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post #21 of 32
All depends on the chip. But there are alot of golden 955's with air records.
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post #22 of 32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

the asus board you listed is only AM3.
Get the AM3+ version, its actually cheaper smile.gif
so you have an upgrade option to FX 8 cores in the future.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131733

That board is just on Craigstlist for 80 bucks lol thats why its up there...
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post #23 of 32
i would still spend the extra $40 on the board edalbkrad posted.
if you decide to upgrade to bd later, you wont have to buy a new board. otherwise youre limited to an x6 or if youre lucky, a 960t
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post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by Whiskerz View Post

That CPU generally doesn't OC very far, I believe the Phenom II X4 960s do, and they are one model up from that CPU.
If you dont wanna OC and are happy with the clocks, they sure, if you are on a budget.

well you dont knwo what you talking about man how far can you push ur yah right only to 4.4 yah i can get mine the same place maybe lil more volts but dont go saying **** you dont know about man
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JUMP on that mobo :lachen.gif: it'll do whatever you want it to..thumbsupsmiley.png 955 for $80...eh..i sold my 965 on here for $65.....never could get past 3.9 with the 955 i had...sold it for $60 on CL..lachen.gif:.i'd shop moar..on that..i saw one for $75..very recently..a new 960t is $124... wink.gif

if overclocking is not a factor..i'd get the board in my sig rig ($50) and an i3 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078 ($124)

or...even this would be a good gamer.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116397 ($90)

that IS a really good mobo for AMD...
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post #26 of 32
I'll have to agree with this. Spend a little extra on an AM3+ board. Even if it's not the best motherboard, as long as it's AM3+, it'll keep your options open for future upgrade.
post #27 of 32
Get it, nice combo wink.gif
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post #28 of 32
you got yourself a deal!! The vapor x edition will let you unlock the voltage!! just like the hawk edition cards from msi will both let you do that.
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post #29 of 32
get that combo and overclock away those who say the 955 doesnt overclock well needs to visit the 9x5 oc'ers club those guys do some crazy stuff with those 955's. My wife has a 955 a nd cf'ed 5770's and she loves it nice little build for her
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post #30 of 32
Quote:
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you got yourself a deal!! The vapor x edition will let you unlock the voltage!! just like the hawk edition cards from msi will both let you do that.

vapor-x's dont have unlocked voltage. they just clock really well on the core.
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