Upgrading to Phenom X4 9550 from Athlon X2 5000+

Hi,

I am getting a XFX GTX260 black edition or ASUS HD 4870 1 GB (not sure which would be better) for my PC

Pc specs:

ASUS M2NE with Nforce 570 Ultra
AMD Athlon x2 5000+
Corsair 2 x 1gb XMS2 6400 @ 800mhz
Seasonic 550W PSU

but I think my CPU may be a bottle neck for the GPU. As my mother board supports AM2+ and I have checked at ASUS that with an updated bios it can support X3 and X4 CPUs. So do u guys recommend me getting a Phenom X4 9550 for my limited budget and keep the rest as it is?

Thanks
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  1. It will not do you a lot of good for gaming instead you could overclock your 5000+
  2. rolli59 said:
    It will not do you a lot of good for gaming instead you could overclock your 5000+



    Ditto!
  3. Thanks a heap guys, so X4 is out. maybe when i have enough budget i would upgrade to a better intel quad or i7.
  4. Your fine. Just wait for prices to go down. Maybe the Phenom II will be cheaper or will push down the price of the Phenom.
  5. ^ I agree, thanx. maybe that will also push down the price of intel, incase i decide to switch to intel.
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