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January 26, 2013 3:08:21 PM

I need a new quad core CPU so i can play BF3, Planetside 2, etc.
I have a 7870 so I'll be fine on that.

Anyways, I need to know what the best option is for my CPU and heatsink.
1. If I get retail, it comes with cooler, but is 100 dollars total.
2. I could get the OEM version, which is cheaper, and a 3rd party cooler. Also 100 dollars.
3. I could get just the OEM CPU and use my old stock cooler from my previous CPU.

Any ideas?

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January 26, 2013 3:20:05 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE - 100$ cpu for all your needs
January 26, 2013 3:28:29 PM

chromic said:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE - 100$ cpu for all your needs


That's the one I was gonna get. But I just wanted to see if I should get the processor and sink separately or..
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January 26, 2013 3:33:33 PM

well if you dont overclock it you dont need an aftermarket cooler
January 26, 2013 3:37:03 PM

Will my 7870 and a slightly OC 965 run bf3 smoothly? Like high settings
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January 26, 2013 3:38:09 PM

i dont think you need to oc it to run smoothly, with that setup i think you could run bf3 near ultra with good fps, depends on your resolution tho
January 26, 2013 3:39:22 PM

1600x900
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January 26, 2013 3:46:58 PM

Probably be good at that res. worst case you slap an evo on it and OC sometime down the line.
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