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October 22, 2011 7:51:42 PM

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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October 22, 2011 8:06:56 PM

For gaming use an X4 phenom , and a stronger graphics card

a 955 and a 6870 should fit the same budget
October 22, 2011 8:18:08 PM

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
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October 22, 2011 8:20:41 PM

How would the x6 and 6850 combo compare to the x4 6870 for general use and gaming?
October 22, 2011 8:26:55 PM

for general use they would feel identical but in gaming the 6870 system would pull away
October 22, 2011 8:31:04 PM

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 .....
October 22, 2011 8:38:31 PM

I heard that the 6850 is better for oc'ing is this true?
October 22, 2011 8:40:04 PM

nope even if it overclocked higher it would still be slower as it has less stream processors (the graphics equivalent of cores)
October 22, 2011 8:45:33 PM

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
October 22, 2011 8:46:44 PM

OK, I will thanks for the advice