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did your friend say overclocking is bad also? Your friend sounds like he works at bestbuy.
lol omg!
post #12 of 22
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lol well the friend who said u cant use nvidia with an AMD cpu is idk... But the guy who said the 560 isnt that good builds a lot of comps. Then again hes used to high end products so..


I know unlocking a 555 is luck thats why im debating on getting the 925 and just sucking up the price.. (I am getting more hours at work since im on winter break so).

edit: forgot to mention that i do want a ddr3 mobo.


edit 2: Thanks dixson for the link but I think I might try to find a better cpu/mobo combo. 250 (i think it was) seems a lot for a mobo and cpu. I was thinking of getting this combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.562860 but after reading the reviews the graphics card doesnt seem that great and i dont want to take a gamble... Do you guys think i should get a 450 fermi?? Or should i go a little lower ?
Edited by vampy - 12/26/10 at 4:40pm
post #13 of 22
Not necessary true - The 555 sometimes unlocks and sometimes don't. It depends upon the chip. Like most dual cores some will and some wont. I have puchase a few 555 that dont unlock and few that do. Lately they have not been unlocking.

If you want a better buy I would go with a 545 OEM from Newegg at 75 less 15 gift certificate and end up at 60 and a 945 if it unlocks. These OEM 545 have been unlocking easily but it is still luck of the draw.

As was said eariler if he definitely wants a quad he should buy a quad. An inexpensive AMD quad (955 OEM) can be picked up at ewiz for 126 (131 less 5).

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def go with the 555, cheap price and they unlock easy with the right mobo.
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HD 5830 is an ok card. I nephew is running an XFX HD5830 and it works just fine at 1680x1050 res.
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u said it depends on the mobo. What would you recommend on getting?? Is there a mobo type that can ensure 100% luck in unlocking??? What should i look for if i want to unlock cores?
post #16 of 22
vampy, listen to these guys. there is no guarantee they will unlock. always assume it is a dual core. that is what you are buying. if you want a quad core, buy a quad core. im sure you will be highly disappointed if it doesnt unlock. then you will be wishing you had bought the quad.
seriously, you have ram and a case. 560 is a lot to spend on a cpu, mobo and psu with a graphics card.
what are you planning on doing with your new rig ? that would go a lot further in deciding what to buy with your hard earned money.
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well my graphics card i think may be dying. For example, when i minimize say from CSS it minimizes... but there are like lines through my monitor that are gray and kinda of like a lot of little dashes (hard to explain). My monitor then goes black and say its going into power save mode or w/e and if i dont keep clicking my mouse (while this is all happening) then my comp will stay like that and i wont be able to bring it up from "sleep mode"

That being said...like i said i want a decent rig that can run the games now and games in the future. I am waiting for a few games to come out and 1 in particular an mmorpg. I dont need a rig that can run crysis on super high settings with 500 fps (know this cant happen rly). So, thats pretty much why i am buying parts for a new rig.


My friend said that a dual core is fine because if im not doing heavy applications or picture editing or w/e then i dont really need a quad core. He said i wont really notice a big difference. So he told me to get a 555 and if i wanted a quad in the future then to try and unlock.


Hope this helps
post #18 of 22
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition =$145 + free shipping
guaranteed quad . 3.2Ghz and overclockable
GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H = $100 + free shipping
2 pciex16 board. ask someone else about a better board.
SILVERSTONE OP800 800W + $100 + $11 shipping. yeah ow.
top tier power supply with plenty of single rail power.
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1367-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) $170 + free shipping
excellent nvidia card. i would buy an amd gfx but, meh, it isnt for me.

this $526 shipped and as far as i know and a few others will tell you, this will rock.

remember, you can save money someplace and spend it somewhere else.
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post #19 of 22
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i actually just realized my mistake lollll i meant i wanted to spend about 500 in total (with 100 already spent on ram and case that leaves me 400 ><)
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well my graphics card i think may be dying. For example, when i minimize say from CSS it minimizes... but there are like lines through my monitor that are gray and kinda of like a lot of little dashes (hard to explain). My monitor then goes black and say its going into power save mode or w/e and if i dont keep clicking my mouse (while this is all happening) then my comp will stay like that and i wont be able to bring it up from "sleep mode"

That being said...like i said i want a decent rig that can run the games now and games in the future. I am waiting for a few games to come out and 1 in particular an mmorpg. I dont need a rig that can run crysis on super high settings with 500 fps (know this cant happen rly). So, thats pretty much why i am buying parts for a new rig.


My friend said that a dual core is fine because if im not doing heavy applications or picture editing or w/e then i dont really need a quad core. He said i wont really notice a big difference. So he told me to get a 555 and if i wanted a quad in the future then to try and unlock.


Hope this helps
From the things I've seen your friend say in the previous posts I would disregard pretty much anything he says. If you want a quad buy a quad. You have a 50/50 chance at unlocking and its better to buy the quad now than buy the 555, have it not unlock and be disappointed.
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