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So, I managed to get rid of my 440 X3 and I'm looking into something more powerful now..

Price wise, the 1055T sounds good, the clock is low but i guess it can go up to 3.0 easily..

On the other hand, the 975 is about to come out..


Both are under $200 and a 6core sounds really good, but I'm unsure as to what will be better for the future games to come..
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For the future, the 6 core for sure.
I've used both the 1055T and the 1090T. The 1090T was much easier to overclock, like all black editions. Although we still got the 1055T upto 4.2GHz on chilled water and were bassically limited my the FSB. The 1090T on the other hand was doing 4.3GHz quite easy on normal room temp water and was running in my current board with DDR2 ram.

The big thing holding you back from big clocks like 4GHz on a 1055T would be your cooler, I'd really get a new one if I was you.
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1055T should be good.

you won't really use the last 2 cores all that much in games, but they're there for background processing / av scanning or other stuff should you need them
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For the future, the 6 core for sure.
I've used both the 1055T and the 1090T. The 1090T was much easier to overclock, like all black editions. Although we still got the 1055T upto 4.2GHz on chilled water and were bassically limited my the FSB. The 1090T on the other hand was doing 4.3GHz quite easy on normal room temp water and was running in my current board with DDR2 ram.

The big thing holding you back from big clocks like 4GHz on a 1055T would be your cooler, I'd really get a new one if I was you.
I wasn't even expecting to get it all the way up to 4, that's just great news..

What cooler would you recommend for the 1055, that is not mad expensive off course.. I'm aiming at around 3.4..

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1055T should be good.

you won't really use the last 2 cores all that much in games, but they're there for background processing / av scanning or other stuff should you need them
Yeah, thought about that also, playing, and at the same time streaming to the ps3, IMs, and other programs on the background..
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A nice cheap cooler is the corsair h50, I got it with a 15 dollar rebate from newegg (they run a special on it every couple of months or so). It is a watercooler, fairly easy to install. I am at 4ghz now (using my 1075t, which is similar) it (took like 5 days of tweaking, got it up to 3.8 in one day the final 200mhz was the hardest part). It will go up to 3.4ghz extremely easy though, and the h50 can give you room to of more.
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I wasn't even expecting to get it all the way up to 4, that's just great news..

What cooler would you recommend for the 1055, that is not mad expensive off course.. I'm aiming at around 3.4.
Something like a Prolimatech Megahalems would do the job nice. Also, the H50 as stated below would get you upto 3.4-3.6 for sure. My friend with a 1090T gets 3.8GHz stable with a H50 in push - pull.


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A nice cheap cooler is the corsair h50, I got it with a 15 dollar rebate from newegg (they run a special on it every couple of months or so). It is a watercooler, fairly easy to install. I am at 4ghz now (using my 1075t, which is similar) it (took like 5 days of tweaking, got it up to 3.8 in one day the final 200mhz was the hardest part). It will go up to 3.4ghz extremely easy though, and the h50 can give you room to of more.
Nice to see you hit 4GHz with a H50! I do like the H50's, I miss my old one.
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Appreciate your inputs, I'm now a proud owner of a 1055T.. Will be here in a couple of days or so, and must say I cant wait to start playing with it..

Not enough cash for the extra cooling tho, will go with stock and will see how much I can push it like that or with turbocore for now..
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Appreciate your inputs, I'm now a proud owner of a 1055T.. Will be here in a couple of days or so, and must say I cant wait to start playing with it..

Not enough cash for the extra cooling tho, will go with stock and will see how much I can push it like that or with turbocore for now..
Stock's pretty good on the 6 cores, just abit noisy, should be able to get 3.4GHz.
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