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I am building a budget gamer for a friend of mine.


I have found some Combo deals on some Phenom I Quads.


How will they hold up to games?
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i think that an Athlon X2-X4 would be better... (AM3)
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The 9850BE and 9950BE tend to clock around 3.2ghz and are about as good as an equivalent Q6600. (Give or take. Usually the latter.)

Athlon IIs are better though.
Edited by sLowEnd - 2/9/11 at 4:49pm
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go athlon, stay away from phenom I's they are garbage.
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They'll do ok, if you can clock them up a bit. The design isn't really anywhere near as good as the PhenomII or AthlonII, so they're only really worth it if it's a major bargain.
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I had a Phenom 9650 which bottle necked my 4870 in most modern games (could only get it clocked to 2.8Ghz) would recommend a new athlon.
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New Athlon it is!


Thanks guys
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