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Default 11-29-2012, 15:40 | posts: 185 | Location: Croatia

BF3 yea but if i buy this pc, going to buy all the dlc's )
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 15:41 | posts: 23,606 | Location: NZ

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BF3 yea but if i buy this pc, going to buy all the dlc's )
BF3 single player or multi?


Regarding the used hardware, I guess the question really is "what choice do you have?".

Sounds like it's this or nothing right?
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 15:43 | posts: 185 | Location: Croatia

this is the best buck for gear i found in croatia, i can buy amd phenom 945 780 board,
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 15:44 | posts: 185 | Location: Croatia

BF3 mp yea and arma 2, as i told games from a to z
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 15:47 | posts: 23,606 | Location: NZ

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this is the best buck for gear i found in croatia, i can buy amd phenom 945 780 board,
Buy the Crosshair rig, those 8xxx series chipsets still have some life left in them. And you'll have a fairly decent platform to build on should you wish/need to upgrade the CPU or GPU later.

Compared to the ancient X2 it'll be a rocketship.

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Default 11-29-2012, 15:53 | posts: 23,606 | Location: NZ

Oh, hell I forgot about the cooler and ram lol
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 16:01 | posts: 185 | Location: Croatia

tho AMD Phenom II X6 1055T and GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H is little bit cheaper, but in my experience with gigabyte boards i always had problems :S
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 16:09 | posts: 23,606 | Location: NZ

So u do have other hardware to pick from...why didn't you say so?

ROG is still a kick ass board though.
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 20:58 | posts: 2,599 | Location: Australia

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and is not overclockable.
I used to have a 1055t and it overclocked to 3.9GHz easy. Locked multi doesn't mean not overclockable with Phenom 2's.

I wouldn't recommend that cpu tho, i had a MASSIVE boost upgrading to my 2500k (60%+ in some cpu bound games).
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 21:03 | posts: 23,606 | Location: NZ

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I used to have a 1055t and it overclocked to 3.9GHz easy. Locked multi doesn't mean not overclockable with Phenom 2's.

I wouldn't recommend that cpu tho, i had a MASSIVE boost upgrading to my 2500k (60%+ in some cpu bound games).
The only way to OC a CPU with a locked multi is via the FSB. And that is a major PITA.

My old 3.0 Athlon II was locked at x15 but I got it up to 3.7Ghz, messes up the ram and NB though...you can never get them exactly right.

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Default 11-30-2012, 08:24 | posts: 185 | Location: Croatia

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I used to have a 1055t and it overclocked to 3.9GHz easy. Locked multi doesn't mean not overclockable with Phenom 2's.

I wouldn't recommend that cpu tho, i had a MASSIVE boost upgrading to my 2500k (60%+ in some cpu bound games).


hmm 60%??

do you have benchmarks of that phenom?
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 10:33 | posts: 2,599 | Location: Australia

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hmm 60%??

do you have benchmarks of that phenom?
No, i got rid of it in july last year but i remember my old E8400 @ 3.6GHz got better FPS in games such as WoW, SC2 and any game that only used 2 threads. I regretted buying it. My 2500k in those same cpu bound games gave a massive boost that the phenom 2 didn't give me sometimes raising fps from 35-50 to 60-80 easily. Multithreaded games of course wont gain so much.

Look at game benchmarks.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/147?vs=288

Game benchmarks there show why i was not happy with it as an "upgrade" tho one could argue they are pretty well cherry picked 2 thread games.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/147?vs=56
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 12:22 | posts: 185 | Location: Croatia

tho did you try to force application to work with only 2 cores ?
   
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Default 12-01-2012, 02:37 | posts: 2,599 | Location: Australia

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tho did you try to force application to work with only 2 cores ?
Why would i do that?
   
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Default 12-20-2012, 20:40 | posts: 185 | Location: Croatia

you can close this thread
   
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Default 12-20-2012, 21:59 | posts: 2,905 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

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then i'm going to drink few cans of beer
The best line of this entire thread! (other than XBEAST being reported for trolling).
   
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