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Okay... I have an opportunity to acquire a msi 870s-g46 mobo, 955BE c3 stepping, and 4 gb gskill ddr3 free. Only thing is I would have to give up the mobo and CPU in my sig for it. Would this be a good trade off? I know the msi board has no MOSFET heatsink so that worries me for overclocking, but I really want the 955 and the ddr3. Also, I know it's a lower end board, but is it decent enough to get the 955 to 4.0?


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post #2 of 9
I would trade it, then sell the MSI MBO and buy sometning else...
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Well I just bought a sapphire 6970 so buying anything is a nogo with my wife


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Sell Your wife...
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She does waaaay better things for me than any computer could.......


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post #6 of 9
Ok, lets do the math.

This:
AMD Phenom II 940 X4
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P
4GB Corsair DDR2

For this:
AMD Phenom II 955BE X4
MSI 870S-G46
4GB G.Skill DDR3

Then sell this:
MSI 870S-G46
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130590

And with the money you recive from selling it, buy this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157195

And your wife.. In the kitchen.. she is not! WHY?

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... I don't gotta get hit with a controller to get mouth hugs...


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post #8 of 9
That is an epic picture! Love it!

Id pass dude. The 955 aint that much better than your 940 (kudos on 4 gig with that chip. That aint easy to do).

Id keep with your current rig until you can save up enough scratch to upgrade to the gear you want.

DDR3 really isnt a big deal. The only place youll see a difference is in benchmarks. Also, judging from your very nice overclock of the 940, Id say you have a rock solid motherboard in that Gigabyte. Why not just save up a little bit and invest in a X6 later on down the road or just wait a little longer and get a proper AM3+ motherboard.
post #9 of 9
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Yea, this board and chip are rock solid. I got lucky to he some outta the good batch I guess because I have seen very few c2 stepping chips do it. That's what I was thinking. After the holidays are over and I'm not trying to hoard money for my kids Christmas stuff, maybe use tax returns and pick up a nice new board and thuban chip to pair with this new 6970 and OCZ 750w psu I just got. Thanks for the input! +1 when I get to my computer. New forum doesn't like tapatalk too much.


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Crucial M4 64GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block EK 6970 v2 Full cover GPU block / Backplate 
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Crucial M4 64GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block EK 6970 v2 Full cover GPU block / Backplate 
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