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Help me Upgrade
#1
Specs are as follows

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Dual Core at 2.2Ghz)
NVidia geforce 8600 gts (256mb)

PCSX2 works great, but I've accepted the fact that with my current (and olllllld) build, I won't be pumping out more than 35-45fps for actual gameplay sequences. (I've tweaked pretty much everything I can think of)

Basically I'm wondering, what would be more of a bottleneck, the cpu or the videocard? Or both?

I have an M3A motherboard I'm not looking to replace and I've been browsing over some inexpensive yet sizable upgrades for either:

Cpu: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6819103940

Videocard: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_i..._id=038289

Thoughts and opinions?
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#2
both are quite weak, but pcsx is generally more CPU demading than GPU demanding, so your CPu is the problem here.
Going for a Phenom is good but not enough. You will get average speeds in most games.

Read the stickies to know more about the recommended specs
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#3
The cpu is alright for the price. If you overclock it a little you should get full speed in many popular titles.
That graphics card isn't worth paying for though. It has little to do with gaming ;p

Try this one instead:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_i..._id=034048
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#4
the only weak point is the AMD phenom is the instrction set unless you must moved to intel-i it shall run almost no problems.

Main Hub:i5-4670(3.4Ghz Factory Clocked),ATi Radeon HD7770(GDDR5+128-bit+1GB),Win 10 SL(x64),ASUS H8M-E,8GB DDR3 RAM
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