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So i have a bit of money from xmas and i was looking to upgrade my sig rig. I was thinking about buying a new cpu like a phenom II quad core. the best upgrade to boost gaming performance is really what im looking for.


Links to newegg or forsale forum here only please thanx biggrin.gifsniper.gif
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SSD or a quad core.
    
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Heres some FS links:

9850 2.5GHz Quad Core Black Edition 100$ OBO
Phenom II x4 810 75$ shipped


edit: i'd recommend the 810 over that 640.
    
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post #5 of 7
Here is the link shown the overall performance between X4 640 and x2 240.
post #6 of 7
If you can reuse your old cooler, go with this CPU,
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7026019&CatId=1946

If you dont want to, or cant reuse your cooler, go with this cpu.
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Amd-Phenom-II-720-Black/dp/B001R84CGW/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1293888685&sr=8-17"]Amazon.com: Amd Phenom II X3 720 Black Ed: Electronics[/ame]

The latter can be unlocked with the appropriate board.
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by WaXyDeAd;11851080 
So i have a bit of money from xmas and i was looking to upgrade my sig rig. I was thinking about buying a new cpu like a phenom II quad core. the best upgrade to boost gaming performance is really what im looking for.


Links to newegg or forsale forum here only please thanx biggrin.gifsniper.gif

well you have dd2 ram so i would get a phenomII 940 BE, you can get that fairly cheap if u can find one. Don't be afraid to buy it used

http://www.overclock.net/main-components/902260-phenom-iis-5870-a.html( has 2 x4 chips)
http://www.overclock.net/main-components/892021-amd-quad-core-crossfire-sli-motherboard.html
http://www.overclock.net/main-components/902177-pending-phenom-ii-x3-720-black.html
http://www.overclock.net/main-components/898808-fs-t-phenom-ii-x4-810-a.html

here's a few links to the forum market with people selling am+2 and am3 chips that your mobo should support.
don't be afraid to +1 if the info is helpful
Edited by Rustynails - 1/1/11 at 12:01pm
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