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I am going to build a new rig, but what is a good and not-too expensive placeholder for an FX processor? the board i will be using is the ASUS M5A97(am3+, amd 970).
Edited by Theelichtje - 8/15/11 at 1:39am
 
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post #2 of 10
A good placeholder is either a cheap Athlon II dual or a Phenom II 955.
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Placeholder.....any AM3 processor. Get an Athlon II x4 if you want a quad and cheap for now.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 8/15/11 at 2:35am
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Thread Starter 
alright, i got it sorted out. and thanks guys!
 
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Placeholder.....any AM3 processor. Get an Athlon II x4 if you want a quad and cheap for now.
This ^^^.
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I was in a similair position and ultimately went with the cheapest 4-core phenom ii I could find. (Phenom II x4 945 non-BE) You could go with an Athlon also if you don't plan to stress it much and don't need the L3 cache or as other's have mentioned just get the cheapest 2 core chip you can find.

Cheapest 2-core athlon @ newegg atm is $59.99 Athlon II X2 250
Edited by Swiftdeathz - 8/15/11 at 2:37am
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Im using a PHII X3 720. Got it for 59.99 shipped at New Egg few weeks ago. I have a PHII X2 555 on the way right now, gonna see if it unlocks a core or 2. Im just playing around with chips to kill time until this so called rumored Bulldozer chip drops.
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Mine is a 40 dollar 955 BE off craigslist.
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I would find a 955 be and use it. What ever you do make sure you buy a BE processor for resale value.
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a 955
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