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Hey guys,I'm thinking about an upgrade but I'm not sure what to get.
The thing is that I can't afford anything more expensive than the 1055T cause I also want to upgrade my video card and mobo sometime.
The 955 BE is cheaper and it's 3.2 with unlocked cores but it's x4.

I use my PC mostly for gaming but I also like to convert videos and all that stuff and my x2 is way too slow,I'm tired of it.
If I get the 1055T I'll definitely overclock,how high can you reach with that cpu? considering it's 2.8 ghz.If I reach something like 3.5 with my cooler will it be better than the x4 oc to let's say 3.8?.

I need some help comparing them,how do they overclock? and which one is better for gaming in the end.

Thanks in advance
 
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If your goal is to game I think you should go with the 955 and spend the $ you would have spent on the 6 core on really fast memory and graphics card. You can make that 955 go over 4.0 Ghz no problem, and most games would run peppier on 4 fast cores than 6 slower ones.You dont need to go crazy with a heat sink with the 4 core either. Supposedly the new BD architecture is going to give more cores more relevance.
    
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If your goal is to game I think you should go with the 955 and spend the $ you would have spent on the 6 core on really fast memory and graphics card. You can make that 955 go over 4.0 Ghz no problem, and most games would run peppier on 4 fast cores than 6 slower ones.You dont need to go crazy with a heat sink with the 4 core either. Supposedly the new BD architecture is going to give more cores more relevance.

I tend to agree with this. If you really want a x6 for your video stuff, I'd suggest you get a 1090T be since it has an unlocked multiplier and can be overclocked way easier.
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I tend to agree with this. If you really want a x6 for your video stuff, I'd suggest you get a 1090T be since it has an unlocked multiplier and can be overclocked way easier.

But as I said,I can't pay for it I have to get other stuffs too,the 1055T is the most expensive one I'm willing to pay for.
 
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You won't see much of an improvement imo from a 555 to a 955... I think since you are planning a platform upgrade you should wait until September for Bulldozer.

edit- realized you aren't in the US, I would say your best bet is a 955 then, and then pocket the rest for a platform upgrade ASAP.
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You won't see much of an improvement imo from a 555 to a 955... I think since you are planning a platform upgrade you should wait until September for Bulldozer.

Also a good point.
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955 is the gaming/OC choice,x6 for video work.

i recommend the 955.
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You won't see much of an improvement imo from a 555 to a 955... I think since you are planning a platform upgrade you should wait until September for Bulldozer.

Yeah Bulldozer sounds great but that will mean to get new mobo,new ram and new cpu,that will obviously cost like 700 bucks or more,and no video card.
8 cores is way to much for gaming man.
I'd rather get an x4 and saving the difference,getting a new mobo and ram together with the same cpu,and that mobo will be compatible with bulldozer.
 
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wait for bulldozer to see how that turns out
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Yeah Bulldozer sounds great but that will mean to get new mobo,new ram and new cpu,that will obviously cost like 700 bucks or more,and no video card.
8 cores is way to much for gaming man.
I'd rather get an x4 and saving the difference,getting a new mobo and ram together with the same cpu,and that mobo will be compatible with bulldozer.

Pretty sure there is a 6 core coming out too, and the price of the entry is supposed to be sub 200$.

And regardless of cores, ARCHITECTURE IS KEY. Phenom IIs are just OLD, there is a NIGHT AND DAY difference between phenom iis/thubans and Sandy Bridge, and if Bulldozer beats its expectations then it will surely be on par with sandy bridge or better.

Possibility: Sell your computer locally to some rune scape kid with thinks it is the best pc in the world.
    
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