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    Default Worth the money to upgrade to the following?

    Or should I wait a bit and save up some more money:

    and just for a note, on current setup i get about 15-25 (playable, slight stuttering at times) fps on minimum with the high quality renderer

    Current items looking to be replaced:
    MB: Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe
    CPU: Athlon 64x2 4600+ (2.4 dual core)
    mem: 4gb DDR2 (not sure speed, would have to shutdown to look )
    vid: ATI Radeon 4600 series

    new items:
    mb: ASUS M4A77T/USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    cpu: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX450WFGMBOX
    Mem: 4gb ddr3 1066
    vid: PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity


    I have 400$ to spend atm, can get those items for that price, and I cant seem to find a video card worth upgrading too with my current mboard (not a pciexpress 2.0 slot)
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    Why go with the 3 core? is it a bundle deal? if not there are quad-core AM3's out there pretty darn cheap.

    here are a few examples:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727

    And a 6 core for under $200:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851

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    up your ram to 1333 (10666) , and swap the CPU out for a quad core, like the AMD Athlon II X4 635. You may also want to look into getting a new PSU to power everything.
    CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4 GHz RAM: 8 GB GSkill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 MOBO: Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H Case: Cooler Master ATCS 840

    GPU: Crossfired Dual XFX ATI HD 5850 PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800 W modular PSU Storage: Western Digital Caviar black 1 TB x2 Raid 0

    Keyboard: Logitech G110 Mouse: Logitech G9x O.S.: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

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    hrm, that first quad core puts me at 450$

    ya know what, i think you've got a good idea, better to just get a quad core now and get a 6 core later

    good call


    the rest of the stuff look ok?
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    I would get a new gpu that's just me 4600 series is pretty old.

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    a new gpu is in the list i'm upgrading, I have to do the rest of it though because the current mobo doesnt have a pciexpress 2.0 slot and i didnt find a video card that i felt like spending money that would fit in my current setup, hence the mobo/cpu/mem upgrades
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    The OP's motherboard (M2N32-SLI) can support some of the latest CPUs with a BIOS update.
    Check out the list here:http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/c...Language=en-us

    They could go that route and get a lil bit more out of what they al;erady have, or as proposed.. either way nice to be able to upgrade a system for soo damn cheap (I remember when a Pentium Pro on the "Grey" market cost $1800-$2300)
    CPU: AMD FX 9370@ 5.1Ghz Cooling: Corsair H100
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