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Just be sure you're running on a 6+2/8+1/8+2 power phase with good cooling. This is a must for any 125W x6.
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Yes I do have two rigs lol.
Ah, sorry, the exact same frequency was throwing me for a loop.
    
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Just be sure you're running on a 6+2/8+1/8+2 power phase with good cooling. This is a must for any 125W x6.
I just had no idea, what you said...
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I just had no idea, what you said...
It is the power phase rating for the motherboard. As 8+1 or 6+2, etc.

Power phase explanation

And obviously the good cooling refers to your CPU cooler and case cooling. Cool your CPU well and get a motherboard with a quality power design and components for stable operation and overclocking.
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If you spend less on the CPU, and get something like a quad core Phenom 2 x4 @ 3.40ghz for 164$, he would have more money to throw at a better GPU, which will matter a lot more in gaming then getting a 6 core CPU.
Edited by james_ant - 1/19/11 at 9:07am
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If you spend less on the CPU, and get something like a quad core Phenom 2 x4 @ 3.40ghz for 164$, he would have more money to throw at a better GPU, which will matter a lot more in gaming then getting a 6 core CPU.
Prices here are different It's more expensive here in Denmark.

I figured that 1055T, mobo and 4 Gb. RAM will be $450 here, and the limit is about $500...

So fitting in a X4 and a better GPU would not work according to the budget...


Note, he has 2x GTX 275 in SLI, so is that really needed to be upgraded? I mean, seriously?
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Actually boards with reliable ~8+2 power phases aren't usually ever that expensive. The ASUS M4A79XTD EVO is a good one. An x6 1055T, the M4A79XTD EVO and a 4GB DDR3-1600 kit should only total around $320 in America, perhaps you should look again...
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Actually go with the x4 955 or 965 for gaming but I'd u want a X6 GO FORthe 1090 its better
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Actually boards with reliable ~8+2 power phases aren't usually ever that expensive. The ASUS M4A79XTD EVO is a good one. An x6 1055T, the M4A79XTD EVO and a 4GB DDR3-1600 kit should only total around $320 in America, perhaps you should look again...
Yeah... But that's AMERICA Here in DENMARK prices are different...

If I should get those three components, I'm close to throwing $500 at it!

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Actually go with the x4 955 or 965 for gaming but I'd u want a X6 GO FORthe 1090 its better
Did you read the whole thread?

His main concern is budget. That's why he chose AMD in the first place. Then next, he wanted an X6, but why choose a higher clock frequency if you're gonna OC anyway? So because of OC and budget, he settled for the 1055T.

Now as for the X4 goes, he'll still choose the cheapest in the Phenom II X4 series. If I can convince him, that is...
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