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Athlon II 620(OC) to Phenom II 965 - Is this gonna be noticeable?

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November 3, 2012 2:23:07 PM

Hello. I'm looking too see if anyone could tell me how noticeable these 2 hardware configurations would be.

Currently I am running:
AMD Athlon II X4 620 (Overclocked to 3.2GHz!)
DDR2 667 4GB Total (1- 2GB Stick, 2-1GB Sticks. Same clock speed)
Zotac GeForce 560 1GB
120GB SSD For Windows/Games

I am looking at getting:
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3

Keeping the Geforce 560.

It's a cheap setup, I'm not looking to spend much. But if I could get some advice on how noticeable the performance boost would be that would be great.

Thank you.

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November 3, 2012 2:46:27 PM

You're spending way too much for the performance improvement that you would see. The only thing you have there that makes a noticeable difference is the CPU. If you are going to upgrade the mobo and RAM then you should go for Intel CPU and mobo for better performance.

Something like this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $212.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
November 6, 2012 1:18:42 PM

Best answer selected by Atimar549.