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ok just got my new crosshair formula in and need a cpu for it. Should i go with a phenom x4 970 or a phenom x6 1055t? They are within $5 or so. really only game/surf web. no video encoding or anything like that.
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I'm in the same boat atm Blue. I have everything except the cpu atm lol. Tonight I decide one way or another. Ordering tonight so hopefully some one comes in here and persuades us one way or another. =)
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post #3 of 16
Either get the 955 or the 1055t. The 970 is a waste of money if your going to oc.

To be honest, I would get the 1055t, it is better for future proofing your rig, and eventually games will start taking advantage of 6 cores.
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1055t.
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1055t
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post #6 of 16
with the Crosshair IV I'd go with the six core just because its the best AM3 board made and it should have a CPU that matches the potential. Just my opinion
Ether way that's a fun board to play with
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post

To be honest, I would get the 1055t, it is better for future proofing your rig, and eventually games will start taking advantage of 6 cores.
True, but by then it will be socket AM15++++ and LGA 1111155555566666, I'd say a 955 will do you fine and dandy
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post #8 of 16
1055 and oc it to 4.0 GhZ
For $5 more what do you have to lose really?
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Originally Posted by AK-47 View Post
1055 and oc it to 4.0 GhZ
For $5 more what do you have to lose really?
sound advice.
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post #10 of 16
It doesn't matter if programs fully utilise 6 cores at once. Anyone whos owned a Thuban will tell you how good it is at multitasking, and general usage is so smooth, everything just works, quickly and efficiently with a Thuban. I also have an Athlon II X2 250, you want to install a small program? The difference is astounding, the Thuban will install it in seconds, the Athlon will think about for a while, then start doing it, then if your lucky it will actually complete the task! LOL
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