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Hey all.

I have a 10 year old little bro (22 years older here, crazy I know). I'm building him a gaming PC for Christmas. I built one for my daughter last year, and I can just tell my lil bro is really feeling as though he's missing out. So, it's his turn. biggrin.gif

I managed to get a full, very basic system for free, including a 19 inch 1680x1050 res Asus monitor. I bought a new Corsiar PSU, and got a GTX 460 on ebay for $53. I'm wondering though, how much an upgraded mobo/proc would differ from the below benchmark. I can get a GA-890FXA-UD5, Phenom II 955 and 8GB RAM through a good buddy. Does anyone have, can do, or can find, a comparable bench? I've been hunting google, but haven't found exactly what I'm lookin for. Maybe my google skills are off today redface.gif

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The 955 would be a pretty significant upgrade, although purely graphically you probably wouldn't notice much difference in FPS.

If it was something like BF4, you'd get a lot less CPU-oriented spikes and similar in multi.
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Hey all.

I have a 10 year old little bro (22 years older here, crazy I know). I'm building him a gaming PC for Christmas. I built one for my daughter last year, and I can just tell my lil bro is really feeling as though he's missing out. So, it's his turn. biggrin.gif

I managed to get a full, very basic system for free, including a 19 inch 1680x1050 res Asus monitor. I bought a new Corsiar PSU, and got a GTX 460 on ebay for $53. I'm wondering though, how much an upgraded mobo/proc would differ from the below benchmark. I can get a GA-890FXA-UD5, Phenom II 955 and 8GB RAM through a good buddy. Does anyone have, can do, or can find, a comparable bench? I've been hunting google, but haven't found exactly what I'm lookin for. Maybe my google skills are off today redface.gif


I used to have 5200+ with a 460,,,couldnt play gta 4 worth a damn,,upgraded to 965x4 phenom II,,,the change was night and day,,,,i say go for the 955,,probably wont see large FPS increase but gameplay itself will be way better,,and framerates wont dip as bad,,,perfect start for a 10 year old,,should be able to play any game on the market,,,low/med/high,,depends on the game,,,sorry I don't have any way to benchmark the combination,,,5200+ died and i gave away 460,,
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Get the phenom II with 4GB ram, 4gb is enough.
Or you could go a more energy saving route and get an FX4100 95w.

The Athlon 5200+ will bottleneck any card faster than a 9600GT or HD4770.
That GTX460 is being held back by over 40fps in games.


To give you an idea on how much that GTX460 is being bottlenecked.
This is the fps of my HD5670 when I tested it on my rigs with NBA2k13, max setting at 1600x900.
That GTX460 is way faster so just imagine losing 30 to 40 fps.


Intel Pentium G620 2.6Ghz dualcore: 50FPS

Phenom I x3 8450e 2.1 Ghz triplecore: 40FPS

Phenom II B55 3.3Ghz quadcore: 70FPS

i5 2310 2.9Ghz quadcore: 70FPS
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post #6 of 6
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awesome! thanks everyone for the replies. I had full intentions on putting that 955 in here, I was just curious what the results were going to look like biggrin.gif

The mobo in this thing is terrible, so I'm going to go with that gigabyte 890 board and the 955 CPU. Will be quite similar to what my daughter is running. She's been able to play anything she's interested in without issue, so yeah, this system is going to do well for my little bro. He's going to be so stoked biggrin.gif

Thanks again for the replies, I appreciate them!
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