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post #1 of 11
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I have 150 to spend at frys electronics what do i upgrade i want to use this as a mid range gaming pc also im using ****ty old mpuse and keyboard should i replace those instead thanls guys.
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post #2 of 11
Get an SSD or maybe a new CPU cooler, or maybe even a whole new CPU. If you wanna take a risk get a X2 555, try to unlock the extra 2 cores and if it doesn't work return, buy the same CPU again(65% chance of it working)
    
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post #3 of 11
Being the thing you interact with the most on your pc, it would make sense to get a keyboard and mouse that you realy like. Not sure if frys sells mechanical keyboards, but I would look into one of those and a nice mouse like a g9x or your choice of razer.
post #4 of 11
If I were u...
I would buy a new cpu...phenomII x4 955 be for $139
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post #5 of 11
are the old phenom 1's am2+ or am3? o.O

I havn't been into the whole tech scene for that long to know But yeah if a phenom II is compatible with your mobo then go for a new CPU if you game since games love more L3 cache. Or an SSD for insane boot times.
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post #6 of 11
An SSD would be a waste of money. Phenom Is were awful, drop some coin on an X2 555/560 and a new mouse (Fry's has Deathadders on sale all the time).
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Is the cpu thing true about65%unlock rate why dont they make them all unlock
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
Get an SSD or maybe a new CPU cooler, or maybe even a whole new CPU. If you wanna take a risk get a X2 555, try to unlock the extra 2 cores and if it doesn't work return, buy the same CPU again(65% chance of it working)
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by robert125381 View Post
Is the cpu thing true about65%unlock rate why dont they make them all unlock
It's the way AMD make's their CPUs. They make bad CPUs with faulty cores in every batch(They make a huge circle of silicon then they etch cores on, then cut the parts with the cores on them out, then they start quality control/boxing) and they have a nifty program to just disable them, but a BIOS feature lets you enable them again. Only 35% of these CPUs unlock because that is the rough estimate of how good AMD's binning process is. It's just the luck of the draw, and if it doesn't unlock, it doesn't unlock.

Anyway, you could do this or just be sure about getting a quad and get an X4 955 for $140.
    
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post #9 of 11
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Ok let me up my budget for $100 cash and 100 frys gift card can i find a good ddr3 cpu mobo for gaming?
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post #10 of 11
So you have $200 in all to spend?

MAYBE if you get lucky with unlocking you can get a TA890FXE, but you'd need an extra $50.00. It's a high end board with awesome OCing and functions. I got mine today, I love it.
    
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AMD FX-8150P GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 Dual 5870s G. Skill 8GB 1600MHZ 7-8-7-24 
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Xigmatek 
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