Need help with possible upgrades for AMD Athalon X64

My PC has a AMD Athalon X64 and I have been looking at upgrading it. I have a fairly low budget but ive found these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-OPTERON-QUAD-CORE-2356-2-3GHZ-SOCKET-1207-PROCESSOR-OS2356WAL4BGH-/170878170294?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item27c921f4b6

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Phenom-X4-9950-2-6-GHz-Quad-Core-HD995ZXAGHBOX-Processor-/160851047952?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item2573783610#ht_500wt_1156

and was wondering what the benefits of each would be as im leaning towards the cheaper option unless there would be a significant difference in terms of gaming performance.

Games i would be looking to play would be ARMA 2: DayZ mod, Dead Island and a few shooters

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
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  1. What motherboard do you have?
    By the way opterons are for servers, they use different sockets than desktop CPUs.
  2. ahh right, it comes up as having a MSI AMETHYST-M
  3. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00378480&dlc=en&lc=en&cc=us

    Your motherboard won't support phenoms.
    Supports AMD Athlon 64 X2 (up to 4800+) and Sempron (up to 3200+) processors
  4. HP/Compaq name: AmethystM-GL6E
    CPU/Processor Socket: 939
    Supports AMD Athlon 64 X2 (up to 4800+) and Sempron (up to 3200+) processors.
    theres no way you can fit any of the cpu's you have picked out... best of buying a cheap am3+ or 1155 by asrock (they do the best low priced motherboards) and get a phenom 2 quad or i3/i5 sandy/ivy.
    also if you want to play htem games your looking at a gfx and psu upgrade.
  5. Plus Intel CPUs aren't compatible with AMD boards and vice versa.
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