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Athlon II X3 440 3 13.64%
Athlon II X3 425 0 0%
Athlon II X4 630 5 22.73%
Used Phenom II from GVR 14 63.64%
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Old June 16, 2010, 04:01 PM
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Hey HWC,

Which CPU would you recommend for an AM3 build for $100? I will be mainly gaming and web surfer computer. It will also be folding.

AMD Athlon II X3 440 3.0GHz - PM'ed ~ $75
AMD Athlon II X3 425 2.7GHz - PM'ed ~ $72
AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.8GHz - PM'ed ~ $99

or used Phenom II X3 from GVR :) ~ $100
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Phenom II.
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Old June 16, 2010, 04:12 PM
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Please include reasoning!!!

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Given the $3 difference from 425 to 440 you should immediately drop the 425 as an option.
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You can get the phenom II x3 720 oem from newegg for 110ish shipped.
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OEM chips' warranty suck! I would have to go through Newegg. Call me bias, but i only shop from NCIX coz i live close to them.
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OEM chips' warranty suck! I would have to go through Newegg. Call me bias, but i only shop from NCIX coz i live close to them.
Then have NCIX pricematch Newegg's price.
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240 or 250, whichever is in stock/cheaper
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Then have NCIX pricematch Newegg's price.
They won't accept an OEM price for a retail product. Plus, NCIX doesn't sell the 720BE anymore...

@ dangtx, I was hoping for a tri core to a quad core...
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They won't accept an OEM price for a retail product. Plus, NCIX doesn't sell the 720BE anymore...

@ dangtx, I was hoping for a tri core to a quad core...
while i do put emphasis on the pricing of the AII x4 630 at 99 bucks(pm it) , for budget wise i say stick a 240 or 250 and youll be happy. 60 bucks now, maybe 100 in 6 months for a full fledged phenom II top of the line or maybe 150 for an x6....

look at it that way :)
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