New amd proccesor

I am looking to upgrade my processor. What would be my best option for gaming? (Sadly I have an amd motherboard so intel is out of the question)

OS:Win 7 64 bit
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5
Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 620
RAM: 4 gig (2x2 DDR3)
Graphics : Saphire 6970 2 gig
Hard drive: wdc wd7500AADS-00m2b0
Monitor: LG Flatron W2242T
Power Supply: OCZ Stealth Stream 600w
Mouse/Keyboard/Sound are covered
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  1. 1st: 300-375
    2nd: Yes
    What would be the performance difference between the 2500k and the 955BE
  2. Is it worth putting in the extra cash for an i7?
  3. Ill be honest, just look up toms benchmark review of the i5 2600k and you'll see how much of an improvement it is over some of the high end amd parts. I was a fan of amd for years but couldn't deny how much better the intel series was with sandy bridge. I almost had a heart attack when i saw how poorly bulldozer performed.
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    Firstly, how much are you trying to spend?

    Do you live near a

    You could always just sell your current mobo and pickup a 2500K and z68 mobo from microcenter for around $350

    Then get a new 850W 80+ certified bronze or higher psu and a 2nd 6970 and you are set with zero bottleneck. :) Of course this is if you were to ever want to max games.

    For what you are trying to do right now, you are best with just getting a 960T

    It has a chance of unlocking to 6 cores. It is closely similar to the 955BE which was the best budget cpu before they stopped making them.

    Do I need to get the larger psu before/if/when I find the cash to run the second gpu?
  5. Well, while most poeple say yes... I would say no... Worry about that later if you choose to upgrade to even better things. 2 580's in SLI pull about 525w from the wall on full load... You'd be pushing it... but no, I wouldn't say you have to upgrade your PSU.
  6. Nevermind about what I said. Lol, P07H34D was correct. I agree with him. That 600w would serve decently for you right now, but if you choose to add a second card, you're goana need to upgrade. An 850w 80 plus certified is the sweet spot for 2 graphics cards and an overclocked system.


    Btw, Don't forget to choose a "best answer" when your problem is solved (P07H34D seems to have put a lok of input *hinthint*). People appreciate it :D
  7. Don't worry, I won't forget ;) Are there any guides you would recommend for installing a new mobo? I'm new at this..
  8. Um.. Search it up on YouTube. Just search up "Newegg how to build a pc". And its a great building guide. You might as well watch the whole thing as it's all useful. Otherwise you can just search up "how to build a pc" and you'll get a bunch of guides.
  9. Best answer selected by CaveManNinja.
  10. Thanks so much for helping a newb like myself :)
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