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November 12, 2010 7:37:54 PM

Hey guys!
Ill be upgrading my CPU by christmas.
Ill also buy a new Case to make cooling more easier and more efficient.
So... currently i've got a AMD Phenom II x2 555 BE. And im thinking about buying a AMD phenom II x2 970 BE.
Will it be worth it? I may also consider going for a intel core instead, not sure yet, and if so... please give some general advices.

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November 12, 2010 7:39:01 PM

Depends, what motherboard do you have?
November 12, 2010 7:47:49 PM

I have a rather old mobo, i will upgrade it,regardless of what model i get ;) 
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November 12, 2010 7:52:47 PM

If you really want the best advice, I would give us the model of your motherboard so we can best judge the worth of the upgrade you are asking about. You may want to consider other options for future planning. ;) 
November 12, 2010 8:00:26 PM

okok model inc... the model of my motherboard is GA-MA785GM-US2H.
Btw also if i could also get some good advices about gaming CPU's from intel aswell so i have some oppurtunity to choose ;) 
November 12, 2010 8:32:59 PM

But i would also like to know if the upgrade in 555>970 (AMD) is worth it. and how benefits would look like ;) 
November 12, 2010 9:11:24 PM

Currently got a Radeon 5770 HD. And yes i'll be gaming
November 12, 2010 10:25:56 PM

Currently thinking of buying a high tower to have the stuff in.
Thinking of buying the Intel Core™ i5 Quad Processor i5-760+Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 and as a new graphics card HIS Radeon HD 6870
November 12, 2010 10:37:43 PM

Cause the computer is mainly going to be for gaming. So i've been sitting the whole evening looking up benchmarks... and the I5-760 is sooo awesome in the gaming department, found some quite nice parts with it, you can see the Mobo+graphics card above, please comment and critisism please ;) 
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November 12, 2010 10:59:45 PM

You have expanded your original question quite a bit. How much money are you looking to spend? There are many in the forum that would be happy to help you spend it. It sounds like you will need new memory and a power supply etc .....
November 12, 2010 11:12:43 PM

im able to spend about 700-750£
Things ill keep from my old computer are the harddrive, power supply & cd/rom reader. (depending on what i'll buy... i can maybe keep my old mobo+ddr2 memorys if buying the AMD 970) But i've been looking through several benchmarks and they all show intel i5-760 to be superior to AMD Phenom II x4 970 BE in gaming. And ive also wanted to test out a intel processor to check out the differences from AMD.
Btw for gaming right now ill need a graphics card.. and in the budget the radeon 6870 fits me best
Sorry for all the confusions btw ;s
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