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post #11 of 21
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whats a cheap cpu that will match the preformance of my gtx 465?
you have a am2+ motherboard if im not msitaken. id suggest getting atleast a phenom II x3 720 BE and overclock it. if you can afford something more then maybe a phenom II 955
post #12 of 21
i grantee your never going to hit 3Ghz maybe 2.7 if your lucky
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welll i guess ill be needing a new mobo huh.. lol mines stock
i have 100 to spend at frys electronics and 100 to spend anywhere else because i have a gift card.
it would be nice to keep my current ram but then again my budget does allow me the go ddr3 what do you guys recomend?
Can you combine the $100 + the gift card together AT Fry's? and maybe get something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103858 ?

Also, give more details about your current motherboard.
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post #14 of 21
phenom II 940 would be the best upgrade
post #15 of 21
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welll i guess ill be needing a new mobo huh.. lol mines stock
i have 100 to spend at frys electronics and 100 to spend anywhere else because i have a gift card.
it would be nice to keep my current ram but then again my budget does allow me the go ddr3 what do you guys recomend?
This from Fry's

http://www.frys.com/product/6355581?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

This board as it'll use DDR2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-265-_-Product
    
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post #16 of 21
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My curent mobo is am2 and supports ddr2 800
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post #17 of 21
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This board as it'll use DDR2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-265-_-Product
Great board, but i would recommend a better CPU, as that board supports AM3.

http://www.frys.com/product/6297610?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

This should suffice.
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how is that 1 better it has 1 less core and is .2 slower and its more?
i kinda of a newb and need explaining lawl
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post #19 of 21
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My curent mobo is am2 and supports ddr2 800

yours obviously supports AM2+ cpus though.
post #20 of 21
i wouldn't go with an anthlon x3, he'll need to upgrade that later

just try for a $100 anthlon x4 or phenom II x4 (maybe x3 unlock)


but that together with a board and 465 would provide a nice gaming platform for a long time. maybe get some faster ram if yours is like ddr2-800 or lower

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