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Upgrading System

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May 7, 2012 1:20:10 PM

Hello everyone, It has been awhile since I last posted. After review of my system, I've deceided to upgade 3 major parts. I intend to do this in two phases. The first phase involves the replacement of my motherboard and cpu. the second replacement involves the video card. I deceided to replace my ASUS M4A78t-e with a ASUS Sabertooth 990FX. In the second phase, I intend to replace my ATI Radeon HD 5830 with a Sapphire HD 7850 2Gb (once I save enough money). However, I'm stuck on the CPU. I originally intended to replace my AMD Phenom II x4 965 with a AMD FX4100. I've read reviews indicating the cpu is the greatest. I generally play my games at stock resolution and settings. But, I wish to try hand in overclocking, can anyone recommend another CPU (which wouldn't break the bank) for my new board. Then again should stay with 965 until a better cpu in on the horizon

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May 7, 2012 1:49:14 PM

I wouldn't change the CPU or the motherboard at the moment.
May 7, 2012 3:02:26 PM

Intel is STRONGLY Strongly recommended for gaming specially the sandy bridge ones...even the i3 2100 can beat and phenom or FX series....Get the Intel core i5 2500k with a suitable mobo and the graphic card is fine for high resolution gaming , where any AMD lags at high resolution........dont trust any of those phenom out i have suffered a lot..