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Humm, probably have to say Athlon X4 640

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103871

Best unlocked multiplier with a chance of unlocking more cores I would go,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103887

To be honest though, you could probably get some good Phenom II's for around the same price here on OCN.
Edited by Chuckclc - 5/17/11 at 12:49am
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

Phenom II 955x4 <-- that right there, newegg has em for 120bucks !! I mean add 20 dollars more and you got yourself an amazing CPU!!
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Humm, probably have to say Athlon X4 640

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103871

To be honest though, you could probably get some good Phenom II's for around the same price here on OCN.
I agree with the 640 as well if you want to buy bnib. Otherwise you could find a good deal on used chips if your lucky.
 
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Saw this just now and thought of you.

http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...40-propus.html
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microcenter has the x4 955 for $112
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0325957
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Athlon II 640, if you must buy a new CPU under $100. I'm sure, like many others have stated, a good used 955 would run circles around it, especially with most of them hitting or sneaking up to 4Ghz.
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If you already have a HSF...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=&srchInDesc=

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...74_47365_47365

I don't know if anyone can comment on the differences in capabilities of OEM chips, but you can get a 945 for 100 exactly. Not BE I believe though.
    
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AMD Athlon II X4 640 = $100

AMD Phenom II X4 840 = $105

Both will be great picks for multithreaded tasks, if you are looking for more raw performance then I encourage getting a Phenom II X4 955, they are only $120.
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