Originally Posted by PCCstudent
The 955BE (C2) was my first overclocking cpu and I made 4.0 easy enough (on water). I don't want you to go out looking for the C2 but it did work out well for me. What mobo will you be using? the ASUS M4A79T-Deluxe is a proven overclocker and here in the states $90.00 used is common (I paid much more,new,retail).
Here in my country there are not a lot of choices but when it comes to time, i will do a lot of research and probably start a thread here and decide which combo is the best.
You will be very happy learning about overclocking with your 955BE. They are great starter cpu's. How about after you get a good stable 3.8 (or even 3.6) you do some smp (this meand cpu) folding for the team we have here at OCN? it is a great club.
I was folding for some time in the past but after i saw how crappy my q8400 was i stopper. I may consider it again...
Originally Posted by Fullmetalaj0
You made a good choice with the 955, but just a fyi if anyone tells u otherwise the 965 is not worth the extra cash for a slight bump. Stick with a 955 and you and your cpu will be happy...and C2 and C3 are both good, but id rather have a C3.
I know that. To pay +20 Euros for a thing that I can do in 5 seconds? (The Multiplier)
I really am happy for finding that cpu at such a good price... I saw some benchmarks on HWBOT with the 955 @ 4Ghz and my GPU @ Exactly the same clocks as mine, and i saw that i will get a HUGE Boost.
So, to conclude, the C3 955 BE is the best choice...
Thank you all very much for your help. Rep ++