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hey Guys

Im still building my PC and I want your opinion on what CPU i should buy.... I can get a AMD phenom ii x4 945 for $105 or would it be better getting a AMD FX Black Edittion X6 for $140, im running a ASUS Sabertooth 990FX with 8GB of ram and when i get the CPU i will also buy a corsair H80 liquid cooling system....

Thanx Guys smile.gif
post #12382 of 15204
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Originally Posted by Joel18 View Post

hey Guys
Im still building my PC and I want your opinion on what CPU i should buy.... I can get a AMD phenom ii x4 945 for $105 or would it be better getting a AMD FX Black Edittion X6 for $140, im running a ASUS Sabertooth 990FX with 8GB of ram and when i get the CPU i will also buy a corsair H80 liquid cooling system....
Thanx Guys smile.gif

The Phenom II is a much better chip IMHO, if you can find a 960T I would recommend that over the others, as about 65% of them unlock to a 1090/1100T equivilant (unlocks to 6 real cores). The cores on the FX CPUSs are different, as the X6 runs more like a triple core with hyperthreading.
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I want everyone to know, EVERYBODY that has ever done a mod to their Phantom has been an inspiration for my build, and the little things have helped me to sit and think about "what are the pros and cons of each persons build, and what can I do to avoid the cons." I may be scoring a job here soon, so with that I'll have money for a better build, possibly newer motherboard, water loop, processor, and other goodiesthumb.gif So keep an eye out for mine, may finally be able to go crazy as this job will have me working long hours and have more money than time to spend it.

    
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WHAT A BAWSSSSSSSSS (Click to show)
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This looks amazing.
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post #12386 of 15204
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@nekym78, external rad?
post #12387 of 15204
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Any of you guys ever hear a popping sound in your case every now and then?

Mine makes a strange clicking sound. I can't tell where it is coming from.

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post #12388 of 15204
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@nekym78, external rad?
Yes biggrin.gif450700450
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Sweet nek, that baby looks sick!
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post #12390 of 15204
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Yes biggrin.gif450700450

Wow that's a gigantic badass radiator!thumb.gif
Does the fans inside have leds?
I bet it would look badass especially in the dark when you switch it ON biggrin.gif
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