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I have a sabertooth...990FX what to do?

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I really can't decide, I am building this pc for gaming and surfing the net only.

ideas:

TWKR ES Chip, is a propus type 4 core with no L3 cache present that I know of, can do 3.5-3.7 on air no problem but I heard it really shines on DICE/LN and I didn't plan to do that.
x2 555BE and try to unlock to 4 cores
x4 960T and try to unlock to 6 cores
FX-8150 and just OC like crazy
x3 720 - I think these may have a fourth core, and if so.. i'd like to attempt to unlock that as well.


I will be using g.skill sniper 1866mhz ram, that mobo a corsair HX850w
video card will be GTX 260 core 216 until later on.

So.. which would you guys do and why? Cost isn't so much an issue as wanting to get more out of what I planned on buying...

like I'd rather buy the 2 core and try for four rather than just buy a four core. I get an enjoyment from this, just personal preference.
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Grab the 1090T and overclock it to 4ghz+. The 8 core bulldozer is only good for encoding, rendering, etc. For gaming and surfing the net, the Phenom II x6 is good, plus it has better IPC than FX.
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For fun a two core unlock, preferably used and guarrabteed to unlock, next FX-8150 just to be in at the beginning, wherever it leads.
X4 960T, cause its there.
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1090T is overdone on this forum though, reason I picked the ones I did is the unique factor of having something more( chance at more cores ) for something less( less money spent ) with my reason above of just wanting to get something more out of whatever I spent my money on... however 1090T just wasn't something I am interested in, nor 1055T I think it was or any of the other popular ones used on here often.

Personal perference.
    
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For fun a two core unlock, preferably used and guarrabteed to unlock, next FX-8150 just to be in at the beginning, wherever it leads.
X4 960T, cause its there.

so x2, then bulldozer .. then 960T? .. sounds like a plan. I mainly added the dozer for some of the clocks i've seen people get with them. Ocing' is always fun even if the chip itself wouldn't add much over the others, it's the fact that it still costs less than most any intel i've owned and it's brand new lol.

I paid a pretty penny on my i7 920 and 2600k ES, not complaining.. but again, wanting to try something more for less.
    
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I see, my vote is for the 960T then.
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post #8 of 33
i think 960T better choice
post #9 of 33
Get the 555BE and unlock and overclock. Not 100% sucessful but I go one extra good core out of mine and overclocked to 4Ghz. If you get 4 good cores then its essentially a 955BE. I've had my year of fun with that.
post #10 of 33
Spend an extra $25 on 1055T instead of 960T. You don't have to gamble on unlocks and you can be challenged through overclocking via bus speeds vs just tweaking the multi with the BE chips.
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