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So I recently downgraded to AMD from intel. I have a athlon x 3 450 that does not unlock, and is OC'd to 3.8GHz. I wanna know what you guys think would suite me as a good upgrade.

I do mostly gaming, folding@home, and the occasional encoding and what not. This current cpu is to much of a bottleneck for my relatively low end gpu.

I plan on going crossfire 7770's just before crysis 3 comes out. and don't want my CPU to hold me back. Price is a concern, i wanna have the cheapest cpu for the job. However if spending a lot to get the new fx-8320 will be worth it I guess i could just save up a bit more.
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If you're gonna game @ 1080p or above, it wouldn't matter much since you'll be bottlenecked by the 7770 in heavy titles like Crysis3 & BF3:



But if you're gonna get another 7770 for crossfire (Which I wouldn't recommend) and need more CPU power on the cheap, get a BE 955 or 965 for around 90$ .

Side note: If you sell your 7770 & add in the extra cash you had for the other 7770, you could get an AMD 7850 or Nvidia 660 which will provide far better fps than the crossfired 7770s without the pains of 2 cards that don't scale very well.
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