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Old 09-22-2009, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking to Upgrade my CPU, need some advise

Am looking at the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition and Intel Core i7 860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA. Which one would be the better value (more bang for the buck). Thanks for the input

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The i7 860, because its faster and around the same price. (hence bigger bang for the buck)

However, Phenom II's do match the i7's and i5's at gaming, and if that's your only concern, you can go get something like a Athlon X4 II 620 and spend the reset on a GPU (which would be more important anyways).

Honestly, I'd say your rig right now looks pretty good, and if you wanted to upgrade, just upgrade the Video Card.
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