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MSI 870-G45...should I on a tight budget?

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So guys here is my problem, my sig rig board and processor has died and i need to get a good cheap alternative, i'm not from the states so my options are limitied (although i can order).

I can get my hands on the 870-g45 board for 500TT which is about 65US is that a good board or should i go to another one my budget is about 200US or 1200TT i also thought that i would buy the phenom 2 x2 550 or the 555, does this sound like a good plan or is it flawed?
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If that's your only option in your country, get it. I know what is to have limited choices. But, get some VRM heatsinks if you want to overclock. If you don't ght them and you overckocl you can fry your board.
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If that's your only option in your country, get it. I know what is to have limited choices. But, get some VRM heatsinks if you want to overclock. If you don't ght them and you overckocl you can fry your board.

He will be fine ocing any dual core on the mobo without VRM coolers. If he planning on trying to unlock the extra cores then yes he will needs VRM coolers.
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thanks guys..i dont know if i will be unlocking the chip perminantly i may just check to see if the cores and how many can be unlocked so i can always unlock it later on if i need the extra power. Mostly i will be overclocking the chip...i bought the hyper 212+ aswell
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