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September 16, 2012 11:56:08 PM

My "Needs": :p 

1. Won't severely hinder performance of AMD Radeon HD 7750
2. At least 3 cores would be nice, but not neccesary
3. I'm not rich, so don't go recommending Intel Core i5's because I know I don't need to spend the money on it... unless you find a really good deal :p 

I already own an AMD Athlon II X3 455, but might sell it if it isn't powerful enough.

Thx ya'll :D 

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September 16, 2012 11:58:48 PM

Pentium G860.
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September 17, 2012 1:00:39 AM

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September 17, 2012 3:05:16 AM

was there even an option for others to add? a 965 be would be best, u alrdy have an am3 cpu and motherboard
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September 17, 2012 3:07:48 AM

Intel Chip means a new mobo - and may mean a new copy of Windows (if you have an OEM copy).

Stick with a chip that will fit in your Mobo since there are plenty to work with in the mid-range (to pair with a 7750) - the Phenom 965 be would be great as Lazyboy recommends.
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September 17, 2012 3:32:57 AM

You said you already own the Athlon? Is that the one you are using now, or is it in another machine? What are your needs anyways?
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September 17, 2012 11:26:29 AM

lol srry guys i went to bed and his was the only answer. i own the athlon, but not the mobo, so its not in a system yet
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September 17, 2012 8:43:23 PM

well the pentium is a dual core with no hyper threading so defeats ur needs there and a i3 ivy bridge or sandy bridge has the hyper threading which when used is dual core 4 thread, and a phenom ii x4 965 is a native quad core and costs less than the i3s and prob only $20-30 more than the x3 u have and better than an athlon x4.

On newegg ur 455 is $75, same pricing as the pentium, and a IB/SB i3 is around $130, and a 965 is $110, even an athlon x4 is only $5-10 more than ur current 455 x3
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