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post #11 of 21
The 955 is good but even I upgraded my 955 to the 8150 and im enjoying the performance, it really likes games and eats BF3 up!

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I never said the 955 wasn't great value, I just said they don't always get to 4 Ghz easily, and that AMD really don't overclock that well...

And in electronics the price/performance drops the higher you go.

Might as well recommend everyone to buy a second hand Athlon 3200+ something for $5 ...
I've had pretty good luck with my AMD's I suppose. I got my 3500+ (skt 939) all the way up to 3.28, my Opteron 165 to 2.7, my x3 720 to 3.7 (would go 3.8 but needed too much voltage).

But yes, Sb does OC better sure. However, it's also a lot more expensive considering you can pick up a 960T for $115.
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I've had pretty good luck with my AMD's I suppose. I got my 3500+ (skt 939) all the way up to 3.28, my Opteron 165 to 2.7, my x3 720 to 3.7 (would go 3.8 but needed too much voltage).

But yes, Sb does OC better sure. However, it's also a lot more expensive considering you can pick up a 960T for $115.
for $115 where?
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post #14 of 21
what i would have done was look at several sights benchmarks and seeingwitch one had best peformance within your budget
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for $115 where?
Was here - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103995

But that's why it's sold out. They were spamming my Gmail with it all day.
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was here - http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82e16819103995

but that's why it's sold out. They were spamming my gmail with it all day.
wow!
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post #17 of 21
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I hear FX bulldozer is not good, should I buy phenom II? like the AMD 955 over the FX chips?

I was thinking about this
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi
but not sure thoughts?

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Why do you need an AMD CPU?

In all honesty you should avoid them if possible, the FX series is a dud and the Phenom 2 is ancient as it's IPC is below Core 2.

Edit: Oops ok you bought the 2500k, great choice, you will not be let down by it's performance.
Edited by Armand Hammer - 11/6/11 at 1:01am
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Well, I decided to pick up the i5 2500K at microcenter for $180.

thanks everyone else for helping me.
Hopefully you took advantage of the $60 off combo with certain motherboards
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You have to be the worst fanboy ever.
It's just an Humor and you are the w*rse one here.
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Wow, what a dumbass.
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post #20 of 21
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Ok man, seriously, stop saying a 955 will hit 4 Ghz with low voltages
Mine barely does 4.1 @ 1.49 with LLC @ 100% ...
I have to push a lot more to get to 4.2-4.3 which would take me above 1.55 V
For 4.0 you'll need a pretty good air cooler and airflow.
If you easily got 4.0 @ low voltages (that would be 1.425 -1.45 imho) then you must've had a pretty good chip.

Not all 960T unlock, there's a chance they will but it isn't 100%.

And can we all stop saying that AMD's overclock extremely well because they DON'T !!! Not my 3500+, not my X2 4400+ and not my X4 955... I cry and die a little inside when I see SB overclocks :'(

@ OP: Get the 960T if you're on a budget. Don't bother with Bulldozer
Mine does 4Ghz @ 1.425 and 4.2Ghz @ 1.450 stable...
    
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