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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So I've looked around at some threads on this site and I have a feeling what the answer will be but I figured I'd post just for a 2nd (and 3rd, 4th...etc.) opinion.

i3-2100 on NewEgg 124.99 with 10.00 promo code

AMD 955BE on NewEgg 119.00 with 15.00 promo code

AMD 555BE on NewEgg 87.99 with 8.00 promo code

The codes all go off tonight.

I wish I had a MicroCenter around me.

Uses for Computer: Light gaming (Only WoW at the moment), Internet, and Open Office
Edited by rocket#9 - 10/24/11 at 12:41pm
post #2 of 10
I would go with the I3

the amd 955be is a good chip dont get me wrong or nowt but, the i3 is great for mulit tasking and gaming.
post #3 of 10
I would probably go with the AMD 995BE since it has a bigger promo code, and it'll last you much longer than the AMD 555BE.
post #4 of 10
Moved at the request of the OP.
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Appreciate it. I posted in both AMD and Intel sections to see if each side would stay with their respective 'team'.

A few of the post on the AMD thread suggested Llano, but I had kind of strayed away from that one because I do want to add a graphics card one day. If the right bundle comes along, I might go ahead and get one. Or I might sell some plasma
post #6 of 10
Get the i3 2100.
Power consumption is so much better than AMD's counterparts.
post #7 of 10
i3-2100 is faster and ends up being cheaper, you only need a ghetto $50 board, no cpu cooler, etc.

they're dropping prices of i3-2120 since 2700k release

only look @ amd if you're getting a cpu for less than $95
Edited by BigN815 - 10/24/11 at 5:58pm
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Went with the i3-2100. If all goes well, I'll build another one with the 955BE.
post #9 of 10
i3 is my choice out of those 3. and looks like you made your choice. gj
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I tnink the 955BE is a real sweet spot for AMD,in an otherwise "so,so" lineup.Just look how long it has been out and people are still picking it as their cpu of choice.The 955BE is certainly my favorite AMD cpu,it makes a great "first overclocking cpu", a good one to start working with overclocking.
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