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Hello! I've been thinking of getting a CPU and GPU upgrade for my pc.
My current rig is:
-AMD Athlon II x2 245
-Sapphire Radeon 4670 1 GB


I am thinking of upgrading to the folowing:
-AMD Phenom II x4 970 (Under 10000 INR)
-MSI 7770 HD 1 GB (Under 12000 INR)

Will it improve the performance by a huge margin? Right now I play most of the games like Battlefield 3, Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution etc at medium settings. (My resolution is 1440x900). If not, can you please suggest a better upgrade in the same range?
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  1. phenom 970 965 960 955 is the same chip, get anything at the cheapest price
    make sure you get 8GB ddr3 instead of 4GB

    and everything will be just perfect for budget AMD build

    good luck for you buddy
  2. AMD Radeon said:
    phenom 970 965 960 955 is the same chip, get anything at the cheapest price
    make sure you get 8GB ddr3 instead of 4GB

    and everything will be just perfect for budget AMD build

    good luck for you buddy


    I would have got the 8GB DDR3 RAM but sadly my motherboard only supports DDR2. Anyways thanks for the advice. I'll think about it in future.
  3. this is what i am afraid of... your ddr2 ram will limit the performance

    forget about phenom because the additonal performance will be negligible

    you can buy 7770 right now and pair it with AMD Athlon II x2 245. it shouldnt bottleneck :)

    make sure you hace decent PSU... 7770 requires single 6pin power

    and you can save money for future intel build. in 2013 intel will release brand new cpu family :)

    just my 0.02 someone can correct me
  4. AMD Radeon said:
    this is what i am afraid of... your ddr2 ram will limit the performance

    forget about phenom because the additonal performance will be negligible

    you can buy 7770 right now and pair it with AMD Athlon II x2 245. it shouldnt bottleneck :)

    make sure you hace decent PSU... 7770 requires single 6pin power

    and you can save money for future intel build. in 2013 intel will release brand new cpu family :)

    just my 0.02 someone can correct me


    I'll have to get an AM3 mobo right now so that I can use my Athlon but if I want to buy an intel processor I'll have to change my mobo again? Is there another option?
  5. gauravsahay123 said:
    I'll have to get an AM3 mobo right now so that I can use my Athlon but if I want to buy an intel processor I'll have to change my mobo again? Is there another option?

    oohh sorry i thought you already had athlon and mobo AM3

    so please list what is your current rig atm
    llisting only -AMD Athlon II x2 245
    -Sapphire Radeon 4670 1 GB
    is somewhat confusing
  6. AMD Radeon said:
    oohh sorry i thought you already had athlon and mobo AM3

    so please list what is your current rig atm
    llisting only -AMD Athlon II x2 245
    -Sapphire Radeon 4670 1 GB
    is somewhat confusing


    I already have an AM3 mobo. I'm saying that I'll have to get another AM3 mobo which supports DDR3 RAM now. And later I'll have to get an intel mobo.
  7. what mobo is it? i believe it is not AM3. more like AM2+ which still use ddr2 and support am3 procie
    you will be fine with your current
    amd athlon
    old mobo (am2+??)
    ddr2 ram (what size?)
    ++ swap 4670 ----> 7770

    thats :D

    additional saving should be used by adding 64-128 SSD. it will add much more performance
    or save the money for future build
  8. well i suggest saving money and getting an intel i5. u dont have to get the 2500k or the 3570k. any i5 chip that is sandy bridge or ivy bridge will work. don't try to cheap out when calling it a gaming PC. the hd7770 is not a good card. you need to atleast throw in 200 dollars on the gpu if u want performance thats actually satisfying.
  9. ^ dude.... he lives in India. everything is much more expensive there and their GDP is not as high as in US.

    give him an experience to play games like us

    for you syahrukh khan, dont worry mate, i used to have athlon x2 and 4GB ddr2 ram like you have. they are good performer for that price. 7770 is the most card your cpu can handle. and please search for SSD price information there 64GB ssd will help overall performance :)
  10. AMD Radeon said:
    what mobo is it? i believe it is not AM3. more like AM2+ which still use ddr2 and support am3 procie
    you will be fine with your current
    amd athlon
    old mobo (am2+??)
    ddr2 ram (what size?)
    ++ swap 4670 ----> 7770

    thats :D

    additional saving should be used by adding 64-128 SSD. it will add much more performance
    or save the money for future build


    I'm not quite sure if it's an AM3 mobo. It's a Gigabyte M68M-S2P. But i think it supports the phenom series. And I have 4GB RAM
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