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I'm doing a budget AM3+ build for a friends gaming rig, likely with a "GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P". She only plays MMO type games mostly, so the idea is to get her in to the AM3+ platform staying in budget by using the cheapest CPU possible for now, leaving room to get an FX chip later on.

CPU should be compatible with 1600 ram, as I want to be ready for newer cpu's (under-clocking ram for now if fine) as long is it causes no compatibility issues.

So whats the cheapest CPU I can get by with without any compatibility issues? The AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE looks like a great option though the Egg is out of stock, and its a little higher than I want to spend.
Edited by pshootr - 9/1/13 at 4:37am
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post #2 of 5
Id get a different mobo then that gigabyte.

Gigabyte 970s and 990 based boards have issue where the VRMs would literally fry.

I had one that caught fire, go figure.
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Not with UD5 and UD7. they have super nice VRM and NB heatsinks.
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Not with UD5 and UD7. they have super nice VRM and NB heatsinks.
The new revisions yes, but older revision have VRM dying due to this flaw
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UD5 and UD7 are are not for budget builds :/, and the DP3 looks like it has a decent HS on the VRM. And I was really asking about the Cpu anyways smile.gif
Edited by pshootr - 8/31/13 at 3:20pm
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