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February 11, 2013 1:51:02 AM

AMD PHENOM II X2 555 for gaming ? Will be using this CPU with a HD 5830 if its good for gaming .

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February 11, 2013 1:53:33 AM

I would get some newer equipment and no as you are currently you will not perform very well.
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February 11, 2013 1:54:13 AM

Playing what games. If you are playing flash player games or kiddie games like the Sims than it's ok but if you want to play games like BF3, Skyrim, COD, and Crysis you are going to need a better processor and better video card.
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February 11, 2013 1:57:58 AM

This vid card is quite good . I went through reviews on youtube . It can support mostly all recent games like Crysis 2 and GTA IV maxed out at 1080p .
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February 11, 2013 2:00:23 AM

How about the AMD A6 5400K ?
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February 11, 2013 2:05:01 AM

Or would you recommend the Intel Core i3-2120?
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February 11, 2013 2:05:41 AM

Not really. It is a 5XXX series it is now two almost three generations old and games are only becoming more demanding. I don't know what benchmarks you saw but I don't think it is going to play BF3, Skyrim, AC and stuff like that at max settings with AA on at 1920X1080 or greater resolutions.
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February 11, 2013 2:08:02 AM

As for which one of those to get it depends. If you are planning on using a dedicated graphics card there really is no point in getting the APU. The best feature of the APU is it's integrated graphics if you aren't going to use it than all you are really left with is a dedicated graphics card with a weak CPU core. I would go with the I3.
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February 11, 2013 2:09:51 AM

The x2 555 can be unlocked to a quad core if their stable and u have a motherboard to unlock them.

If u cant get the cpu to unlock, a new cpu as a fx6300 has the best performance for its cost, a A10 5800k would do way better than that A6, but if u have a dedicated gpu than an amd apu is pointless.

A new gpu even tho the 5830 is not terrible, new architecture, less power draw, and basically wat u usually would get buying something new its just up to date
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February 11, 2013 2:17:09 AM

I was thinking of getting a second hand Gigabyte HD 5830 for around $80 . Would it be good value or should I just get a new card with around the same price ?
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February 11, 2013 2:17:21 AM

rds1220 said:
If you consider the average 35 fps as acceptable then its great, I don't find that an acceptable and playable frame rate.


Thats on ultra, he never specified his prefered settings, i consider 35 as playable, not great but playable

A 7870/7850, and 660gtx would be the minimal for 1080p for bf3 on ultra for more than 35fps playable
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February 11, 2013 2:18:25 AM

rds1220 said:
If you consider the average 35 fps as acceptable then its great, I don't find that an acceptable and playable frame rate.

He's playing with 1920 x 1080 , My monitor screen res is 1366 x 768 . So I guess the frame rates will be higher because of my lower res .
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February 11, 2013 2:20:32 AM

games are using more than 2cores. will be bottlenecking games there sir.

4cores id recommand. amd black edition 965 would do him great

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February 11, 2013 2:25:23 AM

iceclock said:
games are using more than 2cores. will be bottlenecking games there sir.

4cores id recommand. amd black edition 965 would do him great

So a AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE will be good with the HD 5830 ?
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February 11, 2013 2:25:40 AM

Best answer selected by Muks2386.
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February 11, 2013 2:26:28 AM

yep. quite so sir.

:)  excellent choice

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February 11, 2013 2:27:59 AM

Thank youu . (:
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February 11, 2013 2:28:29 AM

np anytime

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