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Old January 11, 2010, 10:00 AM
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I need a few tips from you guys since it's been a while I am not in hardware anymore.

My 'old' gaming rig which was a pii 940 + 4GB pc8500 + over a TB of drives is now dissassembled and most of it is in my virtual machine server and my main rig is now a p4 3.2, 1.5GB ddr400 with a 3870 and a 350W shitty psu, so I need help upgrading a few things in order to be able to have my 4850 running without bottlenecking or with a small bottleneck.
I would have prefered selling the 4850 because frankly I'm not gaming much/at all anymore but selling that under 100$ would make me go nuts, so I prefer to put it back in my computer and at least have it running well when I would need it.

Where I need help is that I have a am2 board laying around and I want to know which athlon X2 cpu exactly could prevent bottlenecking of the 4850 and what PSU could make that all run well without imploding in the long run.

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Old January 11, 2010, 10:28 AM
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...... but selling that under 100$ would make me go nuts, .
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Old January 11, 2010, 10:59 AM
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the only time i sell old gear is when there just too much of it lying around taking up space and the wife starts yelling about it.
I don't think a phenom 2 940 would bottle neck it.
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Old January 11, 2010, 12:00 PM
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the only time i sell old gear is when there just too much of it lying around taking up space and the wife starts yelling about it.
I don't think a phenom 2 940 would bottle neck it.
Argh, sorry if i mislead anyone by my pretty bad english :P

What I meant in a more structured explanation is:

-my pii 940, ddr2 ram and all the drives are now installed in my VM server
-all my watercooling components + case are either sold or pending being sold
-my 'new' main workstation/gaming rig is now my old prescott 3.2GHz and all my old components on the board including an old 3870

-I still have my am2+ board laying around and I still have my 4850 that I took out of my gaming rig that I'm selling/sold most of the parts
-I need to know what kind of dual core cheap amd cpu could do the trick in -not- bottlenecking or slightly bottlenecking the 4850 in gaming
-I need to know what kind of PSU could power all that (by all that I mean athlon X2, 2GB ddr2, 4850, 1 hdd and a 790fx board)

Thanks again and sorry for the confusion :)
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Old January 11, 2010, 12:21 PM
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oh i see i don't buy a lot of amd chips lately but the amd 550 black looks good or say a 620 quad core they all should open up some doors and there pretty cheap
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Old January 11, 2010, 12:34 PM
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550 Black since the 620 Quads low L2 cache are horrible for gaming no matter the clockspeeds.
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Old January 11, 2010, 01:27 PM
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every review i have read there pretty much on the level with whats out there for amd in that price range. just wondering why you say this? i have no first hand experience with these chips ( 550 or 620 ) but almost all of them seem to be on the same level gaming wise i mean. jmo
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Old January 11, 2010, 05:23 PM
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Thanks for the replies :)

After looking at some charts I checked at my local store and they have the XII 250, would that be a good thing?

If so, what kind of PSU would I need to run that + a 4850?

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Old January 11, 2010, 05:33 PM
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OK for now, i would spend a few more $$$ for a 720BE or 630 Quad
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Old January 12, 2010, 09:06 AM
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Are the upcoming games/games that were just released finally optimised for quads or is the two extra core still a joke for gaming?
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