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post #1 of 6
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Last night I was on my sig rig looking hear at ocn and I heard a loud pop. I took a look at my motherboard and turns out I have about 3 bulging caps. I have been wanting to upgrade for awhile and I just pulled the trigger.

Here they are:

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103649

GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128378

combo deal $255

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231189

Total $325 shipped

Question, will my Zalman 9500 mount on the AM3 socket?
My rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 BE GA-MA790XT-UD4P EVGA 8800GT 512mb 4GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital 640 GB AALS Windows7 64Bit Acer H213H 21.5" (1920x1080) Antec True Power Trio 550W 
Case
Antec P180 
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AMD Phenom II 720 BE GA-MA790XT-UD4P EVGA 8800GT 512mb 4GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital 640 GB AALS Windows7 64Bit Acer H213H 21.5" (1920x1080) Antec True Power Trio 550W 
Case
Antec P180 
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post #2 of 6
very nice.

yes it will fit. am2 and am3 sockets are physically the same, it's the pins that only made the difference.
   
Ivy's Panther
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4ghz 1.35v ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini ZT-P10800H-10P ... Team Dark Pro 2x8GB 3000Mhz 14-14-14-31 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
Hard DriveOS
Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
Mouse PadAudioOther
CoolerMaster Storm Creative SB SupremeFX III Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202+BT4.0 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 4ghz 1.35v ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini ZT-P10800H-10P ... Team Dark Pro 2x8GB 3000Mhz 14-14-14-31 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
Hard DriveOS
Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
Mouse PadAudioOther
CoolerMaster Storm Creative SB SupremeFX III Atheros Killer Wireless-N 1202+BT4.0 
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I was just used to my 939 socket with 1 screw on either side of the socket and it looked like the AM3 had 2 screws on either side.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 BE GA-MA790XT-UD4P EVGA 8800GT 512mb 4GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital 640 GB AALS Windows7 64Bit Acer H213H 21.5" (1920x1080) Antec True Power Trio 550W 
Case
Antec P180 
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My rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 BE GA-MA790XT-UD4P EVGA 8800GT 512mb 4GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital 640 GB AALS Windows7 64Bit Acer H213H 21.5" (1920x1080) Antec True Power Trio 550W 
Case
Antec P180 
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post #4 of 6
oh man ddr3 has gotten really cheap, $60 for 4 gig!
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yeah, thats what I said. I see no reason not going AM3 at this point. At least not for me.
My rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 BE GA-MA790XT-UD4P EVGA 8800GT 512mb 4GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital 640 GB AALS Windows7 64Bit Acer H213H 21.5" (1920x1080) Antec True Power Trio 550W 
Case
Antec P180 
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My rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 720 BE GA-MA790XT-UD4P EVGA 8800GT 512mb 4GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital 640 GB AALS Windows7 64Bit Acer H213H 21.5" (1920x1080) Antec True Power Trio 550W 
Case
Antec P180 
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post #6 of 6
I still don't think there is any need to go AM3 as yet W/ DDR3, but thats a personal choice. I would of suggested the 720BE W/ Biostar TA790GX3-A2+ OR DFI LANPARTY UT 790FX-M2R.
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