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I have a cousin from overseas coming to live with me, so i wanted to make him a computer. I dont want to get him anything fancy just a computer he could play some games on.

Recently a friend of mine offered to sell me his old Phenom ii x6 1045T along with a motherboard for ~100$ (could beg for lower price tongue.gif )

But seeing Im seeing a lot of phenom ii x4 (not sure which one) going for 90$ and a compatible motherboard for free in a store near me.

Now heres the question should I get the x6 or the x4, maybe even another cpu?



P.S this will be my first time buying an AMD cpu biggrin.gif
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Whats your budget? And what games will he be playing? For $100, that sounds like a pretty good deal. You'd be a 7850 away from a very capable gaming machine at a crazy budget price.
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You are getting pretty good CPU there. No real need to upgrade it just yet, IMO. Spend the money on a GPU. The Powercolor 7870 Myst is an awesome card for $250. Or the GTX 650 ti Boost, Radeon 7770 or 7790 are also good budget options.
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