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What board? Most all are fine for athlon quad or phenom dual.
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

boards from the free mobo section, seems like a good deal? Thanks reflex or your time. And thank you everyone else for your input

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I'd go with the ASUS, it isn't a half bad board.
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I'd go with the ASUS, it isn't a half bad board.
ah okay thanks + rep

So would the performance of the Phenomâ„¢ II X4 840 @ $98 vs Phenomâ„¢ II X2 560 Black Edition @ $90 be worth the $8? or might the black edition be better? (going to be used for bfbc2)
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It really depends, if your into overclocking and tweaking then the Phenom II X2 560 BE is the better option because of the unlocked multiplier and possible core unlocking, however for gaming and if your not wanting to mess around with it i would go with the 840, especially for Bad Company 2 as it loves cores/threads.
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The 840 is just an Athlon II with the phenom name.

It has no l3 cache.
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For BFBC2 you need a quad or maybe a hexa.Dual core cpu greatly kills fps in this game.
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