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Old February 3, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Lyserberg View Post
Also the CPU u mentionned is not socket FM1,FM1 is an APU socket,the socket must be AM3 or AM3+ to support that.
Wrong. Athlon II X4 631 is a llano FM1 chip, and is specifically on the motherboard's CPU support list.

Originally Posted by Lyserberg View Post
GTA IV will need a lot of CPU goodness,i suggest no less than 4 real cores (an AMD Phenom 2 X4 or a bulldozer will do the trick)
I ran GTAIV when it first came out on a 1.8GHZ dual core processor. I was limited more by my video card than by the processer.

Also, the Athlon II X4 631 IS a quadcore chip... Hence the X4!!!!

Originally Posted by Lyserberg View Post
,a GTX560Ti will do the job just fine.
A GTX560Ti is $100 more than either a 6850 or a 6870. This is a budget build, and AMD GPU's typically provide much better bang for your relative buck.

To the OP: If you can afford to go with an A8 3850 APU, I don't think it would be a horrible idea. It's definitely a faster processor than the Athlon, plus you have the advantage of crossfireX-ing the IGP and your discrete card. I'm pretty sure that IS possible.

Another alternative would be to stay with the Athlon, and move to a 6870 GPU. The difference between the 6870 and the 6850 should be the same as the difference between the 3850 and the 631 (about $30)

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