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Upgrading my CPU

Postby mastertaco » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:02 am

Hey there community, I just recently become a member of this site, although I have been stalking the forums and followed your youtube...anyway.

I just upgraded my ATI 4650 to an XFX 6870. (What a jump)

I've not experienced bottlenecking YET, but I'd like to upgrade my "AMD Athlon ll x4 630 2.8 GHZ to something better.

I'm currently gaming at 1280x1080 res, but I plan on getting bigger and broader screen in the future. I'm not sure what to get...

My motherboard is a : ASUS M4A77TD.

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Postby Mr T » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:45 am

First off make sure you update the BIOS (careful here you can hsoe the board, but if you follow the instructions on the ASUS website you will be fine).. Then if you can I would highly recommend up grading to a Phenom 965 or Phenom 1090T or 1100T... You can pick them up off Ebay and sometimes new for a reasonable price. Bear in mind you may have to upgrade your cooler if you get one without a cooler...

Phenom 965 $100 off Newegg...

Athlon x4 640 is a good upgrade too at $80
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Postby bdub » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:09 pm

not sure what your budget is, but here's a great deal on 24" 1080 monitor...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824009440

personally, i think you should get a monitor first then see if you have any issues. your quad core propus should do a good job on games even if it is under 3.0 gig natively.
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