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I need upgrade assistance please help!

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May 1, 2012 5:06:21 AM

plan on building a new pc for myself to play diablo 3 only. i do a little multitasking (music+vent+web+game) i dont need a whole lot. i just want to run d3 on max settings with 60 fps stable. what you guys think. i already upgraded to the evga 560 ti superclock its amazing and just wanted to get rid of my possible cpu bottleneck. i want to go from.

AMD Phenom X4 9850 to FX-4100
4 gb of 1066 ram to 8gb of 1333
i use a WD HDD that i plan to keep useing.
is it worth the money or should i just keep what i have>?

Thank you so much for any input im struggling to decide ive changed my cart in newegg about 200 times now.

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May 1, 2012 5:14:06 AM

Overclock.
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May 1, 2012 5:29:21 AM

#1 - Remove all items from your cart and resign to waiting until tomorrow to make a purchase.

What is your budget? What PSU are you using? What is the amperage on the +12V rail of your PSU?

The Phenom X4 9850 only OC's maybe 300MHz or less. What's your motherboard? Does it support Phenom II/Bulldozer CPUs? Because I don't think the AM3+ FX-4100 has a DDR2 controller, so you might want to go with an AM3 Phenom II x4 955BE (C3 stepping).

Are you running 1066 DDR2 or DDR3?
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May 1, 2012 5:45:04 AM

if i upgrade to those parts i will also get the Mobo i need for them to run and new ddr3 ram just dunno if i should spend the money.
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May 1, 2012 6:12:56 AM

You will also need another copy of windows.
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May 1, 2012 6:20:41 AM

You should fill this out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
Make sure to include what you have and may reuse.

I don't think you should rush out and buy anything. Wait a day to figure this out. You only need another copy of Windows if 1) Yours is an OEM version (most common) AND 2) You change the motherboard.
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May 3, 2012 3:03:35 AM

OP, I'm closing this tab in my browser since you don't seem to be saying much. PM me if you come back.
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May 10, 2012 5:02:01 AM

Best answer selected by timjshaw.
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May 11, 2012 3:43:29 AM

Hey, you get all this sorted out? Feel free to send me a PM if you have any questions.
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