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should I take the risk? unlocking it to a four core seems a little bit unlikely........then again, most of the time the fourth core was unstable due to the mobo........I'm using a crosshair IV formula....what do you guys think?
No. Get 960t dude.
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thinking.gif should I take the risk? unlocking it to a four core seems a little bit unlikely........then again, most of the time the fourth core was unstable due to the mobo........I'm using a crosshair IV formula....what do you guys think?

Unlocking cores is never certain. Ever. The X4 960t boasts an extra core and 200mhz higher clock than the X3 720. Both are good choices, really if you consider the prices.

Check the benchies and see if its worth the extra 50$.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/83?vs=81&i=2.5.3.4.6.25.26.27.28.29.30.31.32.33.34.35.36.37.38.39.40.41.42.43.45.46.50.49.48.47.44
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The thing is, I won't really be utilizing the 6 cores because I'm using this rig primarily for gaming and web browsing.

If thats the case, save some bread and go for this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103652

I have this in my old rig, its a cheap beast for anything. It also has an unlocked multiplier and should hit 3.2-3.4ghz with little effort.
I used to have a 720 BE as well, and I can't recommend it today.
All 720s are revision C2, which are poor overclockers compared to C3, and they have a weaker memory controller.
If not going with an X4, I'd rather recommend the X2 555 BE. C3 revision and AFAIK it has a higher successful unlock rate.
 
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Alright everyone I get the message tongue.gif

960t here I come!!!!
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