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Cpu and mobo upgrade

i am wanting to upgrade my cpu from my old athlon ii x2 and i was thinking about getting a phenom 965 or a bulldozer 4100. can anyone tell me which is better for big games like battlefield 3 and emulation? i have checked benchmarks and i get conflicting results in most of them.
also i will be needing to upgrade my motherboard for this upgrade i was thinking about getting

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-292&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

if anyone already has this motherboard could you tell me how it does with overclocking? i have a little more room in my budget if anyone could reccomend me a better mobo for OC (about 40 dollars more)

thanks in advance
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    I wouldn't go with that MB, it has a weak power handling section, meaning it's a weak overclocker. Be prepared to spend a little more and consider this. This is a strong overclocker:
    GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519
  2. abekl said:
    I wouldn't go with that MB, it has a weak power handling section, meaning it's a weak overclocker. Be prepared to spend a little more and consider this. This is a strong overclocker:
    GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

    mm i can afford it i will probably get it thank you what is your opinion on the cpus?
  3. The Phenom II X4 965 is what I would recommend. Grab it while it's still available:

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727
  4. abekl said:
    The Phenom II X4 965 is what I would recommend. Grab it while it's still available:

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    yeah thats the one i was lookin at guess ill go with that over the 4100 thanks
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