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I have about 500$

Ive never worked with AMD and I dont know whats hot right now

I all ready have a most of my components to this pc im building
I
was wondering if people had some suggestions for

a processor / mobo / chipset / ram combo for the amount of money I have.

Thank you!
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post #2 of 6
Are you purely gaming or do you have other needs for your system? If it's just the cpu/mobo/ram you have quite a few options.

CPU - 1055T $170 (comes with $10 promo card!)
Motherboard - Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 $180
Ram - G.SKill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 CL7 2x2GB $60

Total - $410 before promo card and shipping.

Are you looking to max out the 500?
post #3 of 6
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the cheaper the better
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post #4 of 6
I guess it really boils down to your individual needs and where you want to draw the line between price and performance then.

955/965 is slightly cheaper than the 1055T (say 20-30)
Dropping to a lower end 890 chipset or even an 870 chipset would save a bit
Ram you don't have too much wiggle room unless you are looking at entry level budget kits.
post #5 of 6
for ram the 1333 kits arent worth it, the extra $5-10 will get you upto some 1600 thats much better preformance and good for overclocking

recently for 1600 ram kits
2x2g around $45-50
2x4g around $75-100
15% off code DM15AP11US
post #6 of 6
Consider 1600Mhz a MUST-HAVE for 1055T overclocking. At 4Ghz on the 1055T which is 286-300 bus clock, the best RAM multiplier is x5.33 which equals to 1520-1600Mhz. Any other RAM multiplier is not as exact and much harder to configure.
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