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Upgrading AM2 computer

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August 29, 2010 3:46:51 AM

Its been a while since i've upgraded anything on my PC... the last time i did, it was just the PSU anyways.

i was looking for a new CPU when i found this deal

It has the AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz (second best cpu that works w/ my motherboard, and the best that i could find) with a SAPPHIRE 100290SR Radeon HD 5870, all for $560 US.
It would basically be a new computer @ this point.

I know my PSU can handle the extra load as well.

I was just looking for any thoughts, recommendations, ect. from people.

My computer is:
AMD: Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2991 MHz
Mobo: Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 v.2
RAM: 4GB Mushkin DDR2 PC2-6400
OS: Win 7 64bit
VC: EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB

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August 29, 2010 3:48:59 AM

IMO drop the 5870 for a 470. ~95%+ of the performance but for 240-270$.
September 5, 2010 1:47:14 AM

Best answer selected by arges86.