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Fnawesome
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I have an amd 3800 venice core at 2.9ghz, its done fairly well for the last 4-5 years that i have had it, as far as gaming is concerned, is there any way to push this into playing something like metro2033 or will the game just not work on a single core?

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you can't play  any modern game with this... it is time to upgrade, you won't regret it.

if you want good cheap computer, take a i5 750 with any p7p55d mobo.

if you want high end computer, take a i7 930 with a p6x58d-e

 

both should be similar price.

but you need ddr3, just choose the ram you want and you're done.

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the "cheaper" route would be to use my CPU: AMD Athlon X2 7750 BE

CPU cost me $60 USD and performs great

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You will need to upgrade. There's no way you can play new games on this.

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Fnawesome
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well js i get like 45 fps on assassins creed 2 everything maxed, i know thats not amazing fps but its all you need to enjoy a game, i havent had any problems with most new games,  the AVP game is a little slow, but i would assume most of that is inefficient programming, seeing as how i have run games like mw2 with no problems.  I am looking to upgrade, i will shortly be purchasingeither an i7 or a top lvl phenom.  Kinda waiting for amd to adopt tripple channel ddr till then

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You can also try building a i5-750 system.

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chri
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Most games do not use more than 1 or maybe 2 cpu cores so until they start making use of more cores you should be fine with the computer you currently have. I doubt amd will ever go for triple channel memory. If I were you I would get a newer cpu with multiple cores If your mobo supports it.

Fnawesome
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is the performance of like an i7-930 worth getting over a $200 phenom setup?  i game lightly, some wow, maybe some new games that come out, i also play on a 1080p monitor setup, would ati or nvidea be a better setup for 1080p gaming?  and in the 300$ price range

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I have an i7 920 and its awesome it dose cost a little more but will usually out perform an amd cpu in my experience. I would go with an ATI setup as I have never had problems with my 4870x2 on a Samsung P2270 (1920x 1080). The price of ATI cards compared NVIDIA you could get a 5830 $275 or for just a little more $350 a 5850. 
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dustyschaffner wrote:

the "cheaper" route would be to use my CPU: AMD Athlon X2 7750 BE

CPU cost me $60 USD and performs great

i would go the route that dustyschaffner said

i agree 

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if i where you i would wait one year because it is silance before the storm now amd will come whit a new architecture (maybe apu or just a normal cpu whit a special kind of htt) intel will make his sandybridge cpu (gpu +cpu maybe apu but it can be that the gpu will not be integrated) so it will be big wars

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You could go on ebay and look for a cheap used 939 X2. Orr the other route is to just go and budget yourself to a new mobo (AM2/AM3/LGA775) and a $70 par processor. Ram should run you about $50. Thing is, all that money just for a 'cheap' upgrade could be spent on getting something a bit more newer such as a AM3 or 1156/1366.

Are you running a 939 Athlon 64 with AGP or PCIe mobo?

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i have an asus a8n sli premium with a 7800gtx

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If you're not doing any video encoding or hardcore 3D rendering then you should go with an AMD cpu or a core i5.

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