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Poll Results: Which CPU? Priorities: coding, gaming, web trolling, photo/video editing

 
  • 36% (4)
    FX 8120
  • 0% (0)
    FX 6100
  • 63% (7)
    965BE & wait for PD
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

what board is that?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1189945/amd-zosma-960t-1600t-1605t-cpu-club/1320
EDIT: if it is this one >>>ASUS M5A97 great. get a good cpu cooler because the 960T might unlock. the one Cannon recommended will be minimum. while in microcenter grab a good thermal paste such as a MX-4. another 120 fan maybe for push/pull config on the cpu cooler. pretty much all these will be standard on all the cpu choices above if you want to oc.
with the 960T, you might not go Piledriver - just my 2cents.gif

Yes, I'm going with the M5A97. But, just so we're clear is there a reason I'd be better off going with the 960 and hoping the cores unlock rather than going with the 1045T from the start? Is it simply the the fact that the multiplier is unlocked? At that price point im not bothered spending the extra $20 between the 960T and 1045T as even I opt for the 1045T im still $45 under the budget I set with the 8120. Thanks guys.
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Yes, I'm going with the M5A97. But, just so we're clear is there a reason I'd be better off going with the 960 and hoping the cores unlock rather than going with the 1045T from the start? Is it simply the the fact that the multiplier is unlocked? At that price point im not bothered spending the extra $20 between the 960T and 1045T as even I opt for the 1045T im still $45 under the budget I set with the 8120. Thanks guys.

for gaming, you just need a quad. the 960T is a very good overclocker. even if it does not unlock, its clocks will compensate for it.
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Yes, I'm going with the M5A97. But, just so we're clear is there a reason I'd be better off going with the 960 and hoping the cores unlock rather than going with the 1045T from the start? Is it simply the the fact that the multiplier is unlocked? At that price point im not bothered spending the extra $20 between the 960T and 1045T as even I opt for the 1045T im still $45 under the budget I set with the 8120. Thanks guys.

The problem with the 1045t is if you are going to be overclocking (thuban usually can hit 4ghz with decent air cooling) you would have to pump your fsb up to nearly 300mhz.... In my experience most boards will not go that high. it will probably max around 260 or so without more northbridge voltage.

So a 960t with the free multiplier and high success rate of unlocking 2 cores would be my choice over the 2.7ghz locked x6.

Besides for gaming even if they don't unlock, a 4.0ghz quad is most likely going to be better then a 3.5ghz x6 (13.5x260)
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post #14 of 22
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Sorry, but I'm still new to this. I'm assuming theres some logic behind the 960T choice but im not sure what it is? I'm guessing its because the 960T has the potential to unlock cores? I'll have to search around some more but in my quick efforts I found the X6 1045T for less... any reason I'd do the 960T over that?
Edit: Wow, I'm an idiot. 965BE is not the 3rd choice but rather the x4 960T. my current plan is to purchase CPU/Motherboard combo from micro center and of the AMD choices and the board I've selected I have:
8120 $205
6100 $184
x6 1045T $164
x4 960T $144

it may be worth noting that the 960t is 124 dollars on newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995
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post #15 of 22
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it may be worth noting that the 960t is 124 dollars on newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995

Those prices I listed included the M5A97 as well, but thanks for the heads up. With the deal from micro center it ends up being $54.99 for the motherboard and $89.99 for the 960T. thumb.gif
post #16 of 22
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Those prices I listed included the M5A97 as well, but thanks for the heads up. With the deal from micro center it ends up being $54.99 for the motherboard and $89.99 for the 960T. thumb.gif

Ah very nice smile.gif
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post #17 of 22
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Well the good news is I made about $50 more on my auction than I was expecting. The bad news is while Im waiting for PayPal to clear my money the 960T is gone. I can get one from newegg but that will run me almost $80 more than micro center with the same board. So...

Options for Plan B -all prices include M5A97 board-
965BE $164
X6 1045T $164
6100 $184
8120 $204

...960t from newegg $219

I'm pretty bummed because the more I read about the 960t the more it really seemed perfect for me and it was the cheapest by $20:mad: Now because I made more money I could shift things around but -going against what I said earlier- at that point feel like I should just not eat for a week and go with the 2500k. I was looking at the hyper 212 so we can go ahead and tack that $30ish on there because I feel like I'm going to need to run these hard to get close to the 960t while gaming. My thought process is that the x6 isn't as oc friendly so it's out, and the bargain of the 960 is gone. Which leaves me with the 6100 and 8120. Is the 6100 going to come close enough to then 960 to justify that purchase? And where does the 965 fit in this new picture? I'm really on the fence about the 8120 because by the time I add the 212 I'm within $10 of the 2500k that I seem to be fighting so hard for some reason... $259 out the door for the 2500k and A P8Z68 ASUS board.

I may have just answered my question... I guess if the 965 or fx isn't going to give me the same bargain factor the 960T did I guess I'll just have to eat rammen for a month and go with the 2500k. Thanks for the help though guys. You're millions of times more helpful than some of the members of other forums I troll around on.
post #18 of 22
humm I just checked New Egg and it says 124.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995
post #19 of 22
this cpu/mobo is 210 dollars and that board is a good over clocking board as its a 8+1 phase board
post #20 of 22
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this cpu/mobo is 210 dollars and that board is a good over clocking board as its a 8+1 phase board

Right but the issue is thats still $60 more than the 960t combo from micro centerI already picked out and still the most expensive of all the other setups that I listed. I was drawn to the 960t because I could get it and the board for $144. If I have to pay $60 more for it the value appeal goes right out the window.
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