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Newbie here, trying to consolidate a lightly used desktop and my home file/media/web server into a single box. Since I have plenty of DDR2 RAM on hand, I was planning to build something soon along the lines of:

AMD X6 2.8ghz.
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Along with 8gb DDR2 memory 4x2gb

4 1tb to 2tb green drives.
and 1 7200rpm OS 1tb drive.


Any alternatives to consider?

I saw some early problems with sub-par linux performance on the X6, is that still an issue? I'm a multi-core junkie and want a 6 core system, lots of the file/media related software is multi-threaded.
post #2 of 10
you could prob get away with an AM2+ x4 processor (9750, or anything along those lines) with the ddr2 memory. Might save some money taking the x4 route but if you want x6 then go for it. I remember tigerdirect was selling the x4 AM2+ socket chips foir very cheap.
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post #3 of 10
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I'm not too worried about the price diff between the x4s and x6.

Was mostly concerned that the Linux kernel plays nicely with the x6 now.

I'll also probably wait a couple weeks for a price update too. Expecting CES announcements to drive prices down.
post #4 of 10
I have a 785GM-US2H with an Athlon II x2; with an x6 it wouldn't be very acceptable due to the 4+1 unheatsinked power phase. You should try a different board such as the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO with heatsinked 8+2 power phase for any x6 processor (they're very heavy on the power phase/VRMs and there's a fire risk associated with underpowered/unheatsinked power phase and the x6).
post #5 of 10
I agree on an x6 requiring more power but I don't think it's necessary if you're not going to OC. You can never go wrong with an Asus though.
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Yeah, Gigabyte power phases are actually among the higher quality. As long as you're using the stock cooler which blows onto the mosfets and not overclocking you should be at least fine.
post #7 of 10
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Thanks, no plans to overclock and I'll stick with the stock cooler.
I'd assume common sense says the 2.8ghz runs cooler than the 3.2?
post #8 of 10
It at least probably does. Since you're going to be running at stock, perhaps you should experiment with some undervolting to lessen the load on the mosfets and cooler
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
they're very heavy on the power phase/VRMs and there's a fire risk associated with underpowered/unheatsinked power phase and the x6
don't want to start a new thread, just wanted to ask, should I be worried/cautious about OCing on my mobo (8+1 I believe)
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post #10 of 10
An 8+1 or 8+2 power phase is safer for 125W overclocking, however seeing as you use a tower cooler and no mosfet cooling I would still consider it on the risky side. See if you can get some mosfet heatsinks to add if you will be overclocking heavily (i.e. 4Ghz with massive voltage increases).
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