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Help on choosing which CPU to buy

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a b à CPUs
February 20, 2010 9:38:23 AM

So at the local dealers i haven't got much choice is which CPU's to buy...

- Phenom 2 x2 550
- Phenom 2 x4 945
- Athlon 2 x4 630


The MyCom does have a 965 in stock, which is my preferred model, but it is shown to be the 140 watt model, which my board does not support...

The listed 3 are the best models they have from the series, and im just wondering which I should opt for.
- Athlon x4 is cheap
- phenom 2 x2 550 is black edition (and I love OCing)
- Phenom 2 x4 954 is obviously fastest...

Im looking for better game performance, (Crysis :bounce:  ) and am wondering which cpu i should buy to balance my config well. (see specs below)

Thanks for any advice!

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a b à CPUs
February 20, 2010 10:13:01 AM

im inclined to think the gts 250 is what is holding you back, but id go for the 630,
a b à CPUs
February 20, 2010 10:16:29 AM

what I was thinking, now my X2 5400 @ 3.2Ghz is holding back my GTS250..

plus I hear that the Phenom 2 x2 550 has better performance than the Athlon 630
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February 20, 2010 10:27:26 AM

oh, i didnt know it was prev gen x2, the x2 550 will be a good chice, but the perf difference will only be noticable at lower resolutons that are bottlenecked by the cpu example, at 800x600 the 630 might get 80fps where the 550 will get 100 fps, but as the resolution goes up the app is increasingly bottlenecked by the gpu, the gap will be closed, ill see if i can find a link

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a b à CPUs
February 20, 2010 10:29:37 AM

i was rong, the 630 is hands down better
a b à CPUs
February 20, 2010 11:56:01 AM

select best answer plz
a b à CPUs
February 20, 2010 12:13:24 PM

your little greedy boy aint you? :p 
a b à CPUs
February 20, 2010 12:13:34 PM

Best answer selected by xbeater.