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I think its about $280, the new i5's (2500k) are very fast and cheap, but unfortunately the motherboards you need for them are too expensive
Get a Phenom II X4 955 + mobo, that will definitely fit the budget. i don't know anything about euro stores, so I'll let you guys find.
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Have you looked at the lesser expensive P67 boards? In order to handle a Phenom II 970, you're going to need a higher end AM3 board. The lower end AMD boards have a tendancy to either throttle or burn up (literally) due to a lower quality VRM section. So either way, you're going to be out about the same cost for the Phenom II setup or the i5.
I got that covered.

And isnt the I5 2500k 220$, while his budget is 250 - 280 so his entire budget will go to a CPU and cooler.
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Okay I'll look in to it
For now though, sleep! Its 2:30am here

Thanks for the help
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I got that covered.
But you linked newegg, when he's located in the UK.

I don't honeslty know where to link to for UK stores. Otherwise I'd be searching right now too.
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post #45 of 61
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The x4 970 BE is only £4 more than the 955 here
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Sorry about that, I should have been more clear that I was in the UK
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But you linked newegg, when he's located in the UK.

I don't honeslty know where to link to for UK stores. Otherwise I'd be searching right now too.
euro -> UK?

what a concept, is there a newegg.uk?
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The x4 970 BE is only £4 more than the 955 here
If you're going the AMD route, I'd suggest you get the cheapest chip possible, even an Athlon II quad (it's still going to be an insane upgrade over the Phenom I). Invest in a GOOD AM3+ board, and some decent enough DDR3.

That way, when Bulldozer hits, you're just a chip swap away from having Bulldozer.
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post #49 of 61
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My Athlon II x4 at 3.85GHz bottlenecked even a GT240 (and that CPU is a LOT faster than your first gen Phenom). So yes, you are bottlenecked. How bad it is, that's up to you.


weird a 250 gts didn bottleneck my phenom II x4 at 2.6 ghz
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I have no idea what the shipping is here, or the credibility of the retailer, but here's some quick stuff I found, everything you wanted and more, the CPU is a beast when overclocked, the RAM I have used myself and works wonderfully like most Corsair stuff and the mobo can do x8/x8 Crossfire and SLI as well as AM3+ so you can upgrade to bulldozer in the future, people on newegg seem to love this mobo too.

Phenom II X4 955 - £94.99
Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 AMD 990X - £94.99

Corsair XMS3 4GB - £27.98 (1600mhz, 9-9-9-24, 1.65V)
or
OCZ Platinum 4GB - £26.39 (1333mhz, 7-7-7-20, 1.5V) -->Holy good timings batman!!

Total: £217.96
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