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Old January 22, 2011, 06:05 PM
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Default Budget encoder cpu?

I'm going to upgrade my downloader/video encoder/web surfer comp, currently it's a x2 3600 1.9ghz (oc 2.2ghz)brisbane 2x1GB ddr2 win 7 64.

The programs I use are TMPGEnc Plus 2.5 and VSO dvix to dvd, what is the best budget cpu that will work well with these programs? I was leaning toward x4 640, I already have2x2GB ddr3 .
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Old January 22, 2011, 06:16 PM
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The fastest Athlon II X4 you can afford should be good.

I assume your buying a new motherboard too?
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yes, but what is the budget for the mobo+cpu?

in the 100 dollar range those quads are nice.

if you can up it a 'bit' and maybe dwell into sb territory? killer
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I just need a cpu+mobo.
I just bought a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus and 2x2GB G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 and I'll re use hdds, 500w fortron and so on.
Yes I was trying to keep the cpu in $100 range, kind of wondering if the x3 445 3.1ghz is any better at overclocking than the x4 640 3ghz?

Sandybridge is out unless there's a sub $200 cpu+mobo set up?

Ps, Is amd going to have any price drops in the near future?
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well i can tell you the althon x4 are great cpu for this such project i have built a few based on this chips and clients are very happy.my2cents
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hmm,200 not gonna cut it but even the less or no oc'able ones at stock do a killing.

trying to find a review of the 2400...
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