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Im selling my PC without a proc. and need the cheapest solution for medium-heavy gaming. The system will be running CF 5770's.

Any suggestions?
    
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Any AM3 oc to 4.0ghz.
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I would get the Athlon II 250 if you want cheap but only 2 cores.

For 4 my sig rig CPU Phenom II 820 was only 99.99 like 3 mths ago when I got it. Unlock the extra L3 cache and it becomes a phenom II 925 for cheaper.
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Originally Posted by noahhova View Post
I would get the Athlon II 250 if you want cheap but only 2 cores.

For 4 my sig rig CPU Phenom II 820 was only 99.99 like 3 mths ago when I got it. Unlock the extra L3 cache and it becomes a phenom II 925 for cheaper.
The 955 is only 120 dollars, it was 105 dollars not that long ago. But either way, The 955 is the lowest I would go for a quad core on the amd side of things, for a dual core, just get an athlon II.
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The 955 is only 120 dollars, it was 105 dollars not that long ago. But either way, The 955 is the lowest I would go for a quad core on the amd side of things, for a dual core, just get an athlon II.
Agreed 120 is a great price for that and it's BE so 4.0Ghz is probably a lock. Just suggested the 820 incase he can find one these days for like $79 or something like that.
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post #7 of 16
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Im selling my PC without a proc. and need the cheapest solution for medium-heavy gaming. The system will be running CF 5770's.

Any suggestions?
With CF 5770's you'll be severely bottlenecking with anything under an AMD Athlon II x4.
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There have been A bunch of Athlon II X3 BE's going for around $60 on slickdeals lately. Most of them unlock a 4th core as well and OC to >3Ghz

Cant really beat that
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With CF 5770's you'll be severely bottlenecking with anything under an AMD Athlon II x4.
that is the reason I told him to get the 955, no worry of a bottleneck with that chip.
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The cheapest I'd recommend is an Athlon II X3. Shy away from dual cores. What I'd really recommend is a Phenom II X4 (the ones with L3 cache). Newegg has the 925 OEM for $90, otherwise if you need a heatsink you can get the 945 or 955.
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