Phenom II X3 720 BE @ 3.1
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P (Which is compatible with ALL X4s and X6s)
4 GB GSkill 1333 DDR3
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 (For PhysX)
I've just been wondering if upgrading to the Phenom II X4 965 BE or higher would allow me to see a difference in my gaming, or if I should just stick with what I have for now and wait for future releases. Gaming is ALL I use my PC for. I play First-Person Shooters (Battlefield Bad Company II, Call of Dutys, etc.), Third-Person Shooters (Batman: AA, Mafia II, etc.), and Sports games.
Try either unlocking the 4th core, or try overclocking.
Tried unlocking the fourth core when I got it last year, no luck. I have it overclocked to 3.1 on stock voltage with stock heatsink. That's the best I could do. I could get it to 3.2 but the voltage increase and heat output was too significant for my taste. I may consider a better heatsink/cooling solution down the road for a higher overclock. I'm just going to wait until I notice a bottleneck in my games.