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Athlon II X3 or Phenom II X4 for this build?

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February 27, 2011 6:25:46 AM

Hey there!

Here is my build:

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I am trying to decide between the Athlon II X3 or the Phenom II X4.

I would like to save the $60 by going with the Athlon but will I see significant system improvements with the Phenom?

Will the 5870 2gb gpu be limited by the Athlon?

Thanks for the input!

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March 5, 2011 2:46:28 AM

rolli picked a good article. Whether or not you need a faster CPU will depend on two things: The lower the resolution, the more CPU bound the game. And: Some games are much more CPU Dependant than other.

So, to know if your CPU is sufficient:
What games?
What resolution?