New CPU or new hard drive for starcraft2

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I have the money to spend for 1 veloci raptor 600GB or 1 phenom 965 and a worse hard drive.

I will be playing stacraft2 mainly, also some aion and BC2 and MW2.

My current CPU is QC9850 and HD5850 TOXIC, I do not see any lag during game play except when I just load into game, which may be my hard drives problem.

Suggestion are welcomed, pls reply

Best regards Rescawen
 

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How much ram do you have in your system?

Your cpu should be bottlenecking that gpu. I would get the PII 955 to save a little money and put the 2 hds in a raid setup.
 

rescawen

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955 isnt that much cheaper :D:D its 10 euros cheaper here in Finland, 4 gb of 1066 ddr2 ram, and how is raid 0 set up, idc if i loose my files. I could get the f3 1 TR for 80 euros here and porbably gonna get 2 for raid0 for faster loading in sc2.
 
Get 2 7200 1Tb drives and shortstroke them both and put into a RAID0 array - cheap and powerful.

Make sure you have at least 4Gb of RAM.

The 9850 is Phenom I CPU and they are simply rubbish - poor overclockers and the cache latency is a real performance issue for the entire line - B3's included.

If your budget will stand it I'd sell or throw the cpu away and get the fastest Phenom 2 Quad you can afford and give it a mild overclock.

Make sure the mobo will support it.

Getting it up to 3.2 or so is all that is required.

Your GPU is fine.

Hope this helps.

 

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I know my CPU sux and i was noobie when i bought it and i said above i have 4 gbs of ram.

My mobo supports all phenom 2 CPUs until 965. ok, so 965 for 170 euro, 955 for 160 euro, and those 1 tb HD 80 euro. Will be costing around 320 including shipping, so my other alternative is a ipad or new phone, but ill stick with my free nokia phones, due to my mom works there :D:D
 

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If you get the c3 version of the chip you should be able to hit 3.8. May even be able to hit 4; in the c3 vs c2 test on this sit I believe they got the c2 to 4 and the c3 to 4.1 or 4.2.

I also suggested the 955 because the 965 only has its multiplier set one higher. Considering it is a black edition chip the multiplier is unlocked.
 

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