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Should i stick with the Phenom II X4 965 BE or upgrade to an i5 4570?

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March 7, 2014 4:56:07 PM

My budget isn't very big, im thinkin of either buying more 4GB of ram and some other small upgrades (160€) or buy the 4570k and a new motherboard... (230€) a little help :??:  is the 965 BE still capable of handling well atleast for the next couple of years? or should i spend the extra now and avoid bigger upgrades later?

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March 7, 2014 5:11:23 PM

mmmm... is your phenomII overclocked?

If you've got it clocked up to 3.8-4.0ghz then you've got enough cpu power for the most part. I would just look at using your extra cash for a better gpu and an ssd. You'll find a much better bump in performance upgrading in that direction.

Don't get me wrong, that intel is a fairly significant improvement, however that phenomII is the definition of "good enough"... almost nothing needs more cpu power then that PhII can give you.
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March 8, 2014 1:51:31 AM

ingtar33 said:
mmmm... is your phenomII overclocked?

If you've got it clocked up to 3.8-4.0ghz then you've got enough cpu power for the most part. I would just look at using your extra cash for a better gpu and an ssd. You'll find a much better bump in performance upgrading in that direction.

Don't get me wrong, that intel is a fairly significant improvement, however that phenomII is the definition of "good enough"... almost nothing needs more cpu power then that PhII can give you.


That made up my mind, i'll keep this am3+ cpu for now, thank you for the help ;) 
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March 8, 2014 2:06:44 AM

your rig is for gaming or basic use???
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