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post #1 of 4
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So I'm building a new pc and i can't choose what to buy?
I can choose:

Phenom x4 925+ some aftermarket cooler like Scythe Katana 3

or

just Phenom x4 955 with stock cooler.

I'm not really OC-ing guy, i will just maybe OC 925 to 3.2 or if i choose 955 i will OC it to 3.4 - 3.6.
Noise is kinda problem. I like quiet PC.
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post #2 of 4
I would go with Phenom x4 925+ some aftermarket cooler like Scythe Katana 3
especially with the aftermarket cooler to do some overclocking.

Or you could just get teh 955 for now and save up for a aftermarket cooler?
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post #3 of 4
Kind of a toss up here since you're not going for a hefty overclock.
It's always nice to have a decent aftermarket cooler, so I wanna say go for the 925 + heatsink.
On the other hand, a lot of 955's can go to 3.6GHz on stock voltage, so the stock cooler would suffice. Also, being a black edition it could be mildly easier to overclock since you wouldn't have to mess with ram and ht link speeds since you can simply up the multiplier on the CPU.

Considering noise, those stock BE coolers can get loud with the smaller fan running 4000+ RPM at full speed.

Since you say you prefer a quiet PC, the 925 + cooler seems to be right up your alley.
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your help guys
Could i OC x4 925 at 3.2 ghz? Is katana3 any good?
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Phenom II X2 550BE @X3 Asrock A790GXH/128M Vtx 5670 512mb DDR5 4 GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160 + 320 GB LG Win 7 Ultimate 64 Samsung SA100 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X2 550BE @X3 Asrock A790GXH/128M Vtx 5670 512mb DDR5 4 GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160 + 320 GB LG Win 7 Ultimate 64 Samsung SA100 
KeyboardPowerMouseMouse Pad
Logitech deluxe 250 Asus 550w Sharkoon Fireglider Black Steelseries qck 
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