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hi guys can anyone recommend a cpu for me either am2+ or am3 that would be kinda cheap its just for a friends system he wants to play a few games on it so can you recommend somethin that would play some of the latest games alright, thanks
post #2 of 11
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition for $120 would play everything.
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post #3 of 11
That would be a great addition to his system. The 955's are a great chip
post #4 of 11
It depends on his board.
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post #5 of 11
the new Bulldozer CPU's are out next month, can you wait then?
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post #6 of 11
If he wants something cheap, I would say get the phII 955. That is a great little chip for the price. I would have to say that Bulldozer would not have any cpu's that cheap in there line up. Does he need anything else, does he already have the board and just needs a new chip?
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post #7 of 11
Even a Phenom 840 can do the job.
Or go for a Phenom 955 BE for a little more money.
Cheapest choices would be Athlon 635/640/645.
What video card are we talking about ?!
   
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
Even a Phenom 840 can do the job.
Isn't the Phenom II X4 840 just an Athlon II X4 in disguise? Assuming he already has an AM3 mobo that can handle 125W processors, I also vote for Phenom II X2 955 BE (or 965 BE - sometimes, they're the same price). Can't beat it in the price/performance front.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 5/13/11 at 7:04am
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
Isn't the Phenom II X4 840 just an Athlon II X4 in disguise?
Yes it is ,but it is a little(very little) better in benchmarks for some reason
Don t worry, for a budged PC, it does the job well.
Keep in mind that AMD prices are different in some countryes and VAT may force you to buy something else than a 955 BE .
If due to various taxes it goes up price wise ... it s Athlon.
Anyway a minimum is a 3 core CPU.
   
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post #10 of 11
Callisto 555 @ $79 FTW

Unlock 4 cores and OC... gitrdun
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