i have an amd althalon ii 645 x4 processor and i was just wondering if it will hold be back when gaming i want to upgrade it to i5 ivy bridge in the future but as for now will it handle games like bf3 and crisis 2, all i want to know is will the cpu manage for a while not my gpu ram just the CPU.
well, I have 8gb of ram a 600w ocz psu and my gpu is a 6670 but i only really want to know if the cpu can perform as I am upgrading the gpu soon, but i want to wait until kepler is released. Also because of my mobo I can’t increase the voltage higher than 1.4v so the best stable oc I can get is 3.4ghz.
Your graphics card is good. But, you could upgrade it just a little.
Second, your memory looks big enough. There is no need to upgrade that.
So yeah, my conclusion is to upgrade your CPU (Recommended for OC beyond 3.4GHz) + GPU (if you want better FPS). However, that is your choice and you may need to get a new motherboard and PSU just to keep GPUs + CPU in check.
im not going to change the mobo until i am upgrading to i5, i have being looking at the 6970 and at £220 do you think that it is worth buying? or should i get the 6950 for £170 and unlock it?
Many have suggest to buy Ati 6950 and unlock it. However, it's not a safe root. There has been plenty of user failing to unlock it or brick their GPUs. Therefore, my advice is buy ATi 6970 at around £220 and play it safe. Also, if you are going for intel i5 near future, then please look at intel motherboard (1155 socket). That is the latest which is a few step behind x79 motherboard.