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is a amd 965 worth it at this moment in time as a decent upgrade

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as title says is it worth it????
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No.
No.
No.
Wait for buldozer !!!
   
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post #3 of 12
Depends on what you are going from and what your budget is, cuz of SB and Bulldozer, prices are getting real cheap.
post #4 of 12
I mean if you got something like this http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...965-black.html

Or cheaper yet, then yeah, its still a decent chip. I wouldn't personally pay over $100 for a Phenom II x4 now (used).

My best guess is Bulldozer x4 will be at least $160 at release, if you're on DDR2 then the Phenom IIs are the best upgrade path for you unless you're doing a complete rebuild.
    
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no. slow piece of chip
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newegg and tigerdirect were selling BNIB am3 955 for $99
post #7 of 12
As others have said.
The 965 is a old chip now and was'nt all that great in the first place.
If you have a complete ddr2 setup and do'nt want to upgrade everything then a 965 0r 955 wil do ok.
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hmm, well, if anyone knows how BD can be compatible on AM3 without power-gating features, that would be nice...
     
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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
hmm, well, if anyone knows how BD can be compatible on AM3 without power-gating features, that would be nice...
no one knows yet. have to wait n see or take the chance...
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Originally Posted by ♥hot♥ View Post
as title says is it worth it????
If your wanting to upgrade your motherboard too, wait for bulldozer. If Just the Cpu, also wait for bulldozer and pick up an 1100T once they're cheaper.
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