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Hi~

Im a huge sc2 fan and im need of giving my CPU a little upgrade so it can run a little more smooth. First of all I do have a budget so be nice. I was tired of my Nvidia geforce 7600gs so I did small upgrade to a xfx hd5570. The game runs worse now and after a lot of reading Im sure its a CPU bottleneck issue. If I am wrong about this what else should I look for before buying a new CPU. If its a new CPU I need then so be it.

Anyways below is what I have:

That link is the current mobo I have! And there is a CPU list
http://ca.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=NFlvt10av3F7ayQ9

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 2702MB used, 1880MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ ASUS M2N-E ATI Radeon HD 5570 3070MB RAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Free Space: 3.3 GB Total Space: 152.5 GB windows 7 64 bit LG Flatron w2361V 450W 
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ ASUS M2N-E ATI Radeon HD 5570 3070MB RAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Free Space: 3.3 GB Total Space: 152.5 GB windows 7 64 bit LG Flatron w2361V 450W 
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Well whats your budget? And what kinda memory do you have now. It would really help if you fill your system spec info out.

I am not an amd gpu fan anymore. You can get a 460 now for $100 or so.

My thought:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-13131647-L03D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

Maybe your memory will be alright, I dont know. Other wise just wait a bit and find some better deals.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-950 OC 4 ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6 EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
C300 SSD 128 gig + 2x spinpoint raid 0 500s Noctua NH-D14 WIN7 home premium Planar 27 " LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS 5000 SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932 Black Stee MS 5000 
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Intel Core i7-950 OC 4 ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6 EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
C300 SSD 128 gig + 2x spinpoint raid 0 500s Noctua NH-D14 WIN7 home premium Planar 27 " LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS 5000 SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932 Black Stee MS 5000 
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Well whats your budget? And what kinda memory do you have now. It would really help if you fill your system spec info out.

I am not an amd gpu fan anymore. You can get a 460 now for $100 or so.

My thought:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-13131647-L03D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

Maybe your memory will be alright, I dont know. Other wise just wait a bit and find some better deals.
Memory is fine but this processor you listed seems to fit the budget! thanks
System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ ASUS M2N-E ATI Radeon HD 5570 3070MB RAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Free Space: 3.3 GB Total Space: 152.5 GB windows 7 64 bit LG Flatron w2361V 450W 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ ASUS M2N-E ATI Radeon HD 5570 3070MB RAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Free Space: 3.3 GB Total Space: 152.5 GB windows 7 64 bit LG Flatron w2361V 450W 
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