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Ok lets start with, I am sticking with amd for now, yes I know intel blah blah...don't care ok glad we got past that.

I got a great deal on my 790FX-M2R, so here is the thing I am selling my older computers and will have between $190-$220 for the stuff. I have two options as I am building a computer for kids/dvd burning/backup machine. It is complete except for a cpu and psu. The options are:

1. Buy a cheap cpu for backup rig, like a 3600x2 and keep sig rig the same.

2. Take the 5000BE and put it in backup rig, buy a phenom.

3. Buy a cheap used single core am2, and then buy a 3850/3870 and bottleneck the crap out of my 5000BE.

In all senarios I will have to spend $30 of my money on a psu, so that leaves $160-$190 for a phenom which I could swing, that money would also buy a cheap 3870 or a great 3850. At last thought I was going to buy 3x3850's.
post #2 of 8
i think, you should try trading your 5000+ BE for a low end am2 cpu and decent psu and grab your phenom that way
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post #3 of 8
you could sell all of it and get an intel rig... LOL JK. i liked your intro. i would get a phenom
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By old stuff I mean this thread http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...worth-not.html

Also have an old hp worth 25-30 bucks lol.
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now what are you going to be doing with all the rigs if you build them?
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now what are you going to be doing with all the rigs if you build them?
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Ok I have three projects I am thinking about mainly for overclock testing and for folding/sale eventually.

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please exuse me why i go and insert foot into mouth. k thanks LOL. and go back to school to learn to read.
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post #8 of 8
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Yes they are going to fund this upgrade, everyone feels I would be wasting time with them so I figure ditch them all and get this show on the road.
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