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Just got 2 questions..

I know that the x4 840 does not have a l3 cache.. but it does not fall behind an non-OC'ed 955 by a very large margin right ?
Will the 840 be a bottleneck to the 5770 hd ?

Also, the i3 + h61 Asus mobo / x4 840 + Asus M4A78LT-M LE ..

which would be the best bet in terms of future proof computing keeping in mind the purpose of my usage?
post #52 of 111
Sorry but that motherboard supports only cups uptill 95w here Have a look at this http://m.newegg.com/Product/ProductS...82E16813131619
post #53 of 111
In terms of performance the Intel system but or features and cheapness the AMD.

So if you can afford to get the Intel stuff and can afford to keep paying Intel prices for upgrades then go for that.

If you're never really going to have a tone of cash to throw at your computer every time it needs upgrading then buy the AMD rig.

Both CPU's will easily handle a single 5770.

If you want to go even cheaper then buy an Athlon 2 x4
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Sorry but that motherboard supports only cups uptill 95w here Have a look at this http://m.newegg.com/Product/ProductS...82E16813131619
yeah...this mobo was for the x4 840 config..
post #55 of 111
If u are not overclocking then have a look at these
MSI 880GM-E43
Asus M4N68T-M LE V2 sorry can't send u links m operating through my cell
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I approve his build. If you have a tad more money to spend, just keep looking up
I do have the money for the 955be.. the problem is with the mobo !
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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 $ ?
My suggestion is to go for the M5A78L-M LX if you must have an MATX board. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131728
This will give you the latest chipset and BIOS, and give you get the best options as far as using the newest/fastest memory and you are ready for the next generation of processors. This doesn't mean that you can or should run out and buy the BD 8 core. There is going to be a whole family of these new AMD processors (4-6-8core), and you might as well have the option of upgrading to one in a year or two. The only reason I can see to get the M4 rather than the M5 is that the M4 has an IDE drive. If you must have this then you can either get the M4, or get the M5 and a $10 adapter for your old drive- which is exactly what I did.

As for the CPU, I am going to buck the trend of advice here and suggest that you go with the 555. If your intention is to game for cheap, this is probably your best option for cheapski. It is "only" 2 cores, (possibility of unlocking all 4) but you have the L3 cache and the ability to clock this thing up to 4 Ghz for sure. You can take the $30 you save over buying a 955 and throw it towards getting some really nice memory or something.
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post #58 of 111
whats ur overall budget and what are ur plans for other things pls type them down maybe i can help
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My suggestion is to go for the M5A78L-M LX if you must have an MATX board
AM3+ motherboards and not yet reached India only a few high end 990fx have reached :-(
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If u are not overclocking then have a look at these
MSI 880GM-E43
Asus M4N68T-M LE V2 sorry can't send u links m operating through my cell
I had considered this Asus model earlier but only problem is with the 2 dimm slots and the 2.0 GT/s bus .. thats the problem right...

Impressed with the MSI features... but not comfortable with this brand.. especially after so many posts here about their breakdown !
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u cant help it u have to take a risk
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