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Yo, I'm looking for a Quad Core CPU that works well with a 5770, i'm on a budget of about £100, any recommendations?
post #2 of 19
You'd be good with a quad core Phenom II. But of course, you'll need a new motherboard.
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Yo, I'm looking for a Quad Core CPU that works well with a 5770, i'm on a budget of about £100, any recommendations?
Why not go i5?

Either find a nice deal for a 760 or save up for a 2500k, Phenoms are dead.
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best i can find on ebuyer for close to 100 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164520

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Why not go i5?

Either find a nice deal for a 760 or save up for a 2500k, Phenoms are dead.
Phenom's are dead?

Mine's still working.
post #6 of 19
OP, just look around the market place for a Q9XX0 for a decent price. They are going up all the time for a reasonable deal. I don't know why you need more than your E8400 with a single 5770 though. That chip is more than enough, especially if you overclock it (200MHz...not a real OC, those chips can get up to some high speeds).
post #7 of 19
You can find a Phenom 2 955 for around £100, that doesnt seem very dead to me.

That is like tons of bang of the buck, much more than a i5 2500k and perfect for budget builds.
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post #8 of 19
if u r on benchmarks buy i7

other wise 955/965 will do for gaming

PS: u will get same fps like any other i5 or i7 in gaming using a same card

take a look at this http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._i7_980x/9.htm
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post #9 of 19
My Q6600 does great with my 5770
post #10 of 19
for a HD5770, a Phenom II 955BE will do. Anything else is overkill. Unless if you have plans to go for a GTX580 or a HD6990 in the near future, there is no reason to go i5/i7
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