Solved Just a question about my build (CPU related) Tags: Build Phenom CPUs Systems Product Last response: November 7, 2010 6:37 PM in Systems Share Jyle November 7, 2010 5:07:54 PM Sup peeps! 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!! More about : question build cpu related Best solution zooted 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 Twoboxer a b à CPUs 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. Related resources New Gaming Build - Have some questions (Partitions and GPU related ) - Forum Crossfire/SLI programming related question - Forum About an Issue related Skyrim. - Forum How is the cpu related to memory and graphics? - Forum A series of possibly related errors... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Jyle November 7, 2010 6:36:01 PM Best answer selected by jyle. Jyle 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! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCPU - No post bios related ? ForumJust got a IPIBL-LB Mobo free CPU Question . ForumMotherboard related question that needs an answer please. ForumGeneral, yet in-depth questions (not "how do I" n00b related ) ForumCan someone explain why RAM speed and CPU speed are related ? ForumJust finished a new build and have a problem. CPU ? ForumSome questions related to my future build ForumWeird sound problems possibly SSD related ? ForumQuestion about CPU Benchmarks ForumShould I Proceed...? (Heatsink/paste/ cpu related ) ForumHD 5870 and DVI related problem ForumBuilding an $1000 Dollar gaming PC ForumSeein what everyone thinks about my new build ForumMy first pc build ForumGraphics Question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !