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I am looking to buy a new (for me) socket AM3 CPU. In the 100-150 dollar range.

It will be paired with a MSI NF980-G65 motherboard. I was considering a 1045T which is only 110 after rebate. But I thought I'd get a second opinion from you guys. The system will mainly be used for general stuff, plus medium amount of gaming.

So... Thoughts?

EDIT: Just thought I would throw in, I'm from America. So Newegg, Tigerdirect, Amazon, etc. I could also drive a 1 1/2 hour's to a Fry's if it's worth it.
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960T!

Quad-core with the potential to unlock to hex, and/or Overclocking. Has Thuban mem controler, and only a 95w TDP.

Comes with a not-so-great cooler though, so if you have a nice one sitting around, that would be a good thing.
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Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

960T!
Quad-core with the potential to unlock to hex, and/or Overclocking. Has Thuban mem controler, and only a 95w TDP.
Comes with a not-so-great cooler though, so if you have a nice one sitting around, that would be a good thing.

You would take that over a 1045T for 110? The only reason i see is because of the higher clock speed. Which could be fixed after a slight overclock. So am I missing something?
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Originally Posted by rrims View Post

You would take that over a 1045T for 110? The only reason i see is because of the higher clock speed. Which could be fixed after a slight overclock. So am I missing something?

The 1045T has a locked multiplier, OCing will be a pain.
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The 1045T has a locked multiplier, OCing will be a pain.
Oh alright. Then I will probably get the 960 then. I didn't know about the locked multiplier. Thanks
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Oh alright. Then I will probably get the 960 then. I didn't know about the locked multiplier. Thanks

960T*. Normally i wouldn't make this a big deal, but there is a Phenom II x4 960BE as well, and that isn't the one you want.
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960T biggrin.gif You won't regret it! :yessir.gif:
 
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