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What Will Be The Best CPU For My Rig

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April 25, 2011 2:36:38 PM

Hi there Community

I need some advice on a new CPU upgrade that wil optimize my current hardware
specs are...

MB - ASUS m3n-ht Deluxe/mempipe (up-to-date BIOS)
CPU - AMD Phenom 9850 be 2.5GHZ (OC to 3.00GHZ) ({--Crap)
GPU (1) - Inno3d 9800 GTX+ (2.0 x16) SLI with
GPU (2) - Inno3d 9800 GTX+ (2.0 x16) (Very happy)
RAM - 4x2GB DDR2 800 MHz (8GB)
PRIMARY DRIVE - Samsung 128GB SSD (AHCI) (And 5 normal HDD 7200rpm)
PSU - Sparta 750w (Thermaltake ...I think)
LCD - Samsung 32" 1920x1080p (DVI-HDMI Cable)
OS – Windows 7 sp1 x64

I believe that’s all you need? (Let me know if you need more)

OK so i can’t decide on GHZ vs Core do i go for the Phenom II x4 970 (3.5ghz) or the Phenom II x6 1075T (3.0ghz)

Any info would be appreciated
Thanks

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a c 105 à CPUs
April 25, 2011 2:42:23 PM

assuming your mobo can take AM3 CPUs, check the asus site for CPU support

get a phenom II 955, its the same CPU as the 970. the 970 just has a higher multiplies setting in BIOS which you change yourself since you already know how to OC

skip the phenom II x6, they are gimmicky costing you more money while giving you less gaming performance. few games even use four cores, most just use two, and they offer slower cores then the x4.
a c 158 à CPUs
April 25, 2011 5:29:38 PM

Agree with ct615.

You mobo support the X4 955, so, that's the best option for you. Be sure to update the BIOS to the latest version available before change the CPU for the new one.
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April 25, 2011 8:55:08 PM

thanks for the insight Good to have a second opinion !!!!
a c 158 à CPUs
April 25, 2011 9:23:19 PM

Two thread doesn't solve your question more faster.

Continue thread here
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