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Well my 955 BE recently passed away (well not sure if CPU or Mobo yet but 75% sure is CPU) and I'm in need of a new CPU. Not interested in BD at all and the new CPU will go into my sig rig. I'm stuck between a 960T at MC for 100usd or a 1045T at MC for 110usd. Haven't gone there yet so I have no idea if they will have any 1090T's or something. Any other suggestions would be nice to. I just need a AM3 CPU to stick on this mobo biggrin.gif
post #2 of 20
Unless you absolutly need the 6 cores of the x6 i would suggest the 960t nice porcessor with a chance to unlock to a x6 for a good price. The 960ts seem to overclock better also than the x4s. I wouldnt count out old bulldozer if you have a microcenter near you. A friend just got a FX 8120 and a new mother board for 180 dollars. The FX also gets you ready for piledriver when it is released.
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post #3 of 20
well, he already has an AM3+ board, so how would a bulldozer CPU get him 'more ready' for piledriver?

960t is good, couldn't unlock mine, and I don't really have a good overclocking board to tell you its maximum, but the processor is cooler than Deneb processors. also, i haven't tried an x6 so don't know if it is worth it.
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post #4 of 20
960T should be good unless you have or plan on using any application / game using more than 4 threads.
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post #5 of 20
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I do a lot of video editing and rendering, use photoshop almost on the daily basis. Would the x6 make a big difference over the x4?
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I think it should do.
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post #7 of 20
go for 1055T at least
post #8 of 20
I vote for 960T ..even if it doesn't unlock..still moar fun! :thumb.gif:
probably run cooler,too.
I leave mine locked all the time ph34r-smiley.gif
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Originally Posted by Zeek View Post

I do a lot of video editing and rendering, use photoshop almost on the daily basis. Would the x6 make a big difference over the x4?

^In light of that..I suppose you should go with a true 6-core..but that 960 might unlock perfectly..and is BE ..up to you..It's still 4 cores..
and clocks higher..
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post #9 of 20
get FX 8120 you will OC it 4.7GHz with great performance thumb.gif patched Of course
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I don't think that with my 20C ambient and 212+ cooler I will be able to get it to 4.7ghz lol. Gonna go on Saturday and hopefully they have some good stuff in stock smile.gif
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