my build is
- 990FX UD-3 mobo
- 2 geforce GTX 550Ti SLI'd
- 8 gigs of DDR3 RAM
- GS600 watt corsair PSU
- AMD fx 4100 3.6 GHz CPU
my PC is strictly for gaming, thats all I do on there. If I upgrade to the AMD phenom X4 965 3.4 GHz would it make that much of a difference? I keep researching and people have different things to say about both.
I play WoW on ultra and battlefield 3 on high/ultra with no lag.
the only upgrade that will significantly raise your fps is an intel build. i assume you play multiplayer and it sounds like you havent been told that bf3 multiplayer is EXTREMELY cpu bound in 64 player maps. you will get at least 20-30% better fps with an intel cpu mainly an i5 3570k or better BUT i know you dont want to go intel for some odd reason....?
i agree if i had to choose the lesser of the evils it would be a piledriver cpu.