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I thought i had a decent rig. Now i know that it's just a old piece of crap.

Also my 4Ghz oc is on a 4+1 phase mobo with unsinked/fanned vrms on the stock cooler.

NB is at 2400Mhz with a .025 increase in voltage and a .020 increase to the ram voltage to make the system stable. The ram is 8-8-8-24 1T.

The vrms burn the tip of my finger when ever i touch them for just a second. But at this point i dont care. I just dont have any extra money for heatsinks/after market cooler for the cpu.

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Quite frankly, things are getting a little too complicated than expected..

Being on a budget, i'm unable to afford a good mobo for the sandy bridge i3.
Took the path to 955be considering the 4 cores.But I hope everyone agrees that buying the 955be sans intention of OC'ing is foolishness. Even after making up my mind to OC it, again problem comes of not being able to afford a suitable 6+1 phase vrm mobo ! (I definetly would hate to see any component of my PC hot to the touch)

At this juncture, would anyone advise me to settle with a phenom II x4 840 (110 US $) & an Asus M4A78LT-M LE (66 US $) for a total of 175 US $ ?
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I thought i had a decent rig. Now i know that it's just a old piece of crap.

Also my 4Ghz oc is on a 4+1 phase mobo with unsinked/fanned vrms on the stock cooler.

The vrms burn the tip of my finger when ever i touch them for just a second. But at this point i dont care. I just dont have any extra money for heatsinks/after market cooler for the cpu.

(Child Support)
Look at the bright side, you could have a MSI mobo

If i were you, i'd save me the worry (now that you have it, lol) and get these. $14 to longer the PC life and get one less worry?
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Guys,plz help me out.........
I want 2 build a decent gaming pc..........
my processor preference is amd and motherboard preference is asus....
plz reply fast in my email id-rddisisrakesh@gmail.com........
plz guys,i need ur help
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X4 840? Isn't Microcenter having an $80 off thingy for if you buy a X4 840 with a compatible mobo or something?
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Quite frankly, things are getting a little too complicated than expected..

Being on a budget, i'm unable to afford a good mobo for the sandy bridge i3.
Took the path to 955be considering the 4 cores.But I hope everyone agrees that buying the 955be sans intention of OC'ing is foolishness. Even after making up my mind to OC it, again problem comes of not being able to afford a suitable 6+1 phase vrm mobo ! (I definetly would hate to see any component of my PC hot to the touch)

At this juncture, would anyone advise me to settle with a phenom II x4 840 (110 US $) & an Asus M4A78LT-M LE (66 US $) for a total of 175 US $ ?
Choosing a computer, with budget or not, is never easy

I'd say go for it. ASUS is a well respected brand with very robust VRM. It even has a throttling mechanism to reduce processor speed in case the VRMs get past critical point but before the disaster point. Plus, as you ddo not plan to OC, you'd be good.

What i'd try to do in your case is undervolt the processor. Keep it at stock speeds, but start lowering voltages until you reach the lowest stable voltage. That'll considerably reduce temps on the CPU and stress on the VRMs, while keeping 4 cores stable
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Look at the bright side, you could have a MSI mobo

If i were you, i'd save me the worry (now that you have it, lol) and get these. $14 to longer the PC life and get one less worry?
Ya ive been looking at those exact ones, but i just don't have the money
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post #48 of 111
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Choosing a computer, with budget or not, is never easy

I'd say go for it.
Which config do you suggest tat I go for exactly ?
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Which config do you suggest tat I go for exactly ?
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phenom II x4 840 (110 US $) & an Asus M4A78LT-M LE (66 US $) for a total of 175 US $
I approve his build. If you have a tad more money to spend, just keep looking up
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It's faster in most games but in games that do actually benefit from Quad cores it gets beat by an Athlon 2 x4.
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