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I think its about time to upgrade my CPU. I currently have a "AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core Processor 5000+ AM2+, OEM - AD5000ODJ22GI"

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AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core Processor 5000+ AM2+, OEM - AD5000ODJ22GI

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Looking for help to find a good CPU since it is blackfriday and cyber monday is coming up

Was recommended this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-727-_-Product

And this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-858-_-Product

I think they both are compatible with my mobo right now, but which one is recommended? Can I overclock better with?


Or would a SSD be a better choice than a CPU?

Any information will be very useful to me, thanks!
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post #2 of 19
If your just gaming and such go for the quad, 6 cores would be kind of pointless unless its a very good deal...which AMD always is. I personally would go with a strong quad before a meh 6 core. So to emphasize, go with the 965 (tho I recommend the 955 since it overclocks the same and doesn't seem to have higher temps like the 965.)
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post #3 of 19
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Hey fullmetal, thanks!

So 955 is better than the 965 temperature wise and overclocking? If I did not overclock, would the 965 be a good performance cpu?
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CPU - any hexacore is good for ps. the 1090T or 1075 is good, but i heard that 1055 is a good choice, I oc'ed mine (1090T) to 4GHz and its fine, so i assume the 1075 is about the same.
SSD- I thought about it myself, but figured that its not worth it YET, yes it boots faster, but I figured it wasn't worth it the 100+ for 80GB
Video card- i'd keep that, but if you want to go all out, get the 6870 with the AMD CPU. i heard its good.

HDD- might want to upgrade it, since they are cheap and its black friday
   
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post #5 of 19
An 955 is a great cpu oc or not. If you not planning on ocing get a 970(3.5ghz).
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by moonshine6456 View Post
Hey fullmetal, thanks!

So 955 is better than the 965 temperature wise and overclocking? If I did not overclock, would the 965 be a good performance cpu?
If you do not want to overclock, a 965 or 970 would probably be the best. They come with a pretty high stock clock.
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post #7 of 19
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CPU - any hexacore is good for ps. the 1090T or 1075 is good, but i heard that 1055 is a good choice, I oc'ed mine (1090T) to 4GHz and its fine, so i assume the 1075 is about the same.
SSD- I thought about it myself, but figured that its not worth it YET, yes it boots faster, but I figured it wasn't worth it the 100+ for 80GB
Video card- i'd keep that, but if you want to go all out, get the 6870 with the AMD CPU. i heard its good.

HDD- might want to upgrade it, since they are cheap and its black friday
Thanks for the reply, If I am leaning more towards more gaming, would the x4 work well enough?
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post #8 of 19
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Thanks for the reply, If I am leaning more towards more gaming, would the x4 work well enough?
The x4 would be a better choice for gaming than the x6.
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If you do not want to overclock, a 965 or 970 would probably be the best. They come with a pretty high stock clock.
Ok thanks eternal, Is there a noticeable difference between those two that you know of?
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An 955 is a great cpu oc or not. If you not planning on ocing get a 970(3.5ghz).
Ok thanks, with the build that I have right now, would overclocking be a high success you think? Never really successfully overclocked before
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