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Yes mate, I've seen your review and it couldn't be any greater!

Though now I'm in between a Phenom 720 and 940.. 720 will be the ultimate choice, if it's 4. core will be unlocked, but it is a gamble..

There is some financial difference so I cannot decide which one to buy. Every saved penny is kinda worthy right now for me, as I've spent almost all my money.
    
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Get a 955 instead of 940.
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Originally Posted by tersagun View Post
Yes mate, I've seen your review and it couldn't be any greater!

Though now I'm in between a Phenom 720 and 940.. 720 will be the ultimate choice, if it's 4. core will be unlocked, but it is a gamble..

There is some financial difference so I cannot decide which one to buy. Every saved penny is kinda worthy right now for me, as I've spent almost all my money.
I would actually suggest the 720BE over the 940. Even if it doesn't unlock. I had one for a while and had it for a good week or two to play with. I got it to about a 3.6GHz OC. I didn't get any hard numbers with it, but the only thing it really did a lot worse in was Vantage and 3DMark06...which shouldn't matter to you. All games, though, ran pretty much the same.

The only thing to remember though is that games are starting to be optimized for quads, so it may just be smarter to opt for a quad. The other option is that you could look in the FS section for a known unlocking 720BE and save money on it at the same time.

Also, as said above, I would go with a 965 or 955 instead of a 940. Better OC, and AM3.
 
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