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I would tell your roommate to save a little bit and get a 955 BE. They sell for around $120 and you could probably find someone in here selling a used one cheaper.
I think this is what I am going to do. What can these overclock to stable pretty easy. Maybe on stock cooler?
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post #12 of 26
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While we are on it he needs an ATI budget card also. I think he has about 300-400 to spend on cpu, videocard, harddrive, cd-rom
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post #14 of 26
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I think this is what I am going to do. What can these overclock to stable pretty easy. Maybe on stock cooler?
Stock cooler not very high maybe 3.4 or so would be ok. What board does your roommate have? There are some decent coolers out there that don't cost that much. Maybe get the cpu now and invest in a cooler later to overclock. I can get mine up to 4.2 stable but the temps are a bit high for my liking so I keep mine at 4.1 @ 1.475v and temps never go past 54c. At 4.2 and 1.5v I get to 58-59c which is probably ok but seems a bit high.
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post #15 of 26
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Thanks the 955 BE it is
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post #16 of 26
Actaully newegg.com has a promo code for the X4 955BE, which makes it $104.99 + FS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-19103808-L06B
Promo code: EMCJKJB29
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post #17 of 26
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Stock cooler not very high maybe 3.4 or so would be ok. What board does your roommate have? There are some decent coolers out there that don't cost that much. Maybe get the cpu now and invest in a cooler later to overclock. I can get mine up to 4.2 stable but the temps are a bit high for my liking so I keep mine at 4.1 @ 1.475v and temps never go past 54c. At 4.2 and 1.5v I get to 58-59c which is probably ok but seems a bit high.
Any cheap aftermarket coolers?
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post #18 of 26
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actaully newegg.com has a promo code for the x4 955be, which makes it $104.99 + fs

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...-19103808-l06b
promo code: Emcjkjb29
super rep!!!
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post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Tiako44 View Post
Any cheap aftermarket coolers?
There are several around to $30 range that are decent. I heard this one being used a lot and seems to be decent for the price. I have never used it myself.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CEEQ8wIwAQ
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