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I am throwing together a PC for a buddy so he can play some PC games with me. He currently has an emachine with maybe a dual core and an 8800GT. I currently have an Athlong64 x2 6400+ and SLi 8800 GTS 640 I am hooking him up with. Not going extreme, maybe some SW:TOR and some WoW. I am looking into getting a used Phenom AM2+ but I really want to get a Black Edition. I have an M2N SLI board to pair the CPU with. I can get a Black Edition x3 8750 or an x4 9850. I'm not too familiar with the original phenom series, but I am wondering if the x4 9850 came in both Black Edition and regular chips. None of the ebay postings specify, but every google search brings up closed Newegg products with Black Edition.

I can get a rediculously good deal on the X3, and I have heard that people have apparently unlocked a 4th core? I don't expect, nor would I plan to do so, on an M2N board, but I am wondering if that would be powerful enough to feed the SLi cards and run WoW/SW on decent settings. Or should I get the x4?

Thanks in advance.
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AMD Ryzen 1800x 4.00GHz @ 1.4v ASRock AB350 Pro4 EVGA 980ti Classified G.Skill 16GB DDR4 3200MHz (Only stable at 2400M... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Chronos 120GB SSD { OS + Benchmarks } Seagate 1.5TB HDD { Music + Movies } Asus OEM CD/DVD R/W XSPC RX240 + XSPC RX 360 + Raystorm CPU block +... 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 64bit Asus PG278Q ASUS VG248QE Logitech G710s 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair HX1050W Corsair Obsidian Series 900D Logitech G502 Proteus Core  Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Profess... 
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RAZER BlackShark Circumaural Expert 2.0 Gaming ... 
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