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Help me upgrade pleasssseeeee!

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May 15, 2012 8:56:55 PM

You may not even need to know this all of this but first forum post ever! so i'm going to try to do it right.
This is my first build don't hate!
MoBo: Asrock a770DE+
Cpu: amd athlon ii 3.3ghz 455 ( successfully unlock to b55 quad core)
Ram: adata ddr2 2x4gb 800mhz
Gpu: saphire hd 6670 ddr3
psu: 700w Apevia psu( Its not certified it say %80 if or if not that is true. I'm not going to need that much power anyways. 4 out of 5 eggs on new egg here the full model name. APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - OEM)
resolution: 720p ( upgrading really soon to a 900p buying from a friend for 30 dollars.)

Here what I'm planning on upgrading for the cpu to.
phenom ii 960t x4( Hoping it will unlock to 6 core like my athlon ii upgraded to 4 successfully also over clock it a bit.
or
phenom ii 980 BE( won't over clock it no need to really)

also i need a better cooler but I'm trying to find a decent one that can use the stock bracket don't really want to take my motherboard out of my pc.

gpu is going to be the first thing i upgrade.
I want the hd 7850 but i know its overkill and it might take awhile for the money but besides that.
I'm looking at a hd 6870 but I can't make up my mind between that or a hd 7770. So i figure i can get other people opinions on what would be good for 900p. I'm aiming towards being able to play bf3 multiplayer on ultra at 900p. Is a hd 6870 over kill or will a hd 6850 be good enough?

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May 15, 2012 9:57:29 PM

bobbybamf12 said:
I want the hd 7850 but i know its overkill and it might take awhile for the money but besides that.
I'm looking at a hd 6870 but I can't make up my mind between that or a hd 7770. So i figure i can get other people opinions on what would be good for 900p. I'm aiming towards being able to play bf3 multiplayer on ultra at 900p. Is a hd 6870 over kill or will a hd 6850 be good enough?

The HD 6870 is not overkill, and should play BF3 on Ultra at 50-70fps @ 900p. That's only using FXAA, though - IMO you don't need antialiasing in multi (or Ultra for that matter - High looks the same unless you stop and scrutinize the scenery - something you shouldn't do in multiplayer :na:  )

The HD 7770 is good, but the 6870 is better, and is perfect for maxing games at 900p - check my sig :) 

Go ahead and get a Black Edition Phenom II quad. Six-cores don't get you more of anything in games.
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May 16, 2012 3:45:05 PM

Thanks for replying!!!!!! 75 views and one reply... kinda sad since not really that hard just asking for opinions.

Yeah i'm most like getting the hd 6870 but i read that 960t have an unlock multiplier and i can overclock it to 3.7ghz. plus it has turbo boost. If i have to a buy a 212+ cpu cooler. I don't need 6 cores but I WANT THEM! lol :lol: 
thanks again!
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