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New PHIIX4 840, or used PHIIX4 965?

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So I can buy a brand new Phenom II X4 840 from Microcenter for $62 including tax, or I can buy a used Phenom II X4 965 from Craigslist used for $80. Which one should I do? This machine is going to be an HTPC, plus a dedicated GPU folding rig.

I'm thinking just get the 840, but that 965 is awfully tempting...
    
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i would take the 965... it OC's pretty well...
post #3 of 12
Is the 840 a black edition? If not I'd probably take the 965. Just try to make sure the previous owner didn't fry it or damage it in any way.
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Just a regular 840. It doesn't have any L3 cache since it is just a rebranded Athlon (even shows up as an Athlon in CPU-Z).

However, for the purpose of this machine, it would suit just fine, lol. I'm just kind of stuck because I think $80 for a 965 is just such a good deal :-/
    
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You can get a 965 here for $85 easily. I lucked out and with enough patience and got my 965 for $70. (Speaking of which... I need to leave him a rating this weekend)

Getting one here also better insures the quality of it beforehand unlike Craigslist... It's also nice to help out a fellow OCNer.
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I think some ove the original 840's unlocked to Thubans so you might get lucky.

Just saw you said its a rebranded athlon. oh well worth a shot though
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post #7 of 12
Get the 965.
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Uh oh, an Opteron X4 1389 just got thrown into the mix for $75 from OCN marketplace.

What to do, what to do :-/ I know a lot are saying the 965, but I kind of don't want a 125w CPU (the 840 is 95w).

-Sigh-

I am now leaning towards the Opteron just to support my fellow OCN member
    
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post #9 of 12
lol delete
Edited by hammertime850 - 10/21/11 at 10:53pm
post #10 of 12
Used 965 as long as it's a C3 and not a C2
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