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September 17, 2012 11:25:45 AM

Hello everyone.
Well, originally I was just going to buy a new CPU to replace my Athlon x2 64 6000+ and call it a day. But after thinking it over, some of my friends want some of my hardware and the first thing that popped into my mind was that I can just build a new system. So my question is, is it worth it to buy a replacement for this system:
Gigabyte GA-MA69G-S3H (AM2 Motherboard)
AMD Athlon x2 64 6000+ @ 3Ghz (Stock Cooler)
1x2GB DDR2 800 + 2x1GB DDR2 667
CoolerMaster Elite RS-460-PSAP-J3
AMD Radeon HD6750 1GB GDDR5
Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM 32MB cache
And a cheap case with almost no space for fans.

The components that will be within my price range around Christmas are:
Asrock 970 PRO3/EXTREME 3 (PS: what are the differences? the PRO3 is about 15 euros cheaper than the EXTREME3)
AMD Phenom II x4 965 ( Cooler Master Hyper TX3 cooler to accompany it)
2x4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Kingston
Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2EU - 600W (nice to have a bit of headroom for OC'ing)
AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5
(Same HDD, I won't be selling that)
CoolerMaster HAF912 value gaming case.

Is this config worth the 700 euros I will give for it? Since it will include me starving in school to be able to afford it ( :p  ). Or should I spare up as much as I can until the end of the school year and see what I can afford then. Buying the rig above is also higher on my list due to the immense frame drops I get on big maps and firefights in Battlefield 3. Answers are appreciated, Thanks in advance :) 

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September 17, 2012 12:10:09 PM

Assuming you can still get a PII 965 at Christmas time, it would be a significant upgrade.

If you want build advice, fill out the new build form in the new build section of the forum.
September 17, 2012 1:24:09 PM

geekapproved said:
Assuming you can still get a PII 965 at Christmas time, it would be a significant upgrade.

If you want build advice, fill out the new build form in the new build section of the forum.

Well, the PII will be bought in like 2 months, and after that the rest of the stuff. Just because my Athlon really needs a replacement. :) 
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September 17, 2012 1:54:02 PM

that's an awesome upgrade you should see some big performance increase with your new build.
September 17, 2012 2:01:08 PM

Tavo_Nova said:
that's an awesome upgrade you should see some big performance increase with your new build.

The plan right now is to buy the CPU/MOBO/RAM ASAP and then buy the rest. My 6000+ just needs a replacement, and like geekapproved said, they might not even be available at Christmas :) 
September 17, 2012 2:26:37 PM

That's quite a decent upgrade. It saddens me to say it as a long-time AMD user, but in the interest of fairness I suggest you consider a similar-priced Intel build as well.
September 17, 2012 3:32:44 PM

Herr_Koos said:
That's quite a decent upgrade. It saddens me to say it as a long-time AMD user, but in the interest of fairness I suggest you consider a similar-priced Intel build as well.

The only similar priced Intel is the I3 2120. And I know that it performs as well as the 965, but the AMD sticker looks much better, and it OC's much better than the I3 :) 
September 17, 2012 5:12:10 PM

For BF3 multiplayer you really want 4 cores. In this budget it is either 965 BE or FX 4170.
September 17, 2012 5:52:21 PM

XXStavrosXX said:
For BF3 multiplayer you really want 4 cores. In this budget it is either 965 BE or FX 4170.

Already did a post about those 2, the 965 took all the votes. :) 
November 20, 2012 10:39:54 AM

get the 965 its a great processor, just buy that and buy the rest later (also buy the other stuff you need).
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