Hey guys, it's that time when I'm due for a little upgrade and I was wondering which one of these I should pick up for gaming.
My budget for an upgrade is around $420 so it's between the i3core setup or the phenom ii x4.
Which one of these 2 builds allows easy speed overclocking for newbies and has the better longevity?
they are from NCIX in Canada, I already used a price match so it looks like I may be saving $20 on purchase+ no shipping since I'm doing pickup. I'm stoked to give this machine a try, my cpu ram and mobo are pretty damn outdated and slow atm
Thank You Gordon, As Ive Alwayse Said, Save The Money On An Adaquate CPU And Use The Saved $$ For Other More Important Things, AKA; RAM, Graphics. Etc.
My Points Are As Follows..
1. If Your Gaming Your Not Gonna Notice The Diff Between A Phenom II And A Core i7 If They Are Both Running A GTX480 On A 20" Monitor
2. If Your A Multitasker, Your Probably Too Busy Paying Attention To The Article Your Reading On Toms Hardware To Care If Your Video Takes A Few Seconds Longer To Encode On Your Phenom Than It Does Your Friends "Slightly Faster" Core i7 When Your Machine Coast Half The Money To Build And Still Has All The Same "Creature Comforts"
There Are More But Why Should I Bother?, I Think We All Get The Point...
also lga 1156 is dead so am3 is the way to go, i think that socket am3 can support the new amd bulldozer cpus that are coming out next year im not a 100% sure though, so if you go amd you have a better upgrade path, by the way what gpu do you have or what gpu are you planning on getting?