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    Question New GPU or CPU for BO?

    My system is a basic built Acer M3203 but with a graphics card:
    nVidia GeForce 9400GT
    the CPU is an AMD athlon II x2
    Now my question is should i buy a new processor or a graphics card?
    I have about 300€ I can use on this but i can go over that for XMAS sake
    (and buying a new processor would most likely force me to buy a new motherboard so count that in in the pricing)
    Do you have any recomendations? CPU, GPU.. any specific modells you can recomend?
    (I can run BO on 1200x800 resolution and normal graphics on 25-30FPS and no shuttering or FPS drops or lagg and what not)
    Thanks in advance to all who reply!

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    9400gt Sucks... minimum is 8600gt, 9400gt is like 8500
    should get ermm ati 4890 or 4870 or gtx 460+
    prob need to upgrade processor too
    u cud prob upgrade both and would go over a bit of 300 euros

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    Intel Pentium D 840 3.4Ghz ( Old )
    ATi 4850
    when im inside buildings i get constant 91fps coz its capped when outside in snowy conditions i get 60+fps
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    dude you really have a pentium IV and get that fps? :O

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    buy new graphic card and cpu
    but with new cpu u need a new mobo:


    AMD Phenom II X4 955 125W (C3) Black Edition, 4x 3.20GHz, boxed 125€
    Gainward GeForce GTS 450 Golden Sample, 1024MB GDDR5 100€
    ASUS M4A785T-M, 785G 60€
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    Your Graphics Card is real bad...
    And Quad-Core will be better aswell.


     

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    lol @ everyone that thinks a quad is the automatic answer.
    The majority if not all of the Athlon II X2's are AM3 socket (I havnt seen one that isnt) so this one should fit your motherboard:
    Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX925WFGIBOX
    And then get rid of the 9xxx series of nVidia. Get:
    Newegg.com - XFX HD-485X-ZNFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Instead. that will stop a lot of bottlenecking from just upgrading one part, and between those two you will spend around $200. Search around for more, but thats just what I would use.
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    Thanks to everyone who helpt, im gonna be sure to look into some of the suggestions you gave me and btw CanYouRunIt (google the program) the test i peformed gave the the result that i failed because of my CPU...... so thanks for giving me suggestions for better PC build!

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    athlon x2 is outdated since 5 years using the old 939 socked
    you need to buy a new mothboard as well because there is no any better cpu for your current motherboard
    you can get for 300$ a cheap motherboard with am3+ support and a amd phenom2 x4 cpu.
    your graphic card its not that fast but its not needed to change it if you has the quad core.
    you can updated it later after you has more money e.g HD 6850/70 or a HD 4870

    Quote Originally Posted by lolbie View Post
    dude you really have a pentium IV and get that fps? :O
    pentium D its not a pentium 4 pentium D means for dual core ( its the first intels dual core and also like 2x athlons x2 )

    Quote Originally Posted by PikachuHzz View Post
    Thanks to everyone who helpt, im gonna be sure to look into some of the suggestions you gave me and btw CanYouRunIt (google the program) the test i peformed gave the the result that i failed because of my CPU...... so thanks for giving me suggestions for better PC build!
    CanYouRunIt its a scam plugin using for spyware ( may it actually works but there can get your pc info without needing a plugin )

    you can run every game on the world if you has shadermodel 4.0 and SSE 3.1 support
    im sure you can already run black ops may not with high fps but smooth frames of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by PikachuHzz View Post
    Thanks to everyone who helpt, im gonna be sure to look into some of the suggestions you gave me and btw CanYouRunIt (google the program) the test i peformed gave the the result that i failed because of my CPU...... so thanks for giving me suggestions for better PC build!
    CYRI Is at best a vague estimate if you can run it or not. Gives a close guess but not exact.

    And the 939 socket was designed for the Athlon 64 X2's not the Athlon II x2's. The Athlon II runs on a AM3 socket.
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