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post #11 of 30
Ok, just asking since the new SB is coming out soon. Mine was budget also until I can get enough for the SB then it's back to the good side
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You could try 4GB DDR3-1333 or even 2GB. I think there's hardly any difference between 1333 and 2000 ram except for some pro apps.
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Wouldn't 1600 mhz give me more headroom when it comes to overclocking?
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Wouldn't 1600 mhz give me more headroom when it comes to overclocking?
yes it would. Also you should get a phenom II as stated before it overclocks better.
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phenom II x2 550 -555 BE rocks
    
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post #16 of 30
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My first thought was to grab myself a X2 555. It's basicly a gutted Deneb with a decent chance of unlocking.

I'm really torn between a X3 450 and a X2 555. For gaming the 555 would be better.
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post #17 of 30
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Just switched the X3 450 for a X2 555be. Main reason is the lack of overclocking room on the Rana X3's. Had a 3 435 before wich i sold and i found it to be a bitdissapointing. Wouldn't go over 3.4 Ghz no matter what.
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post #18 of 30
AMD is really the only option to get a decent rig for 200 Euros. I managed to build my mom a complete Celeron build from a Newegg bundle for $200... but sheesh, does it suck.
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Thing is, I had a X3 rig prior to this, sold it along with my 4850 vaporX. Used a HP C2D desktop as temporary gaming rig for my sons (they run a gmod server) but it just lacks power. I could upgrade it but then again i would have to spend money on a new mobo+memory and it would still be a E 6550.

So my plan was to grab myself a decent budget AMD build, see if the cpu would unlock, if so use it as my primary rig along with my 4870. If it doesn't unlock no harm done because i will use it as my secondary gaming rig along with my 4850.
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For now i'm settling on switching to the X2 555. Keeping the 1600 memory for overclocking room.

Proper thanks have been handed out to those who were helpfull
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