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What Processor for my build?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Here's my build. I was originally going to go for the AMD Phenom II x2 555 but then some one mentioned to me that i should go for the AMD Athlon II x4 640.



Which one should i choose?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
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Coolermaster Elite 430 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
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Coolermaster Elite 430 
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post #2 of 21
I do not recommend anything higher than 95W for a 3+1 power phase - and even then the max official rating is 95W anyway. So no Phenom II unlocking. Just go with the Athlon II.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
No idea what any of that means =/ New to the computer game.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
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post #4 of 21
I would go for the x4 because its quad core and you would get better FPS in games, nice to see you're running Windows XP. Good man!
    
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Intel ATOM N450 @ 1.66Ghz <unknown> Intel GMA3150 256mb 2GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB 5,400RPM 2.5" Windows XP Professional SP3 LED (Non-gloss) 1024x600 intergrated 
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6 cell battery Samsung Wireless mouse 3000 / touchpad anything 
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Intel ATOM N450 @ 1.66Ghz <unknown> Intel GMA3150 256mb 2GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB 5,400RPM 2.5" Windows XP Professional SP3 LED (Non-gloss) 1024x600 intergrated 
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6 cell battery Samsung Wireless mouse 3000 / touchpad anything 
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post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Erm how you know im running Windows XP? Also thats why i went for the Quad core, better quality when gaming.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
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First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
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post #6 of 21
That little nforce board is pretty poor for overclocking, so don't. You need something with more power to it to push either of those chips.
If you really want to get into overclocking, then you want a board like http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172846 to cope with the power draw.
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 MSI B350 Gaming Plus Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE2 OC 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LED, PC4-24... 
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256GB Samsung PM961 Polaris M.2 NVMe  1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 3.5" HDD, SATA III  Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 64 
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Unicomp Model M 650W EVGA SuperNOVA G1, 80PLUS Gold, Full Modular Kolink Luminosity Cooler Master Reaper Aluminium 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung PM961 Polaris M.2 NVMe  1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 3.5" HDD, SATA III  Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 64 
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Unicomp Model M 650W EVGA SuperNOVA G1, 80PLUS Gold, Full Modular Kolink Luminosity Cooler Master Reaper Aluminium 
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post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
I wont be OverClocking. Never done it and dont intend to on my first build. Maybe when i begin to understand more about computers and the components then i will give it ago.
First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
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First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
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post #8 of 21
That's fine, but try and find a better board such as a low-cost AMD 760G chipset or 785G/880G chipset from Gigabyte or ASUS. Or, as recommended, go with the M4A79XTD EVO; at 77 pounds including VAT it is a good deal.
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
Im on a tight budget, a Mobo of 77 pounds would put me well over 500 which im not going to do. That Mobo should do for now as i plan to upgrade within the next few months.
First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
  hide details  
Reply
First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
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post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
What about this board?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/220150
First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
  hide details  
Reply
First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
  hide details  
Reply
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