaps in english.. even microsoft translator doesnt know what your saying mad.gif
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960T and m5a99?ph34r-smiley.gif Is there an m5a99? :lachen.gif:
should be right around the cost of a 2500K..get a cooler..overclock it to 4ghz-ish ..bf3 should not be bottlenecked.
 
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Clock for clock the Phenom II's perform the same as the Core2 Quad

So basically you need a AMD that will clock higher than your 3.5
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AMD isn't going to be a major upgrade for your purposes. BF3 singleplayer relies almost entirely on GPU, so you should get the same results as your current processor even if you upgrade CPU. For BF3 multiplayer, an AMD is only a small upgrade based on how high you overclock. You should be looking at an i5 minimum for an upgrade, though I'm not sure how much real world benefit you'll see.
    
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perhaps in english.. even microsoft translator doesnt know what your saying mad.gif

Is this a bot? I got the same message in one of my threads but it's got deleted? IMO it's about a driving licence.
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AMD isn't going to be a major upgrade for your purposes. BF3 singleplayer relies almost entirely on GPU, so you should get the same results as your current processor even if you upgrade CPU. For BF3 multiplayer, an AMD is only a small upgrade based on how high you overclock. You should be looking at an i5 minimum for an upgrade, though I'm not sure how much real world benefit you'll see.

Well with my 2500k and the gtx 560ti iwas getting 99% usage, vs the 60% usage on large maps with the q6600.. ok.. well i guess amd is outta the picutre.. any other options thank the 2500k.? looking for a cheap motherboard.. will not be doing SLI and depending on the cpu i may or maynot overclock.
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you a C2Q @ 3.5 Ghz which is at par the phenom II i would say a Phenom II 960T(125$) and a 4+2(89$) or 8+2(100$) would be the cheapest option for you. the reason i suggested you that CPU is pretty simple the other Phenoms are 125w and they usually tend to max out at 3.8 or approx were else the 960T max out around ~4.2Ghz and has a Thuban memory controller which helps it perform better then the other phenom s and lastly as per the 960T club on OCN there are approx 77% chances of your Phenom X4 unlocking to X6 and another thing a 960T overclocked to ~4 Ghz performs more a less like a 2500k stock


or

the other option its go with a 2500k (200$) and a decent Z68 motherboard (140$ or so) would be the best you can get


Hope that helped thumb.gif
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Bulldozer performs the same as a i7-2600K at stock in BF3.
post #10 of 40
hello,
if you want amd fx,i would say 6100 or above to play bf3.
as schmuckley said 6100 or a 960t and a m5a99x evo or above.
motherboards it all power phases, m599x is a 6+2 power phases ment for a 6 core.if you want an 8 core i recommend 8 power phase board to match.

mother board power phases= http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboard-vrm-information-list

you may wonder why i have a 6+2 power phase board,its because when i came in here for advice on my build ,i got no help from anyone,just rants about I5 2500k chips,which is why i posted in the amd build thread for advice on intel.
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