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Upgrading from my Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Custom Build

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April 24, 2014 4:43:08 PM

Hi, I am planning on upgrading from my older Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Custom Build. I built this Desktop back in January of 2010 right when the Intel Core 2 Duos and Quads were being replaced with the Intel Core i5s and i7s. The only reason I am upgrading is just because it is older, it really runs fine on Battlefield 4 which I thought was a shocker when I first got the game. I will list my current specs below and what I am planning on upgrading to. I will be replacing my whole Desktop.

- Cooler Master CM 690 II Case
- Cooler Master 600W Power Supply
- GIGABYTE EP43-UD3L Motherboard
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Processor
- 8GB DDR2 RAM
- GIGABYTE GTX 670 Graphics Card (Replaced my GTX 285 that went bad in 2012)
- Seagate 500GB HDD

This is most of my specs and my Processor does have a pretty decent cooler on it and it has been Overclocked to 4.0GHz.

I am planning on upgrading to the AMD FX-8350 Processor because from what I have heard, it is really reliable. I have a friend who has the AMD FX-8150. I also planning on trying out Crossfire with two R9 270X Graphics Cards from GIGABYTE. I have always been a GIGABYTE fan but I don't really have a side for Processors. I'll go with whichever. I also want to try out the Corsair 760T Case. Please let me know if I should upgrade or if I would be fine with what I have. My computer is really fast on games I play such as GTA IV and Battlefield 4. I am really just waiting to hear if GTA V is coming to PC or not. That is really the only other reason to upgrade.

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April 24, 2014 5:30:11 PM

Id look to an intel setup. Your cpu at 4.0GHz is still comperable to a 4GHz 8350.
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