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The ram is definitely a good economical choice, thats what i use in my OC'd media center PC and it overclocks great and is very stable.
But if i was you, i would go with 1 stick of 4gb ram rather than 2 sticks of 2gb. The 2 sticks might be slightly faster with dual channel (correct me if i'm wrong) but the 1 stick will still give you a bit of room to upgrade in the future. Like if you wanted to upgrade to like, say, 16gb of ram. If that makes sense.
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You can get a Phenom II 555 BE for 90 bucks which will unlock to a quad core... If you have the right motherboard. The M4A88TDV-EVO worked really good for me. Youd be saving a bunch of money.
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The ram is definitely a good economical choice, thats what i use in my OC'd media center PC and it overclocks great and is very stable.
But if i was you, i would go with 1 stick of 4gb ram rather than 2 sticks of 2gb. The 2 sticks might be slightly faster with dual channel (correct me if i'm wrong) but the 1 stick will still give you a bit of room to upgrade in the future. Like if you wanted to upgrade to like, say, 16gb of ram. If that makes sense.
It's better not to mix and match the RAM and this is about the best RAM kit I can find besides my friend doesn't upgrade his last computer was some reallllllyyyyyy old apple he'll be happy with this I'm reviewing it with him now so far he likes it except for the case.
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You can get a Phenom II 555 BE for 90 bucks which will unlock to a quad core... If you have the right motherboard. The M4A88TDV-EVO worked really good for me. Youd be saving a bunch of money.
How do you unlock it? Not anything that can brick it like a flash?
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How do you unlock it? Not anything that can brick it like a flash?
You flip a switch. Its insanely easy.
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Lol I guess that saves $30 Thanks so the Phenom II 555 BE and the ASUS M4A88TD-V/USB3 right?
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Yea. Thats it. Plus you get Sata3 which is always nice for SSDs.
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post #28 of 35
Oh my, quite a bit of misinformation going around here. Let's get started.

Do NOT get that thermaltake PSU, it does not have active PFC and is overall just a terrible PSU. The Antec Earthwatts that was previously posted is a great choice even for this system, or you could go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026

Second, the i3-2100 is far and away faster than the Phenom x2 555. The i3, in a number of cases gaming especially, bests the Phenom even when it is unlocked to a quad or against the x4 955. However, the i3-2100 will not be able to OC really at all, as it has a locked multiplier and the FSB cannot be changed more than 1-2% without major system damage.

Also, core unlocking in the Phenom x2 is never guaranteed, though it is rare to find one that won't unlock at least to an x3.

I definitely agree with the 460 over the 5770.

Finally, if you do go for the Phenom, the M4A79XTD-EVO is really a great motherboard, have that one myself though I have nothing bad to say about the M4A88TD-V/USB3.

Happy deal hunting!
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I would stick with the 955. The 555 is not guaranteed to unlock.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/70...phenom-ii.html
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Oh my, quite a bit of misinformation going around here. Let's get started.

Do NOT get that thermaltake PSU, it does not have active PFC and is overall just a terrible PSU. The Antec Earthwatts that was previously posted is a great choice even for this system, or you could go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026

Second, the i3-2100 is far and away faster than the Phenom x2 555. The i3, in a number of cases gaming especially, bests the Phenom even when it is unlocked to a quad or against the x4 955. However, the i3-2100 will not be able to OC really at all, as it has a locked multiplier and the FSB cannot be changed more than 1-2% without major system damage.

Also, core unlocking in the Phenom x2 is never guaranteed, though it is rare to find one that won't unlock at least to an x3.

I definitely agree with the 460 over the 5770.

Finally, if you do go for the Phenom, the M4A79XTD-EVO is really a great motherboard, have that one myself though I have nothing bad to say about the M4A88TD-V/USB3.

Happy deal hunting!
Thanks I was going with the cosair 500w but I'm sure the 430w will have enough power without it being at load most of the time lol.
As for the CPU and MOBO after what you said I quess it's back to square 1
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