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2 years ago#21
Yeah, from what I understand the Back to Karkand maps are more graphically demanding than the originals and most of the other expansion maps.
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Skillz Ferguson
2 years ago#22
With a phenom you will be sitting at 40 fps no matter what graphics card you have with A LOT of games.

If you want a smooth 60fps in everything you play then get a better CPU.
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2 years ago#23
Yeah, I know a Phenom isn't the best CPU, but I got several parts for free from a friend and the only thing I'm still using from that is the motherboard. Unfortunately it's was a AM3, not a AM3+ board. The 965 was like the best CPU I could get for the system at the time. It's pretty decent, and I'd highly recommend it for a budget PC build, but it's getting old now.
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Skillz Ferguson
2 years ago#24
_GRIM_FANDANGO_ posted...
I was in a similar position. I have the i5-760 which is a CPU from that same generation and with very comparable performance. I think the i5-760 is a little better but not by much.

I decided that I thought the GTX 760 is probably as high as I want to go GPU-wise, because for anything beyond that, I feel my build would be too imbalanced and it would be waste. The GTX 770 is the absolute most that I think I would be able to get away with without running into that wall. For the Phenom II X4 965, I think it would be similar. (the AMD equivalent in terms of performance to the GTX 760 is something like the HD 7950).


You i5 760 is much better than a phenom 2 965.
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