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Need advise on upgrade

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August 8, 2011 6:44:14 AM

I need help on upgrading my PC. Most of the components are 3 years old except for the SSD which I got last year. I'm planning to upgrade the CPU to a Phenom II X4 965 3.4 ghz. The fastest CPU my board can handle is a phenom 970, but I don't think the extra 100 mhz is worth the extra 50 bucks.
Is my system still worth upgrading or should I be replacing the mobo, ram, and cpu? I'm still happy with my video card's performance, so I probably won't be upgrading it till next year. This PC is mostly used for gaming. Thanks for your input!!!

CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3 ghz
Mother Board: Asus M2N-E
GPU: MSI Radeon 4890 1GB DDR3
RAM: Corsair XMS2 DHX — 2GB DDR2 Memory Kit X 2
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB
HDD: seagate barracuda 1TB 7200 rpm
PSU: Cooler Master GX550 550W

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August 8, 2011 3:14:15 PM

Id recommend getting the 955BE at $119 and just clock it up 200mhz and then you have a 965BE.

It'll be a significant upgrade.
August 18, 2011 8:17:16 AM

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