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Just a question about my build (CPU related)

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November 7, 2010 5:07:54 PM

Sup peeps! :hello: 

Okay, I got this build from one of the members here. I really like the build and I have decided to go with it.

Tower (already purchased): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU (already purchased): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: ati 6870's in crossfire

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cd Drive: n82e16827136177

I would like to know if I would be able to use a Phenom ii x4 965 BE or even a AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE instead of the AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE, with my current setup. Thank you for your help!! :D  :) 

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November 7, 2010 5:34:18 PM

Yes you can, but upgrading to the 965 is pointless it is litterally the same thing just with a factory bump. You can achieve the same clock with a minor overclock.

As far as the x6, if its for gaming you wont see an improvement,only in threaded apps and multi tasking will you see an improvement
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November 7, 2010 6:04:42 PM

Presumably you are gaming, otherwise why the 2x6870s lol.

The 1090t is NOT a gaming processor. Games do not use more than 2 or 3 cores, so more slower cores don't help.
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November 7, 2010 6:36:01 PM

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November 7, 2010 6:37:07 PM

Okay, good to know. I'll just stick to a quad core cpu. Thank you both for your help!
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