£450 gaming build

Hey , I was just wondering how this build will run games like black ops, bf2, and battlefield 3 on a 1920x1080p monitor


AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W 2.8GHz Socket AM3 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Asus M5A78L-M LX AMD Socket AM3 8 Channel HD Audio mATX Motherboard
PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit Unbuffered CL9
Antec 450W PSU - 120mm Fan VP450 4x SATA 1x PCI-E

Thanks in advance for any advice
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  1. For gaming use an X4 phenom , and a stronger graphics card

    a 955 and a 6870 should fit the same budget
  2. Outlander_04 said:
    For gaming use an X4 phenom , and a stronger graphics card

    a 955 and a 6870 should fit the same budget

    agreed the x6 will have no benefit for gaming whereas a 6870 will
  3. How would the x6 and 6850 combo compare to the x4 6870 for general use and gaming?
  4. for general use they would feel identical but in gaming the 6870 system would pull away
  5. games dont make much , or any, use of extra cores .

    The X6 may be faster in some encoding tasks , but to me thats meaningless because I dont sit there watching encoding . I get up and have a coffee.
    But the reverse is true for gaming .....
  6. I heard that the 6850 is better for oc'ing is this true?
  7. nope even if it overclocked higher it would still be slower as it has less stream processors (the graphics equivalent of cores)
  8. CPU's are not as important as the graphics card at 1080p resolution .

    Get a competent X4 phenom and spend every penny you have on the graphics card
  9. OK, I will thanks for the advice
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