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Old January 10, 2010, 07:10 PM
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You want a Phenom II. Big different between the first and second gen there.
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Old January 10, 2010, 07:25 PM
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Well, if you can afford it, your best bet would be the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO. I'm usually against the 785Gs going in gaming rigs, and I am in this situation too, but if you NEED decent graphics and can't afford a graphics card, it's the best way to go. With it you should be able to unlock your CPU to a quad core (but as an added bonus, this one can unlock to a triple core if one is unstable). If you can't afford the board, get any AM3 socket (not AM2+, AM3 exclusive) 785G board you can afford.
Why are you against the 785's going in gaming rigs? Im curious so I don't run into a situation in the future where I look back and think that I should've listened to your advice.. haha

Also I found this on tigerdirect.ca
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor - 3.20GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Processor with Fan For $179.97
It's cheaper then most.. if even the 945's.. is there something I'm overlooking here? Looks good to me for $180...

How would the setup be if I matched this CPU with the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO? ... Then upgraded the graphics to something like the radeon 5770 in a couple months? 4 gigs of ddr3.. then I'd just need to figure out the case and psu
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