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September 3, 2012 12:10:22 PM

Im building a budget computer and i need help to choose between two processors. My first is a AMD Phenom x4 965 with a Radeon HD 6670. My second is a AMD A8-3870K with a Radeon HD 6670 crossfire. Also i will be overclocking both cpu and gpu but i will be using stock cooler for my cpu so i will not overclock my cpu much. Also i need an answer asap. Thank you

Planned Computer Specs:
CPU: AMD Phenom x4 965 or AMD A8-3870K
GPU: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6670
HDD: Western Digital 250 GB 16 MB 7200 RPM 6gb/s
MOBO: ASRock 970 EXTREME3
RAM: Pareema 4GB DDR3 1333

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September 3, 2012 1:24:53 PM

I would go with the 965 BE ... It stomps the guts out of a A8-3870K
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September 3, 2012 1:30:07 PM

Im not so sure because im building this for my sis-in-law and she is mainly going to using programs like solidworks and other cad programs. I was thinking that maybe the crossfire would help with graphical programs.
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