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Mine-craft ... Upgrade Desktop PC (for my Daughter)

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Hi all.

I have an Asus M4N75TD (AM3) motherboard spare as my rig now has a Sabertooth set-up.

My 12 year old Daughter has been running an old Pc-chips AGP board and its starting to artefact on the card, tried another AGP card and that soon starts to die as well.

So, I am needing a decent AM3 Cpu to run Mine-craft and Sims, I have a GTX8800OC BFG , 4Gb DDR3 Memory , PSU , Mobo and other bits but no Cpu.

Got given an old AGP card from someone off another forum for the price of postage but that fails too after a while as-well.

So I am making the decision to upgrade the lot.

Looking on E##y there are lots of variants of the AM3.

Can someone point me in the right direction or do you have anything suitable.

The only thing I need is a decent AM3 Cpu to go with my old AM3 board, I already have everything else needed, Tower etc.

It really saddens me to listen to the crying from upstairs...(plea) ;-)

No AMD haters as this is all I can work with for now, unless I can move to Intel for next to nothing....ta.

If I was to move to Intel, then I would need to get her another Motherboard and Cpu.

I have Windows 7 ready to go on.

Thanks in advance..

Chris.
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post #2 of 8
Budget?
Also you happen to have a spare heatsink? If so then OEM CPUs becomes a nice option
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post #3 of 8
any of thess will work well a Phenom II 955, 960T or the 965
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Got an Asus Silent Knight 2 to go in the build.

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2260
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Sims and Minecraft don't require much. Not sure whats available in the UK, here in CO Microcenter is selling the OEM AMD B93 (Phenom II x4 2.8Ghz) for $40 and I imagine it would handle those games with ease. If something comparable is available where you live you may want to look for it, you would need you own CPU cooler.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

may i suggest this if you haven't found one yet . . .
http://www.ebuyer.com/311396-amd-960t-black-edition-3-0ghz-socket-am3-8mb-l2-cache-retail-boxed-hd96ztwfgrbox?%20UGC
Barbecue here did . . .
http://www.overclock.net/t/1300061/i-just-got-my-amd-phenom-x4-960t-delivered
buy it as a quad, though.

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A pleasant surprise :)
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