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I think you should get at least a x3 or x4. Wouldn't really be worth spending the money if you already have a rig that can basically do what that one does.
Well the whole reason for going with that CPU is basically its the cheapest AM2+ cpu. Id like to get the phenom II but theyre almost $300 for the 3.0 ghz one. I figure Id get that one OC the bejesus out of it and run it until the PhenomII's dropped in price a little. Or until I sell some of my 939 stuff, and of course Id give you guys first dibs
Mind you that build already costs $1175. I think if I added another $200 to it my wife would . Then Id have to .

Maybe, I should just get the PhenomII
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PHII is $270 delivered in the for sale section!
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PHII is $270 delivered in the for sale section!
But you can get a new one for that though. On the egg they had em for $275+ shipping. I'd always rather buy new than used
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Just get the 2.8 for 235 free shipping and OC it 200mhz lol. It'll already be faster at 2.8 than your CPU at 3.0ghz b/c it's got more cache. And the fact that it's a quad core will already give it an advantage.
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Just get the 2.8 for 235 free shipping and OC it 200mhz lol. It'll already be faster at 2.8 than your CPU at 3.0ghz b/c it's got more cache. And the fact that it's a quad core will already give it an advantage.
If it was up to me I'd get the X4 940. The unlocked multiplier is worth the extra $40 in my opinion.
 
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Phenom II is very exciting, but an almost immutable "rule" when it comes to chips is that the first steppings are almost never as good as later steppings eventually become. Not only that, but they'll also come down in price. Being a cheapo bastige like me, that's ALWAYS a great thing.

Translation: Curb your enthusiasm for now and wait for later revisions if your intention is to overclock your chip; you'll likely get far better results.
    
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I want to join!

Here is my latest OC. Note, no options for HTT in BIOS. Fail.

That's my X2.

Here is my old CPU.
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Sum Sim!
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Phenom II is very exciting, but an almost immutable "rule" when it comes to chips is that the first steppings are almost never as good as later steppings eventually become. Not only that, but they'll also come down in price. Being a cheapo bastige like me, that's ALWAYS a great thing.

Translation: Curb your enthusiasm for now and wait for later revisions if your intention is to overclock your chip; you'll likely get far better results.
Yet another reason to wait That and I wont feel bad if I fry a $58 CPU
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Exactly. Overclocking is fun, but you'd totally lose the rush if you fried something that nice.

The way I see it is, so long as I can keep up with most of the latest games' requirements and be at least mostly satisfied.. Then that works for me. I can play Left 4 Dead, so I'm happy. ... But I could use a bit more juice out of my opty. Currently at 2.61GHz, according to XP's System Properties window.
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