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Alright, so I'm buying with the AMD bundle on microcenter except I'm not sure which to buy.

Phenomâ„¢ II X4 965 Black Edition

OR

Save $20 and buy...
Phenomâ„¢ II X2 560 Black Edition and hope to unlock some cores?

Thanks in advance
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Alright, so I'm buying with the AMD bundle on microcenter except I'm not sure which to buy.

Phenom™ II X4 965 Black Edition

OR

Save $20 and buy...
Phenom™ II X2 560 Black Edition and hope to unlock some cores?

Thanks in advance
Or save more and get the Phenom II X2 555

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103846
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post #3 of 12
Get the Phenom 955, and overclock! You don't want to take chances with unlocking cores.
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Get the Phenom 955, and overclock! You don't want to take chances with unlocking cores.
I agree, a stable 555 @ 4ghz is nice.

Even though I would unlock first and determine your stability and etc. If all seems a go, keep it and start OC'ing.
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for $20 why risk it?
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Exactly $20 dollars for a CPU that lasts for a while most games barely take use of 4 cores currently. But in a little bit most new games will utilize those extra cores. $20 for future-proof? sign me up!
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I'm just gunna get the 965. Thanks guys
Edited by ShatteringBlue - 8/17/11 at 12:57pm
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I'm just gunna get the 955. Thanks guys
I understand how the $20 or so makes a difference.

Plus, with the onslaught of new hardware and etc. you will feel better about it later.

Also, there is alot more fun in computing when you can squeeze out 40 dollars more of performance.
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post #9 of 12
if you're talking about the microcenter bundle deal where you get a free mobo then grab the 560 for $87. the 965 there is still $129 i believe but I was able to unlock no problem and I done some reading on the forums here and alot of people can agree the chance of unlocking the 560 is extremely high.
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post #10 of 12
Remember guys... Microcenter bundle
Which particular board? It should be noted that all but one of the Microcenter boards will properly run a 125W TDP processor (i.e. quad 965/955, or x2 unlocked to quad).
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