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My question is in the title. I'm the kind of guy that upgrade it's pc piece by piece over time. Recently i've upgraded to 8 gigs of ram( since they became cheap) and last november I bought a gtx 480 superclocked from a friend.

I know my cpu right now is bottlenecking my pc from it's potential. I have a athlon II x3 rana running at 3.4 ghz.

So in about 2 months I intend to upgrade my cpu, but i'm wondering if a phenom II x4 black edition will do, or if I should go for a phenom II x6?

What do you guys think I should go for? I thought about going SB's way, but it would cost to much to buy a new cpu and motherboard also....maybe if I have the money by then, but if not I just want a new amd cpu.
    
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Originally Posted by Skoltnik;11912168 
My question is in the title. I'm the kind of guy that upgrade it's pc piece by piece over time. Recently i've upgraded to 8 gigs of ram( since they became cheap) and last november I bought a gtx 480 superclocked from a friend.

I know my cpu right now is bottlenecking my pc from it's potential. I have a athlon II x3 rana running at 3.4 ghz.

So in about 2 months I intend to upgrade my cpu, but i'm wondering if a phenom II x4 black edition will do, or if I should go for a phenom II x6?

What do you guys think I should go for? I thought about going SB's way, but it would cost to much to buy a new cpu and motherboard also....maybe if I have the money by then, but if not I just want a new amd cpu.

AMD 1055T and overclock it to high heavens?
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An x4 phenom or an x6 one will be sufficient
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Originally Posted by Atomfix;11912207 
AMD 1055T and overclock it to high heavens?

yeah that's what I thought doing. It's number 1 on my list of upgrade for now.
    
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Originally Posted by Skoltnik;11912223 
yeah that's what I thought doing. It's number 1 on my list of upgrade for now.

thumb.gif It can easily pass 4GHz easily. The PH-E0 revision is the most overclocking friendly chip availible confused.gif
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Originally Posted by Atomfix;11912240 
thumb.gif It can easily pass 4GHz easily. The PH-E0 revision is the most overclocking friendly chip availible confused.gif

It can OC easily too! tongue.gif
     
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the BEST cpu is a 1100T or 970 (depending on your choice of quad or hexa, i would go with the hexa)
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Originally Posted by Klinkey;11912307 
the BEST cpu is a 1100T or 970 (depending on your choice of quad or hexa, i would go with the hexa)

^^^^ This

because you clearly asked "What's the best amd cpu..."
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Actually in reality go for the one within your budget... 1055t its at a great price and if you get the "PH-E0" even better
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the BEST cpu is a 1100T or 970 (depending on your choice of quad or hexa, i would go with the hexa)


is the 1100t easilly overclocked also? if the 1050t goes up to 4ghz, does the 1100t go up to 4.5 ghz?
    
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