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hello guys
i have a macbook right now.
since summer is coming, im planing to build my first pc computer to play games and for university use [im a junior]
im still considering between AMD and intel.
like the fry's AMD x6 1055 combo seems pretty good for me.

AMD Phenom™ II X6 1055T & BioStar TA890GXB HD Motherboard
Bundle Combo with 15$ rebate i guess $244.99

and intel i7 930 is for 199$ seems a good deal too.
i dont know what kind of CPUs i really need, and im also interested in overclocking my new computer if possible. any suggestions?

i use my computer to play online games like dota, might be some other old school games , and watch HD movies, blu ray if it is possible. and i want to use my computer for programming when im in university. and huge storage hopefully cuz i love downloading stuff.

ppl any advices???

*sorry for bad english* thank you
Edited by Pericfang - 6/9/10 at 10:53am
post #2 of 8
I recommend a AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition and a mobo that has ACC so you can have a pretty good chance to Unlock the 2 other cores.

Even if you cant unlock you will have a beast of a CPU that can almost for sure do 4Ghz. for $100, can't beat that.
For your use I don't see you utilizing the 6 cores at all, and in my mind would be a waste of money, especially for a fellow college student.

Edit: and don't apologize for your English it is really good. A lot better then a lot of Americans on this forum. LOL
post #3 of 8
Well, I do suggest you look at the Phenom processors. They are excellent chips for the price and the computer world is very "get what you pay for". The more you pay for an Intel chip will result in greater performances, but for the money a Phenom is hard to beat. I also recommend that you set aside some money for an excellent video card as you will need it to play some of the games you want to play. Dont go cheap with your video card if you really want a good build. Also, keep in mind that a power supply like a Corsair or a PC Power and Cooling unit will give you the power you need and both brands are known for quality products in the realm of PSUs. For storage purposes, set aside about $200 and get yourself a couple of 1.5 TB internal drives and RAID your drives for redundancy since you will be programming you will want some data redundancy should something happen while you are working.
post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Dan17z View Post
I recommend a AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition and a mobo that has ACC so you can have a pretty good chance to Unlock the 2 other cores.

Even if you cant unlock you will have a beast of a CPU that can almost for sure do 4Ghz. for $100, can't beat that.
For your use I don't see you utilizing the 6 cores at all, and in my mind would be a waste of money, especially for a fellow college student.

Edit: and don't apologize for your English it is really good. A lot better then a lot of Americans on this forum. LOL
can u also give me some suggestions which mobo should i buy?? like which brand is good for overclocking. and what kind of CPU cooler do i need to use ??? thank you
post #5 of 8
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AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision Model HDZ555WFGMBOX


how about this mobo.
cuz i google it and i found out some mobo may not be able to unlock the 2 more cores. is this one ok??

JetWay JHA08-D-LF AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
i also find those mobos
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Edited by Pericfang - 6/9/10 at 3:25pm
post #6 of 8
For a CPU an i7 920/930 or phenom II X4 955/965 should do. For a motherboard on the intel platform, the asus usb3 sata6 motherboard or the evga ftw3 are good choices. I'm not sure of motherboards for an AMD platform. For memory g.skill and corsair are top notch. The gpu depends on what games you are playing and at what resolution you are playing them at. A good all around gpu is an overclocked 5850. For a case, pretty much what ever looks good to you. The antec 1200 and cm haf 932/922 are good choices. For a power supply a 850 or 1000 watt will be plenty for future upgrades. Corsair, Seasonic, and Antec are very relieable power supplies. For blu-ray drives pretty much anyone with good read/write speeds. Some good companies are LG, Samsung, and Lite-On. For a hard drive Western Digital blacks are great. Depending on how much data you need to store, 3 640gb WD blacks in raid 5 should give you backed up data plus speed. Hope this helps.
    
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
For a CPU an i7 920/930 or phenom II X4 955/965 should do. For a motherboard on the intel platform, the asus usb3 sata6 motherboard or the evga ftw3 are good choices. I'm not sure of motherboards for an AMD platform. For memory g.skill and corsair are top notch. The gpu depends on what games you are playing and at what resolution you are playing them at. A good all around gpu is an overclocked 5850. For a case, pretty much what ever looks good to you. The antec 1200 and cm haf 932/922 are good choices. For a power supply a 850 or 1000 watt will be plenty for future upgrades. Corsair, Seasonic, and Antec are very relieable power supplies. For blu-ray drives pretty much anyone with good read/write speeds. Some good companies are LG, Samsung, and Lite-On. For a hard drive Western Digital blacks are great. Depending on how much data you need to store, 3 640gb WD blacks in raid 5 should give you backed up data plus speed. Hope this helps.
thanks for ur suggestions. but i think i dont neeed i7 or 6 core CPU.
im deciding to buy AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition and unlock it, what mobo do u think i need??? for better unlock and oc. and what CPU cooler do u recommend ??
post #8 of 8
Just my .02 cents. Assume you are buying a dual core. If you are able to unlock extra cores that is a bonus. But I have the same chip and it will not unlock. Just an FYI that they all can't do it.
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