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Still trying to find a friend a great bang for the buck upgrade. How will this combo do for him

AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz Six Core Socket AM3 ...
SKU: 200873

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Socket AM3+ 760G mATX AMD Mo...


The mobo is only 10$, and it's 128$ together. Seems like a great deal, and I'm sure it would have to be a major upgrade over his old dual core intel, and mobo that only handles ddr2 800 mhz ram. Like I've said in another post though, I know next to nothing about AMD.

Also will that MOBO work with 800 mhz DDR2 ram, or would he have to buy new RAM right off the bat.
Edited by bevo - 4/24/12 at 6:48pm
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cpu looks good but the mobo will not make it shine. are there any other mobo (bundle)?

prolly if you can help your friend oc the cpu a bit. not too crazy because the mobo is not meant for it.
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There are some other MOBOs, but that one is free. I think it's the only way i can get him to upgrade his system. There's no way he's going to let me OC anything either. Is this a CPU that needs it, or will it be fine for gaming. He'll be using a 6770 with it.

Are there better CPU mobo combos for 128$ out there?
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There are some other MOBOs, but that one is free. I think it's the only way i can get him to upgrade his system. There's no way he's going to let me OC anything either. Is this a CPU that needs it, or will it be fine for gaming. He'll be using a 6770 with it.
Are there better CPU mobo combos for 128$ out there?

for sure it will be fine. no, that mobo is AM3+ and it uses ddr3.

look here . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128504
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That's a pretty good deal and a pretty big upgrade. For gaming, the next step up would be an i3 with an h61 mobo.... but the Phenom II x6 is overall a much better processor... and for cheaper...

If he needs to skimp on RAM costs he can get 1 4gb stick (if considering future upgrade) or a 2x2gb combo for $20 or so.
    
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Would either of these be a better CPU for gaming then the phenom, FX 6100 Black Edition 3.3GHz Six-Core Socket or the FX 4100 3.6 ghz ? The 4100 is actually 10 $ cheaper, and the 6100 is 20$ more. Both come with the same free mobo.
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post #7 of 13
No. Phenom IIs generally perform better than Bulldozers in gaming.

Edit: Regarding the below & to clarify for the OP. Gaming doesn't use more than 4 cores, so a Phenom II x4 should perform the same as a Phenom II x6... for gaming.
Edited by MisterFred - 4/25/12 at 8:33am
    
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Id go with the PH II 960T and the M5A97 90.00 for the cpu and the mobo free thats leves room to get good ram a a good gpu
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Is the X6 1045 not much better then the 960T? I just looked and the 960T is out of stock.
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