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Hey there!

I want to replace my current Intel C2D build (see my sig) with a budget priced but capable AMD system.

I can pretty much sell the E4500, 4GB RAM and P5N-D Mobo to someone for the price it will cost to buy new:

AMD CPU Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Six Core Processor - £125 (or I may get x4 965BE)
Asus M4A78LT-M AMD 760G AM3 Motherboard - £42
8GB Mushkin Blackline (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 1.5V - No cost

I will recycle all of the other parts from the E4500 build.

Did I pick a good CPU and motherboard? How well will the Asus mobo overclock the Phenom II? If it doesn't OC well then what is the cheapest mobo I can buy that will OC the Phenom II quite well?

Main uses for this PC will be mainly emulation including Dolphin and PCSX2 (which now supports over 2 cpu cores) and moderate gaming.

Thanks!
Edited by SSJVegeta - 8/12/11 at 3:26pm
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some people will say that you need to wait for BD

but the Phenom II X6 OC to 4GHz are very, very capable CPU

yes, a SB cpu overclocked will give you a better performance in some cases (the same as the coming BD of course)

but for 90% of the case, for gaming and general computer use, the ones that you are posting, that X6 overclocked to 4GHz with a good 890FX/990FX chip will be more than enough
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I am waiting for BD (and Ivy Bridge). This system I will be building won't be my main system, a BD or IB based system will be my main PC in the future. This is a stop-gap till then and a straight swap from a E4500 system basically if I keep cost down
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It it worth it to spend £170 on a stop gap anything?
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It it worth it to spend £170 on a stop gap anything?
If you re-read my original post, I'm not spending anything out of my own pocket. The money I make selling parts from my current E4500 build will be put towards buying the new AMD parts.
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The ASUS mobo will overclock the Phenom II but you will need VRM cooling to properly do so. Plus a 760G low end chipset may not OC as well as 770 chipset or higher end 800 series chipset.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
The ASUS mobo will overclock the Phenom II but you will need VRM cooling to properly do so. Plus a 760G low end chipset may not OC as well as 770 chipset or higher end 800 series chipset.
Thanks for the info.

I'm looking at the MSI 880GM-E41 AM3 at the moment. It's only £8 more than the Asus 760G board.
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If you re-read my original post, I'm not spending anything out of my own pocket. The money I make selling parts from my current E4500 build will be put towards buying the new AMD parts.
Good point.

Well aslong as it's not the LE version I don't see why it won't work. Get some fan's on those VRM's as it's a 4+1 board.
Edited by jagz - 8/12/11 at 4:08pm
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Clock for clock Core2s are pretty much the same as Phenom IIs. You're not really "upgrading" by going to AMD. Just overclock and wait for BD to come out in either case (tell your friend to).
    
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Clock for clock Core2s are pretty much the same as Phenom IIs. You're not really "upgrading" by going to AMD. Just overclock and wait for BD to come out in either case (tell your friend to).
Go look up Allendale chips overclocked and compare them to a properly overclocked Thuban, then come back here and say that
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