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Which mobo/processor to go with GTX 260

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May 12, 2009 3:58:03 PM

I am getting a GTX 260 but need to decide on a Mobo and Processor.

I am stuck between AMD Athlon 7850, the AMD Athlon 6000, or some 1st gen phenom card i can't recall.

I want to be able to max out tf2/l4d/cod4/coh. but that is IT!

Any ideas?

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July 21, 2009 3:31:24 PM

Probably not much difference in performnace between 7850 and 6000. From the specifications, 6000 looks faster with 3.0/3.1 GHz (depends on model) but 7850 has 2 Mb L3 cache. 7850 may overclock better. I'd go for whichever is cheaper.

(Note I'm running a 6000 and see no compelling reason to go for a 7850).
July 22, 2009 5:35:47 AM

To be honest you would be better off spending a little more and getting the 955 black edition and an AM3 board. It would future-proof (kind of) your computer and also allow you to get the maximum power out of your video card.

*Overclocking your cpu is ESSENTIAL to unleashing the true power of these new high end video cards. Anything below 3.0 ghz will simply bottleneck the card, the more you overclock your cpu, the higher response you will see from your video card. The 955 Black Edition is perfect for this. Plus it's cheap compared to its sister intel processors.
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