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Safe CPU for MSI 870-G45

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Whats up OCN?

I purchased an MSI 870-G45 from the NCIX warehouse sale today for a budget build to sell.

I'm going to buy a CPU for it tomorrow and just wanted some input on which one I can get.

I usually buy X4 6** series since they are nice and cheap quad-cores, but then I remembered all the horror stories of MSI boards dying from even stock AM3 CPU's with high TDP.

Will a 95W X4 be okay or should i get a 65W X2?

Any input is greatly apreciated.
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Use up to 95W TDP CPU (Athlon II x4 should be fine), use the stock cooler. The problems are usually more apparent when you are 1. not using the stock cooler (most aftermarket tower coolers remove the airflow to the motherboard components incl. VRM system) or 2. using a processor with higher power consumption (i.e. Phenom II x4, x6), esp. with an overclock.
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Good to hear, I'll go with the X4.

Thanks!
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Crucial MX300 525GB WD 4TB Green WD 4TB Green Corsair H60 
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