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Your link goes to the C43 and not the G43

C43 - 1 PCIe
G43 - 2 PCIe
Fixed. Thanks for that.

Either way, that board will take an i5 to 4.5GHz at least. It's a lower end P67 board, but its still more than enough for a modest 4.5GHz out of it. And it should take the i3 to a minor overclock too.
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The second gen i3s have a locked multiplier and no turbo. OCing on them is almost non-existant. I cannot recommend them.

A ~4GHz Phenom II will easily match or beat a ~3GHz i3, all round.
Edited by Blameless - 8/10/11 at 6:30pm
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Enough arguing, this is all besides the point....

The AMD setup will overclock further with a better board. That limited 4+1 power phase motherboard you chose will NOT take an overclocked quad core very well. So you will NEED a better motherboard to overclock it.
It's an 880GMA - newer quality 4+1 phase design as opposed to the plain 880GM
post #24 of 44
Hmm, quick question. I got a 1.5-1.7k budget shud i go 6 core phenom and wait for bulldozer or go for an intel 2500k build?

p.s. im trying to do a medium/high end SFF build
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Hmm, quick question. I got a 1.5-1.7k budget shud i go 6 core phenom and wait for bulldozer or go for an intel 2500k build?

p.s. im trying to do a medium/high end SFF build
That's honestly hard to say. We have no cold hard facts on Bulldozer.

If you can wait till BD is released, I'd wait and see what it can do.

If you can't wait...go Sandy Bridge. As we honestly have no clue how BD is going to perform, and I always recommend buying the best you can at the time of purchase. Sandy Bridge is still future proofed, since Ivy has been confirmed to be 1155 too.
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A ~4GHz Phenom II will easily match or beat a ~3GHz i3, all round.
So it would take a 4ghz X4 to match a 3.1ghz dual core? Why would anyone even want that to begin with.
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Cool thanks pioneer, i think i'll go w/ the sandy bridge build ;D
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Amd wouldn't have delayed bd for a new stepping if it was any threat to sandy bridge. I think it'll be great for apps that use 8 cores but in gaming I think intels ipc will keep it from even being close.
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hi guys i think i will go for a i3 got some good feedback and thanx for the quick reply but there is a minor problem i have a fixed budget on $200 at max $220 a i3 will cost me $140 in India and i am left we only $60 at max $75 pls help
post #30 of 44
If the 955 is the cheaper option where you are, go get it.
It's not a huge step down from the i3, it's still a fast and fairly overclockable processor and a popular AM3+ placeholder in America. It will outperform the 2100 in the most heavily multithreaded apps, such as your video conversion.

What I have found from LGA1155 platform/Sandy Bridge in many foreign markets is that it costs significantly more, compared to elsewhere prices. This is true in the Philippines.
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